Tippets: Mackerel Flies, Browns Canyon Legislation, Fishing Through War, Downstream Drift

August 8, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Spanish mackerel are gaining popularity among fly fishers. “They are fun,” Steve Kanter writes. “They are easy.” And they will also decimate your fly. So check out his suggestions for some ties that will hold up.
  • Legislation set to be introduced later this summer by U.S. Senator Mark Udall would establish 10,500 acres of new wilderness and encompass the Browns Canyon fishery.
  • For a decorated Vietnam vet, Ted Dickie, fly fishing was one good thing he brought back from the war, and one that has helped him through life since. A fly tier and innovator, his life story arrives via the Waco Tribune.
  • With a great instructional video from Orvis, learn how to make a downstream dead drift and dry fly presentation, from making the cast to setting the hook.