Tippets: Wandering Lost, Bonefish Flies, Electric Fish

September 16, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Things often look easier on a map, that much is true. But when Ed Engle finds himself on a new stretch of water, he contradicts the words of J.R.R. Tolkien: confessing, “Well, I was wandering and I was lost and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.”
  • Choosing not to move your fly is sometimes the secret to getting a bonefish to eat. While an exercise in self-control, it’s also a test of fly patterns. Doug Jeffries presents six things to think about for increasing success on the flats.
  • A new species of electric fish has been discovered in the Amazon River. The newfound fish use electric pulses in their tail to navigate murky waters. Mary Bates explains further on National Geographic.