Tippets: Fly Tying Troops, Umpqua Salmon, Spey and the Swing

March 28, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • A Montana chapter of Project Healing Waters is helping to equip soldiers soon deploying abroad with fly tying materials. “It’s a great opportunity to focus on something other than your mission. It’s a great skill that you can learn and take home with you,” says US Army Lieutenant Colonel, James Wilkins.
  • An engineering feat allowing salmon to bypass dams on the Umpqua river has seen great success, allowing fish to return to spawn for the first time in 40 years.
  • In a recent Orvis podcast Tom Rosenbauer presents great tips, explaining spey rods and when you might need one, as well as how to effectively work a river run.