Tippets: Trout Diaries Podcast, Ban Gaff and Drag, Backcountry Fishing Gear, Camera Care in Saltwater

February 21, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • While you probably have never heard of New Zealand’s Arnold River, it’s one of the best trout rivers in the world, says Derek Grzelewski. And he features the river and Johnny Groome’s passion to save it on the third in his Trout Diaries podcast series.
  • The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has voted to move forward with plans to make tarpon a catch and release only species, thereby prohibiting gaff and drag PTTS-style fishing. The proposal is backed by Save The Tarpon Inc. and other conservation groups.
  • The highcountry season is soon to begin, and Colin Breck of Hatch Magazine gives a thorough look at what gear you’ll need.
  • Cameras take a beating in packs and on the river (sometimes in the river). But Louis Cahill offers some great suggestions for camera care, specifically in saltwater conditions, on Gink & Gasoline.