Tippets: New Arapaima Species Discovered, Autumn Streamers, Reel Recovery Retreat

October 17, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • In Brazil, deep in the Amazon, a new species of arapaima has been discovered and confirmed. This raises questions, says Dr. Donald Stewart of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), part of the team that made the discovery, about what other species remain to be discovered.
  • Autumn is reliably a great time to fish streamers, and Phil Monahan presents a great write up and instructional video on different techniques to use, such as swinging or a dead drifting, on the Orvis blog.
  • As part of the non-profit group Reel Recovery, a retreat was recently hosted at Three Rivers Ranch in Idaho for men battling cancer. Tyler Berg features this story of how fly fishing can heal and help through difficult times in both an article and short video.