Tippets: Hardy Commemorative Reel, Mapping Fishing Spots, Choosing Tippet Size

December 22, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Hardy & Greys has released a commemorative reel in honor of Jim Hardy, the last of the company’s founding family, who passed away earlier this year at age 85. The model bears the initials of Jim, JLH, who created the original in 1991.
  • Often secretive about favorite fishing spot, guides of the Florida backcountry coming forward with information about their haunts, helping researchers create habitat maps which in turn could later be used to implement protections for catch-and-release species of fish.
  • Tippet size vs. drift is often a matter of discussion between anglers: does either play a larger role in fooling fish? Kent Klewein says the former does, and presents some great advice for choosing the right tippet size.