Tippets: Investing in Gear, Realistic Tungsten Beads, Water Footprints

May 23, 2015 By: Erin Block

  • From rods to lines, investing in good gear can make you a better angler. “The most important thing for a beginning fly caster is to feel the load of the rod,” writes Louis Cahill on Gink & Gasoline.
  • New realistic tungsten beads from the Flymen Fishing Company imitate the profile of various insects, from stoneflies to caddisflies. Read more about this new product and how to incorporate it into tying patterns in a recent article by Shawn Brillon
  • Daily life activities take more water than you’d think, and that water at some point comes from our watersheds. Stephen Leahy, author of the recent book “Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products,” gives an interview about what steps you can take for water conservation, via National Geographic.