Tippets: Glenn Brackett Interview, Swimming Right, Great Lakes Water Levels Dropping

February 17, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Legendary rod maker Glenn Brackett gives a fascinating interview in a recent talk with Mark Huff, on everything from art and authors to sourcing bamboo and saltwaters.
  • No matter how it looks in your vise, a fly that doesn’t ride right in the water will limit success. So take the advice of Kent Klewein and do some swim testing first, because “there’s nothing worse than showing up at your fly fishing destination with a fly box full of flies that are not going to swim correctly in the water.” Via Gink & Gasoline.
  • The water level of the Great Lakes rises and falls on a 13-year cycle, yet its seen a downward trend in recent years. In research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, seventy years of data has been analyzed and will give climate scientists important historical scope.