Tippets: Bluefin Reporting, Fine Lines, Small Hooks for Big Flies

October 17, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Called the “Mount Everest” for anglers, bluefin tuna are increasingly being caught on the fly. However, with their populations still in rebound, anglers are encouraged to comply with current regulations and reporting procedures.
  • For Norman Maclean the fine line was between religion and fly fishing, for Marshall Bloom (a.k.a. “Dr. Trout) it’s science. As associate director for scientific management at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories an active volunteer and leader in Trout Unlimited, Bloom sits down for an interview about his day job’s research as well as conservation efforts with Ray Ring, senior editor of High Country News.
  • Benefits can come from tying small flies on big hooks, and Johan Nygren gives some pros and cons as well as a pattern on his blog Bigtrout.