Tippets: Dufrense Dam Removal, Weighting Fly Line, Pebble Partnership Update

December 26, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • The Dufrense Dam on the storied Battenkill River, which had blocked the river in Manchester, Vermont, is being removed. For the first time in over 100 years wild trout will have access once again to historic spawning grounds.
  • Adding weight to fly line runs the gamut from split shot to metal line sleeves. Read Ron Kowalyk’s advice for getting your fly down to the fish in a recent article on Florida Sportsman.
  • Canadian firm Northern Dynasty is now the one and only company ready and willing to build the proposed Pebble Mine, after re-acquiring 100% ownership and control of the Pebble Partnership, reports The Wall Street Journal.