Tippets: Seeing the Catch, Stressors on Salmon, Pick for Best Fly

January 11, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Being able to see fish plays a huge part in being able to catch them. “It’s key,” writes Kirk Deeter. Follow the discussion about the importance of polarization and differences in lens color on the Field & Stream Fly Talk blog.
  • New research points to the impact stress has on salmon, increasing the hormone cortisol and decreasing strength of their immune system, making populations more susceptible to disease.
  • What is the world’s best fly? Ask a thousand different fly fishers and you’ll get a thousand different answers. And Larry Myhre of the Sioux City Journal picks two classics: the Muddler Minnow, and the Wooly Bugger.