Tippets: Fossil Fish, Dahlberg’s Diver, Brook Trout in Yellowstone, Don’t Forget the Ponds

  • Paleontologists in southern Utah have discovered fish-bearing rocks which “help flesh out the fossil ecosystem so that we understand what is living both on land and in the water, and perhaps who might have been food for the dinosaurs and crocodilian relatives,” says Randall Irmis in The New York Times.
  • The guys over at the Great Lakes Fly Fishing Blog pay homage to Larry Dahlberg with a unique tying video for his well-known Diver.
  • This week, nonnative brook trout are scheduled to be eradicated from Elk Creek in Yellowstone National Park, as well as tributaries Lost and Yancy Creeks. “We have been doing a variety of individual projects over the years,” says Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash, “It’s all focused on protecting our native fisheries and restoring habitats. Historically, a large number of our waterways had nonnative fish planted decades ago with the idea of enhancing the sport fishery.”
  • Say “fly fishing” and the first thing that will probably come to mind is something of a coldwater stream or river. Of moving water. But “Don’t forget the ponds,” writes Ian Anderson of Warmwater Chronicles.


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