Tippets: Mending Line, Yukon River Salmon, Cases of Art

July 10, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Line mending is important not only for achieving good drifts, but also as a tool for giving lifelike movement to flies. Phil Monahan explains the technique in a recent post on the Orvis blog.
  • The Chinook salmon fishery of the Yukon River has suffered decline since 1998. “There’s been some great efforts to increase money and manpower for research projects,” says Stephanie Schmidt, fishery research biologist. “But if we’re going to understand the broad picture on the Yukon, we’re going to need more.” Read more from Ben Goldfarb on High Country News.
  • In a recent interview, bamboo tenkara rod case maker Richard Kolodny talks with Jason Klass about the process and design that goes into his detailed work. Via Tenkara Talk.