A detailed tutorial on tying a bite tippet with single strand Titanium wire. Although the video is geared towards the muskie angler this would also be an effective system for other toothy species.
FIRST PLACE: Sammy Stark's , S.E. AK Steelhead
Sometimes the future of the sport supersedes slabdome by itself. Congrats to Sammy - enjoy your new duffle (which you'll likely be packing soon for another trip to AK).
Patagonia Stormfront Duffle ($400)
SECOND PLACE: Kristoffer G. Vassdal, Atlantic Salmon
With what could possibly be the prettiest Slab of the Year finalist in the history of Chum voting. Congrats to Kristoffer - keep flying the Chum flag in Europe my man...
Reel Pure River Armor ($100)
The ultimate cold weather necessity. This full-zip soft shell jacket with DuPont™ Hytrel® film is waterproof, windproof and breathable.
THIRD PLACE: Caitlin's B.C. Steel
Caitlin's first steelhead lands her Chum royalty. She'll enjoy Hustle & Fish as it coincidently highlights the very flow she stuck this winning fish.
HUSTLE & FISH DVD ($25)
Fly fishing is everything to Steve, but after sacrificing everything for the chance to live the life he's always dreamed, things are not going exactly as planned. Against the pressure of his parents, girlfriend and hated rival Al Braughtinwood to give up on his dream, Steve decides to dive further in, taking him on a once in a lifetime fishing trip.
The federal government is considering spending $7.5 million to design and build a new fish ladder to help steelhead trout negotiate Santa Paula Creek in Southern California.
LINK (Via: Scripps News)
Santa Paula Creek, located in southwest Ventura County, California, is one of three main historical spawning tributaries for endangered southern steelhead.