Monday, November 22, 2010

News of the Week: 22 November 2010

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Fly angler and fishing editor Tom Helgeson passes away...lead battle may be fought state by state...20 questions with Tommy Skarlis...British tackle shop employee may be next middleweight champ...Mississippi certifies record tiger trout nearly won the battle of Tokaruk...Irish fly tying...pacific is closed to commercial tuna fishing...forgetting the one that got away...Forbes gives us the best fly angling must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Terribly sad news--noted fly fishing editor Tom Helgeson has passed away.

The battle for lead may have to be fought all over again, state by state this time.

Walleye Central gives us 20 Questions with Tommy Skarlis.

The Geelong Advertiser gives us fishing with Geoff Wilson.

Tackle shop employee turned boxer is eyeing his first pro title.

Mississippi authorities certify record Tiger Shark.

How trout nearly won the battle of Tokaruk.

The Irish Times declares that fly-tying is creating a buzz.

The closure of the Pacific tuna fisheries to commercial boats has begun.

Now is the perfect time to go for flounder.

Angler invents handy aid for fishing rods.

Why permit on the fly is so elusive.

Tackling shark fin loopholes.

Of tin, eels, and speedy reels.

Why the one that got away can't be forgotten.

Finishing with a Flourish: Forbes magazine writer Monte Burke gives us his best of fly fishing gear.

-- Dr. Todd

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