Tippets: Economy of Wraps, Movements of Steelhead, Treating Trout Right

March 18, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Proportions in fly tying are especially important for small flies and picky trout. Louis Cahill offers some advice for wrapping thread that will result in more efficient and more aesthetic flies.
  • In an effort to better understand how steelhead move and use the South Fork Clearwater River system, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Nez Perce Tribal Fisheries Research Division have collaborated on a tracking program. Clearwater Region Fishery manager Joe DuPont explains further on The Fish Ladder.
  • Catch-and-release angling only works if the fish we release are unharmed. Phil Monahan highlights best practices for how to treat a trout right, via the Orvis blog.