Tippets: Stone Cold, Rigs for Saltwater, Umpqua On a Roll

March 29, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • While spring might be here in theory, the water is still low and clear. “Stone cold like fingers and toes,” writes Mike Sepelak of early season fishing, San Juan Worms, and the poetry of thermoclines.
  • Large saltwater sportfish have, until the past fifty years or so, been a pipe dream for fly fishers. However with gear improvements as well as education, fly anglers are more often than ever chasing billfish, dolphin and tuna. Doug Kelly explains with some tips and tricks via Fly Fishing in Salt Waters.
  • As Burton is to snowboarding so Umpqua Feather Merchants is to fly fishing, likens Scott Willoughby in The Denver Post, writing about the company’s success on the heels of winning a “Best of the Best” award from Field & Stream, and March 13 being officially proclaimed “Umpqua Day” in Louisville, Colorado.