Tippets: Right-Hand Retrieve, Polluted Runoff, Tips for Better Photos

February 25, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Phil Monahan tackles the topic of right-hand retrieve on the Orvis blog, advising that “You should reel with whichever hand feels the most comfortable to you. You are not compromising any part of the fishing experience by using one hand or the other.”
  • Many logging, farming, and grazing activities are not regulated by Clean Water Act discharge permits, and are resultantly persistent water polluters. While it is up to states to monitor offenders, politics often gets in the way. Read more about the pollution problem on Oregon’s coast and its impact on watersheds such as the Umpqua and Rogue basins from Northwest Environmental Advocates.
  • Whether for the stunning scenery or the fish themselves, check out a recent post on Peta Pixel on how to take better photographs, whatever the subject matter might be.