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Tippets: Singing Fish, Caddisfly Cases, Knotted Line

February 26, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Mysterious noises loud enough to drown conversation and disrupt sleep reported by houseboat owners near Sausalito has been pinned down to a fish species: the plainfin midshipmen, which “sings” to attract mates and protect territory.
  • Presented with gold and precious stones, caddisflies use them as they would river rock and sand: to build protective cases.
  • Whether casting a heavy nymph rig, or battling gusts of wind, John Berry offers up some great advice for dealing with knots in your line, via The Baxter Bulletin.