Tippets: Finishing Strong, Quotes of Revolutionaries, House Kills Farm Bill

June 29, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Often the things least visible can hold the most important (and everything else) together. In fly tying, one of those things is the whip finish, which John Frazier demonstrates on Fly Fishing in Salt Waters.
  • Taking the philosophy of revolutionaries to the water, Neil Waugh writes on quotations from The Little Blue Book, and finds while fishing Chironomids that “indisputable political power only grows out of the bend of a flyrod.”
  • Just as things were looking hopeful, the House of Representatives has killed The Farm Bill, putting it and the conservation programs included on “a three-month death watch,” writes Bob Marshall on The Conservationist.