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Tippets: Dealing with Slack Line, Tying Craft of Ellis Hatch

June 7, 2018 By: Erin Block

  • A great cast can be ruined by excess line on the water. In this post, Domenick Swentosky writes about two methods for recovering slack line on the water: stripping in line or lifting/moving the rod tip. “I would never suggest using either method exclusively,” he writes. “There are times to use both, because each method comes with its own caveats.” Via Troutbitten.
  • Ellis Hatch was known for his meticulous crafting of flies. “If fly-tying is an art, then Hatch is its Leonardo da Vinci,” writes Tucker Cummings. Learn more about Hatch and his work in fly tying and conservation in this film from the New Hampshire Fish and Game.