Tippets: America’s Cup, Environmentalist Ethics, Making Loops on a Sink Tip, Native Fish in Native Waters

October 4, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • With headquarters in Vail, Colorado, The America Cup Fly Fishing Tournament has just completed its fifth year, with 65 anglers from six countries competing. In the end Ireland’s Team Emerger took home the gold medal, Team USA won the silver, and Team USA Youth Fly Fishing won the bronze.
  • In a recent piece in Earth Island Journal, James Card explores the dichotomy of hunting and fishing within an environmentalist ethic as tensions rise over a proposed sandhill crane season in Wisconsin.
  • Born of necessity on the river, learn guide Jeff Hickman’s “bush fix” for making loops on a sink tip line. And then “go fishing – without fear, as we’ve never had this system fail,” writes Andrew Bennett on the Deneki Outdoors blog.
  • Chris Hunt reflects on native greenback cutthroats pre and post Sept. 24, 2012, and on catching “Native fish in native waters–no small event in Colorado, where, for some reason, we just couldn’t leave well enough alone a century before.”