A sad lack of planning

Letter from Richard D. Stacy

Water – August 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

Editors:

I have enjoyed George Sibley’s columns in Colorado Central for some time. His most recent, “The Developed Resource,” was very interesting. Long ago, as a student at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs (B.S, Chemistry, class of 1952), I used to occasionally sit in on the geology lectures of Dr. Pearl who also was quite interested in the water resources of Colorado.

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Use barbless hooks

Letter from Richard D. Stacy

Wildlife – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine

Editors:

I enjoyed, and agree with, the article on catch-and-release fishing by Alan Kesselheim [in the June edition]. In the past, I have fished with barbless hooks, which I believe are much less traumatic for the trout when caught and released, although they (the hooks, not the trout) require a certain skill to use. Perhaps the use of barbless hooks should be mandated on all catch-and-release trout waters.

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