Tippets: Common Casting Mistakes, Oil in Sand Creek, She Just Wanted to Fish

November 30, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Covering everything from tailing loops to range of motion, Pete Kutzer is featured in a fantastic instructional video on correcting the five most common casting mistakes.
  • It was one year ago that Trevor Tanner, an avid Denver-based carp angler, noticed an oily film on a tributary of the South Platte, Sand Creek. Since then there have been newspaper articles, television news reports and features, as well as exchanges with Suncor, the refinery at fault. And yet as the May 2013 deadline for proving cleanup has taken place looms, it appears that although things change, writes Will Rice of The Drake, “the more things stay the same.”
  • Anne Voss Bark, actress, fly fisher, and owner of one of Britain’s most popular fishing hotels, has passed away at the age of 84. A champion of conservation and ever a vivacious spirit, after the first time she took a trout on a dry fly Bark remembered, “work became an encumbrance — all I wanted to do was fish.”