Tippets: Choosing Line for Switch Rods, Getting Kids Outside, BLM Decides to Pull Oil & Gas Leases

February 14, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Many folks are seeing the benefit of a switch rod, “the best of both worlds,” writes Louis Cahill. And while choosing a line can be confusing, Cahill lays out a detailed analysis of the pros and cons to traditional vs. spey and skagit systems in the first of a three-part series on Gink & Gasoline.
  • An important issue in conservation is keeping future generations involved. Author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, Richard Louv, talks with Tom Rosenbauer about “nature deficit disorder” and getting kids back into the outdoors.
  • Hunters, anglers, and conservationists are applauding the Colorado Bureau of Land Management’s decision to withdraw proposed oil and gas leases, which would have included big game habitat and trout fisheries along the North Fork of the Gunnison River.