Tippets: Conservation vs. Preservation, Fly Casting Fundamentals, Common Lines

February 22, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • While catch-and-release fishing is the practice of most fly fishers, keeping a few every once in a while isn’t a bad thing; in fact, it can actually be helpful for population control and the health of the ecosystem. As Jay Eubanks explains, “Conservation is often defined as ‘the wise use of resources.’ Conservation should not be confused with preservation as the two concepts are not entirely interchangeable.”
  • In a series of posts on how to improve casting technique, David Darling covers proper loading of a fly rod and how to successfully shoot line, via Ask a Fly Fishing Guide.
  • Learning from others, sharing knowledge, and trying new things, Steve Waters observes, are all traits shared by honorees of the recent Legendary Captains & Crew Awards held at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.