Tippets: Hooking Anglers Young, Brown Trout Adaptability, Tips on Tippets, Boost for Yampa

August 9, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • For Brandon Knox, fly tying came before fly fishing, getting hooked on the craft in an outdoor education class at his school.  Read more about this young angler and his journey into the sport via Petoskey News.
  • Researchers from the University of Exeter and King’s College London have found a population of brown trout that survive in Cornwall’s River Hayle despite high metal concentrations. They attributed the survival to changes in gene expression. More information can be read on Science Blog, and the paper in entirety in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
  • Tippet size and length can be just as important as the fly you use. Tom Rosenbauer details how to improve presentation and effectiveness for your next time out on the water, via The Orvis Blog.
  • Colorado’s Yampa River is getting a boost from a water lease agreement signed by the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and designed to keep water in Stagecoach Reservoir and water flows stable through summer.