Tippets: Tying Zimmerman’s Ditch Damsel, Travel to Cuba

June 20, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • “Damsel patterns need to be tied slim and sparse,” writes Charlie Craven, “with a bit of weight to keep them swimming shallow and with as much wiggle and shimmy as one can manage.” Luckily Jay Zimmerman’s new pattern, The Ditch Damsel, perfectly fits this description. Read more about the fly and find a step-by-step tutorial via Fly Fisherman.
  • There’s good news for anglers wanting to head to Cuban waters: the United States has approved flights to Cuban cities other than Havana from five U.S. cities, with service starting as soon as this fall. Via Huffington Post.