Tippets: Fly Reel Making Workshop, Frying Pan Sizzling, Redfish Debates, Geomagnetic Storms
- Fly rod making is a popular past time but rarely does one hear about making reels. However, Granite Staters will have the opportunity to learn how at a workshop hosted by Michael Hackney of The Eclectic Angler.
- Colorado anglers can fish their winter blues away at the Frying Pan which, as usual, is having a productive winter. Eggs, midges and, unique to a few locales, year round dry fly action.
- The increase in the bag limit for redfish in certain parts of Florida takes effect today. Seen as symbol of a recovered redfish population to fisheries managers, many disagree with the decision. Meanwhile, in North Carolina the debate over classifying redfish, trout and striped bass as gamefish, making it legal to only catch them by hook and line and illegal to sell, is heating up.
- A coronal mass ejection (CME), a magnetic force that penetrates the Earth’s magnetic field, that hit last week, along with disrupting navigation systems, flight plans, satellites and power grids, might also have disturbed the migratory systems of marine species, including trout.