Tippets: Geared Up for Tenkara, Gut Feelings, Fly Fishing World Championships

  • Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, shares the best basic gear, from rod and line to flies, for getting started with a Tenkara set up. Via Gink & Gasoline.
  • Microbial research reveals the more diverse a fish’s diet, the less diverse (and less healthy) the microbes in its gut. “It remains an open question whether the patterns identified in our study will also apply to humans,” says study lead Dr. Daniel Bolnick of the University of Texas at Austin. However, it presents an interesting counterpoint to the established idea that a diverse diet is best. Via Outside Online.
  • Russell Miller has a firsthand look at the World Fly Fishing Championships, recently were held in the Czech Republic . The US team brought home 5th place overall, the prestigious Team Gold award, as well as an individual gold. Read more via Sage.
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