Tippets: Return to Natural, How Feathers Work, Tips for Reading Bass Ponds

December 6, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Progress sometimes means taking a step (or two) back, to the way things were. And while it’s a rare thing, “seeing something returned back to its natural state is an awfully powerful thing to witness,” says Ben Knight, filmmaker with Felt Soul Media, on the removal of the Condit Dam on the White Salmon River.
  • Feathers, a staple on every fly tier’s desk, are pretty amazing things. And you can learn more about how they work (before getting tied on to our hooks) in a recent feature on Brain Pickings.
  • While in many parts of the world warmwater fishing has shut down for the winter, now is the time to study and read up for the next season. Check out Kent Klewein’s detailed guide to reading structure in bass ponds, and how to use that information to your best advantage.