Tippets: Fishing Small Streams, Plastic Byproducts, Paint and Release

August 22, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • While small streams are often billed as “easy,” they can be hard to read and navigate. Phil Monahan has some expert advice in a recent post on the Orvis blog.
  • Dioxin (a byproduct of burned plastics and industrial processes) is known to be detrimental to human health. However, new research has shown it can also impact fish well-being, particularly olfactory function. Via The Fishing Wire.
  • An angler herself, artist Josi Etter notices the nuances of individual fish. “Every fish is different,” she says. “They have details and coloring that you might not see immediately. This is where the painting comes into play.” Leo Roth has an interesting profile on Etter, who paints watercolors of memorable fish for anglers, offering a “conservation-minded alternative to traditional taxidermy mounts.” Via The Democrat & Chronicle.