Tippets: Guiding for Winter Steelhead, Frozen Fish, Thread Techniques for Tying

February 24, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • In a recent blog post, Bob Triggs announced he will no longer be guiding for winter run steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula. The reason? “The numbers of wild fish do not support sports fishing, not even a catch and release fishery,” Triggs explains. Read more of his piece on the Washington Fly Fishing Blog.
  • Air temperature of -7.8 C (17.96 F) combined with strong east winds froze a bay in the island of Lovund, Norway so quickly that it trapped and killed fish.
  • A strong thread base is the foundation of any fly—the glue, so to speak, which holds everything together. Check out some tips from Warmwater Chronicles on thread techniques in tying.