Tippets: Strickland Honored with Freedom Medal, Fishing the Ice Age Trail, Soft Hackles for Carp, Support in the Senate

October 3, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • World War II Navy veteran and expert fly tier (among many other things),Clark Strickland was recently honored for his military service in the South Pacific with the Freedom Medal. Still working at the Orvis Store in San Francisco, you can view a slideshow of photos on Mercury News.
  • Wisconsin’s 1,200-mile-long  Ice Age Trail remains uncompleted, yet the connecting routes are “usually rustic back roads, that lead to the officially designated trail. This makes it just right for hopping in a car (or truck) and taking a fishing road trip,” writes James Card in Men’s Journal, where he points out three favorite areas to drop in: Madison, Langlade, and the Chippewa River.
  • Classic soft hackles work well for more than just trout, and Trevor Tanner discovers their effectiveness for carp as well.
  • Before adjourning, the U.S. Senate advanced a legislative package with strong bipartisan support which “promotes public hunting and angling access, habitat conservation and strongly funded resource management.”