Tippets: Letters from Voelker, Tips for False Albacore, Defining “Abundance” of Steelhead, Chicago River Art

September 18, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Over this past Labor Day weekend, some of the eighty letters written by John D. Voelker to fellow writer and fly fisher Jim Enger throughout the years of their friendship were on display at the Old AuSable Fly Shop in Grayling, Michigan. “He was a mentor and really good friend,” says Enger. “On our many, many visits to the pond, our conversations were wide ranging. It wasn’t just about fishing. It was about everything and about life.”
  • In this week’s Orvis Podcast, Tom Rosenbauer focuses on tips for false albacore, as fall is when these exciting fish move closer to the shoreline.
  • With the proposal to allow anglers to keep Skeena steelhead based upon their “abundance,” Rob Brown rebuts with a well researched article in The Terrace Standard, writing, “when the proponents of a kill fishery for steelhead use the adjective abundant to describe steelhead, they are playing fast and loose with the term.”
  • Art has power, and it was used at the recent EXPO CHICAGO to draw attention to trash polluting the Chicago River.