Tippets: Lefty Kreh on Building a Better Leader, Return of the Sockeye, Disappearing Dry Patches

October 11, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • When fishing for bonefish or permit, longer leaders are often necessary. And on the Backcasts blog, Lefty Kreh answers a question about attaching tippet that will not snag on or break going through the guides.
  • Biologists have confirmed that sockeye salmon are spawning in Oregon’s Metolius River, for the first time in 45 years. “The reintroduction program has been a large, complex and coordinated effort by many stakeholders,” says Mike Gauvin from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. “We’re still in the beginning stages of this program, so it feels really good to see tangible results of our work.”
  • Once a staple, drying patches on vests and packs have slowly disappeared. And if you’re wondering where they’ve gone, you’re not alone.