Tippets: Improve Your Hook Set, Biscayne Bay Bloom, “Surf Candy” History, Pep Talk

August 2, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • When setting the hook, don’t let go of the line in your rod hand, advises Kent Klewein. “Doing so, it will allow you to maintain tension and control of the fish while you’re stripping in fly line or getting that excess fly line on the reel.” Via Gink & Gasoline.
  • A possible record setting algae bloom is tainting the clear waters of Biscayne Bay. And while it has not yet produced any fish kills, if it persists much longer the bloom could have a damaging impact on the fragile ecosystem.
  • Learning about a fly’s history can increase not only your appreciation for its effectiveness, but also your enjoyment in fishing it. Read about Bob Popovics’ iconic “Surf Candy” and its beginnings, via Fly Fishing in Salt Waters.
  • The frustration of fishing never truly abates, despite skills and time passed. And every once in awhile we all need a pep talk to get us in the right frame of mind. Read Josh Bergan’s advice, commiseration, and encouragement, on Trout Bugs.