Tippets: Line Management, Hatchery on the Au Sable, Five Stages of Growth

July 6, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • In an instructional short film from Fly Fisherman, Joe Mahler demonstrates line management techniques, without the use of a stripping basket.
  • Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit to allow a fish hatchery operator to increase production along the Au Sable River, despite concerns from anglers that increased phosphorus discharges from the hatchery could harm the watershed. Via The Detroit Free Press.
  • Todd Tanner explains the “Five Stages of Fly Fishing,” from simply catching to tracking size. Eras each one of us will go through, “at least if we stick around long enough to move up the ladder.”