Tippets: Presenting to Permit, Impacts of Deepwater Horizon, Narrowing in on the Tongass

April 7, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Fresh from fishing Mexico’s Ascension Bay, Chad Shmukler offers three tips for presenting flies to permit. “Successfully presenting a fly to a permit and hooking that permit is a distinctly different task than doing so to other fishy quarry,” he writes, “so being prepared will up your chances for success.”
  • A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that fish embryos exposed to crude oil during the Deepwater Horizon spill developed heart and other deformities projected to shorten lifespans or even kill some of the developing fish. Via The New York Times.
  • Matt Smythe remembers a day fishing in the Tongass National Forest, where narrow roads prove ample fodder for widened horizons. Read Smythe’s essay on Fishingpoet.