Tippets: Fish Eat Fish Fly, On Really Good Writing, Coping With Climate Change

September 5, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • A master of thinking outside the box, Ulf Hagström has developed a new kind of pike fly based on a scientific research paper on the behavior of pike: the “fish eat fish” fly. You can find the recipe as well as Ulf’s description of developing the pattern on his blog, The Way of the Fly.
  • Really good writing will make you feel as though the author is a “terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it,” states Holden Caulfield. And Tom Hazelton tells the story of getting to do just that (and fish, too) with Jason Tucker and Alex Cerveniak.
  • German scientists have found that being born into warmer temperatures helps fish cope with climate change. As well as the unexpected discovery that they did better in colder climates as well: “We thought that they might do better under warmer conditions because they grew up in warmer conditions. We didn’t think they’d also do better under colder conditions, but they did.”