Tippets: Hook Sets, Guiding Careers, Rainbow Trout Rebound in Colorado

June 16, 2015 By: Erin Block

  • Many fish are lost on the hook set. And in a recent article, Tom Rosenbauer talks about techniques for setting the hook for different species and settings, via Orvis.
  • Turning a fishing obsession into a career is “the best job in the world,” according to Mark Raisler, co-owner of Headhunters Fly Shop in Craig and Brock Long, who has guided for Cross Currents. Tom Kuglin highlights these two guides and their passion for helping others find success on the water, via The Helena Independent Record.
  • After being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, populations of rainbow trout are on the comeback in Colorado. “It’s been a long road, but bringing back populations of fish that were essentially extirpated from Colorado can only be called a huge success,” said George Schisler, CPW’s aquatic research team leader who is based in Fort Collins.