Tippets: Art of Alberto Rey, Florida Skiff Challenge, Beginning Rods & Reels

March 21, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • Phil Monahan highlights the work of artist Alberto Rey in a recent post via Orvis. Along with his paintings, Rey is also a guide and fly fishing teacher, and has several exciting art exhibitions installed and forthcoming ranging from the United States to Nepal.
  • The 2016 Florida Skiff Challenge will start March 24, 2016. This year’s event will benefit the Coastal Conservation Association’s habitat restoration efforts in Florida.  “This is a very unique event,” says organizer Heath Daughtry of Yellowfin Yachts. “We’re not competing against each other but rather against the elements—the seas, the weather—to see who can even finish the entire 1,200 miles.”
  • For a beginning angler, choosing a rod and reel can be overwhelming. Justin Pickett outlines great pairings to get you started, but as he writes, the main goal is just getting out on the water. Via Gink & Gasoline.