Tippets: Mending Line, Bitterroot Bass, Tenkara Line Methods

March 18, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • One of the most overlooked aspects of fly fishing is presentation, says guide Matt Heron. Read great strategies for mending lines and getting a good drift in a recent post via Sage. “You might only need to do one,” writes Heron, “or if you’re lucky, none at all.”
  • A newly installed tourist sign for Montana’s Bitterroot Valley is raising eyebrows among anglers. The sign, designed by the Ravalli County Tourism Business Improvement District, features a fly angler casting a plug and fighting a bass. “None of us are fisher people,” says Robbie Springs, board member of the Ravalli County TBID. “We didn’t realize that we had the incorrect species. It was in no way malicious.” Via Ravalli Republic.
  • One of the challenges of tenkara fishing is figuring out what to do with the line when you’re not fishing. Ben Kryzinski outlines best options in a recent article on Hatch Magazine.