Tippets: Hillstrand Against the Pebble Mine, Spring Fishing Tactics, Best Reel Ever Made

May 20, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Captain of the Time Bandit, featured on Discovery’s show Deadliest Catch, Johnathan Hillstrand  has come out in vocal opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay. As a commercial fisher, Hillstrand depends on a healthy ecosystem for his way of life.  He states: “For everyone who counts on the salmon industry to make a living, the Pebble project is the Deadliest Mine.”
  • While spring fishing might be slow, there is still sport to be had, writes Alan Bithell as he overviews flies and tactic for water just warming up. Via Franken Fly.
  • Gear can be more than just “good,” when lasting long enough to be passed down to future generations. As Roger O’Keefe writes in The Pagosa Daily Post of the Pflueger Medalist, “this iconic reel did so much more than catch fish. It changed lives.”