Tippets: Independent or Co-Dependent Review, Spey Teaching Success, Autumn Streamers, Robotic Tuna on Patrol

October 6, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • When the Pebble Limited Partnership hires the Colorado-based Keystone Center to review the proposed Pebble Mine and the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, “there is reason to be skeptical,” writes Joel Reynolds on Switchboard.
  • Josh Mills passes the torch, teaching friend Ryan to Spey cast. And even after a fishless day on the river, it’s never wasted, and in the end is a “complete success” when the student asks the teacher, “Want to go next weekend?”
  • Autumn moves fish (as well as fly fishers) into the higher waters of tailwaters, calling for streamers. And Kent Klewein offers four strategies for a successful season on Gink and Gasoline.
  • The newest member of the Homeland Security team is a biomimetic fish, a tuna that patrols underwater. “We’re using nature as a basis for design and engineering a system that works exceedingly well.” says David Taylor, BIOSwimmer program manager.