Tippets: Figure Eight Retrieve, Asian Carp Numbers Increase, Fishing for a Family

  • Line retrieve is an important part of making a fly believable and lifelike in the water. Peter Hayes shares a technique for retrieving and storing line, with an alternative take on the traditional figure 8 retrieve.
  • Now comprising an estimated 63 percent of all fish biomass in the Illinois River, the concern over Asian carp is growing. One tactic being advocated for combating this invasive species is the “If you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em” approach, and while it may seem promising, writes Howard Meyerson on All Things Great Lakes, there is yet good reason for skepticism.
  • Legendary fisherman and writer, Bruce Sandison, recalls his fishing life and how in the end, it landed him a family.
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