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Tippets: 2016 Breaking Barriers Award, World’s Best Blood Knot

April 22, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • Nelli Williams is the recipient of the 2016 Breaking Barriers Award from Orvis. Williams is Director for Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program and has played a critical role in conservation campaigns directed towards protecting Bristol Bay. “Her work is helping break down the long-standing barriers that have stood between local subsistence fishing and recreational fishing. Attitudes from both sides are changing from skepticism to potential opportunity.”
  • Chris Fave demonstrates the fastest and easiest way to tie a blood knot. “Chris uses a toothpick to tie a blood knot perfectly in seconds,” explains Louis Cahill. “It’s a pretty sweet trick.” View the instructional video here.