Tippets: Reading Water, Hopper History

August 15, 2015 By: Erin Block

  • Reading the water is an important technique for anglers. Chad Shmukler offers detailed advice for assessing and fishing the slow water in front of rocks. Via Hatch Magazine.
  • While they’re mentioned in fly fishing literature as far back as the 1600s, it took longer for grasshopper patterns to become popular. In a recent article Peter Nardini of the American Museum of Fly Fishing highlights the history of what are now summer favorites.