Tippets: Purple Straights, Watch Water Temps, Leverage Grips

July 9, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Righting wrongs and defending the innocent are values well invested in the West. Yet “If there ever were fish that need a little justice,” writes Neil Waugh, “it’s West Coast salmon.” Read more about the fish of the purple straights on Neil Waugh Outdoors.
  • While warm weather has anglers eager to get out, increased water temperatures can have a negative impact on trout and recovery time after catch-and-release angling. Be mindful, carry a thermometer, and be willing to pass on a day on the water for the good of the fishery. Via Hatch Magazine.
  • Knowing how to properly leverage weight is key to fighting larger fish. And while your instinct wants to move one hand above the grip, don’t do it, writes Kirk Deeter. Read more on Fly Talk.