Tippets: PHW Fundraising, Saving Big Old Fish, Stealth and Carp

October 24, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • The 2nd Annual Fundraiser for Project Healing Waters will run the week of Veterans Day (November 10th – 14th). Personal and company donations to the event are welcomed and can be submitted via the Hammer Creek Fly Fishing blog.
  • Matriarchs of the fish world, the “BOFFFFs” as scientists call them, are integral to the health of fisheries. “Increasingly, fisheries managers are realizing that saving some big old fish is essential to ensure that fished populations are stable and sustainable,” says Dr. Mark Hixon of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Via ScienceDaily.
  • Following a survey of serious carp anglers, Trevor Tanner assesses the results in a recent post on Fly Carpin’. Perhaps the most surprising finding is casting distance. “It turns out that you don’t have to cast very far to catch carp.” You just have to be stealthy.