Tippets: Lightspeed, Topwater Tactics, Gila Genetics

May 28, 2015 By: Erin Block

  • In a recently published essay, Mark Greer remembers his son, Anthony, through a gifted Lamson LightSpeed fly reel. “I realized that it is more than just a fishing reel to me,” Greer writes. “It’s a conduit to a time in my life spent on the water with my son.” Via Gink & Gasoline.
  • Topwater flies are effective for more than just dry fly trout fishing. In a recent post on Field & Stream, Joe Cermele highlights tactics for bass, pike and redfish.
  • Gila trout, native only to headwater streams of the Mogollon Rim of New Mexico and Arizona, have unique genetic lineage that is now helping researchers plan their recovery. “Conservation genetics is at its heart an investment in the future with an eye on the past,” writes Craig Springer, via The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.