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Tippets: Fighting Grip, Winter Light

December 25, 2015 By: Erin Block

  • When fighting a fish, many anglers move a hand off the cork grip. And this, writes Louis Cahill, can lead to inefficient energy usage as well as broken rods. “Instead of sliding your hands up the rod in your effort to land a big fish at the boat,” Cahill writes, “you should keep your hands on the cork at all times, and reach up as high as you can, while moving the rod in the direction of the net man.” Via Gink & Gasoline.
  • Winter solstice brings short days to the Flathead River, but there are still ways to find the light. “As a fly fisher there a ‘see the light’ moment almost every time I’m out on the water,” writes Mark McGlothlin. “A mentor long ago reminded often that you’d be amazed what you can learn by keeping your mouth shut and your eyes and ears open.” Read more via ChiWulff.