Tippets: Planning a Saltwater Trip, Clean Water Act, Arkansas Gold

January 23, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • The winter months often find anglers planning trips to warmer climes. Phil Monahan lays out the essential items for any saltwater trip in a recent post on the Orvis blog.
  • The recent chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River is clear evidence of the need for a strong Clean Water Act. “We need Congress to provide adequate funding for the EPA’s enforcement responsibilities and grant programs,” says Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood. “And we need to make smart decisions that avoid unnecessary risk to our watersheds.”
  • The recent designation of a 102-mile segment of the Arkansas River as Gold Medal Waters is a celebration of the underdog, says veteran guide and ArkAnglers co-owner Greg Felt of Salida “This fishery has risen from nowhere, really, from a nondescript fishery to world class.” Read more via The Denver Post.