Tippets: Tips for Selecting Tying Materials, Sizing Down, Streamside Stewardship

November 9, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • The advent of synthetics opened new opportunities for fly tiers, however the old tried-and-true are often still the best materials. Drew Chicone gives some great advice on what to look for when picking out feathers, bucktail, and rabbit strips.
  • Scientists report that a warming climate may impact the size of aquatic animals more than land, in a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  It found that “oxygen requirements drive the relationship between temperature and size.”
  • Protecting trout waters also means protecting the banks and streamside vegetation. Kent Klewein shares his experience (and success story) about planting cottonwoods on local waters on Gink & Gasoline.