Tippets: Bull Trout on the Rebound, Bonefish Puffs, A Patagonian Rainbow

March 18, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • For the nation’s rivers, bull trout are the canary in the coal mine.  And as they are on the rebound in Montana thanks to habitat restoration and non-native fish management, USFWS field supervisor Mark Wilson reflects: “If you can do whatever it takes to protect bull trout, then you essentially protect all the other fish and all the things that are good that people like about fish habitat.”
  • Feeding bonefish often leave circular holes in the sand as they literally blow away the cover of prey. Scott Heywood describes a perceptive way to use these “puffs,” as they’re also known, to pinpoint when the fish was feeding, ensuring you’ll be in the right place at the right time in the future. Via The Fly Paper blog.
  • Circumnavigating the globe in an old VW dubbed “Nacho,” Brad and Sheena find themselves in Patagonia, chasing trout. And recalling a particularly brutal one that got away, Brad writes of a rainbow that was “as big as a tiny human,” and beautiful.