Tippets: Film’s Homecoming, Cicada Wings, Tactics for Tarpon

March 14, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Maker of the fly fishing movie “Thai One On,” Travis Lowe is bringing the film and the Fly Fishing Film Tour to his hometown, Kelowna, B.C. He talks about the journey of bringing footage to film with Kevin Parnell of the Kelowna Capital News.
  • New research has revealed that cicadas have a bacteria-killing substance in their wings, with possible human application that would provide a passive cleaning surface, not requiring “active agents like detergents, which are often environmentally harmful,” says chemical engineer Anne-Marie Kietzi.
  • The season for chasing tarpon is soon to arrive, and just in time David Olson details what you’ll need: everything from fly rods and reels, tippet and line, to advice on hiring a guide.