Tippets: Carrie Frost to Receive Honors, Increase Your Time on the Water, Doppler Radar for Fish, First Edition Hemingway

September 19, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • Fly tying pioneer Carrie Frost is receiving several current honors: an induction into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame and sculptor Debbie Elmerher is casting Frost’s likeness into bronze for the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Vermont. Her fly tying business, started in 1896 “launched an industry in the United States. At the time, most fly-fishing flies were imported from Europe. Frost saw the need for flies based on the insects found in local streams and using materials available locally.”
  • From fishing local to picking your spouse, to career moves and finding good friends (i.e. “single, non-golfing”), Jay Zimmerman gives Ten Ways to Increase Your Time on the Water.
  • Acoustic engineer Nicholas Makris has developed what can only be described as a Doppler radar for fish. “We were about a hundred miles southeast of Manhattan, in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, dodging all these big tankers, and we found these monstrous shoals of fish,” says Markis of his research, “National Marine Fisheries wasn’t aware it was there, and we just watched it evolve.”
  • Signed “With the very best wishes” by Ernest Hemingway, a first edition copy of The Old Man and the Sea has made Abe Book’s list of most expensive books in the month of August, selling at a whopping $18,500.