Tippets: Hats Off, Florida’s Tamiami Trail, Tandem Rigging

July 1, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • San Antonio-based writer Lefty Ray Chapa notes that while spurs are not needed on the water a hat is a handy thing indeed. And the connection between a fly fisher and their hat is a complicated equation of practicality and superstition.  On Racks & Reels.
  • Florida’s U.S. 41, also known as the Tamiami Trail connecting Naples to Miami, has been considered one of the state’s “biggest ecological travesties,” writes Chad Gillis. But now a purposeful “leak” in the dam will allow water to flow into the Shark River Valley for the first time in a century.
  • While we’re all familiar with the classic dry-dropper, Phil Monahan explains additional rigging techniques to incorporate “two-fly systems into your everyday angling arsenal.”