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Tippets: Swing Down, Steelhead Spawning Success Rates, Drift Boat Build

January 2, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Gary Borger outlines the benefits of presenting a fly in a down-and-across swing cast in a recent article in Hatch Magazine.
  • According to preliminary research presented at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program annual review, wild steelhead of both “winter” and “summer” stocks from the Columbia/Snake river system have shown to have more success at spawning runs than their hatchery peers.
  • Cameron Mortenson is documenting the build of a drift boat by Phil Croff. The series will run consecutively on Mondays. Don’t miss this look into a fascinating process by a true master of the craft.