Tippets: Tricks & Bets, Working With Marabou, Measurement Curiosities, Protecting Tributaries

June 3, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Traditions with friends and fishing run strong: catching the first, the largest, the most. Texas-based writer and photographer Lefty Ray Chapa tells the story of a recent trip chasing redfish, and the winning and losing of bets.
  • A wealth of fly recipes call for marabou, a favorite due to its movement in the water. And while it is versatile, it can also be difficult to work with, so check out Dennis Shaw’s tutorial outlining great techniques for working with this popular material.  Via The Limp Cobra.
  • While they use the metric system officially, New Zealanders measure their trout in pounds. Tim Romano explains the puzzle on Field & Stream.
  • A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment focuses on the importance of tributaries in helping to save threatened large-river fish. They “may be one of our last chances to preserve large-river fish habitat,” says lead author Brenda Pracheil, via Science Daily.