Tippets: Cicada Hatch, Plan B, Lessons from Lefty, Op-Ed on Keystone Pipeline

May 5, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Since 1996, Brood II cicadas have been burrowed underground. But this is their year to buzz.  In the next few weeks they’ll emerge to mate and lay their eggs and in the process provide an “overwhelming smorgasbord” for animals and trout, in this once-every-seventeen-year hatch.
  • While you should never leave fish to find fish, learn to cut your losses and when needed and move on to more productive water, advises Kent Klewein. Common sense “Plan Bs” can net you big results.
  • As part of Chris Santella’s new book Why I fly Fish, Lefty Kreh shares his story and development as an angler, and why he’s still at it today.
  • The proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada, down to the Texas Gulf Coast, is raising the hackles of Nebraskans, and they are voicing their concerns over the environmental danger, writes Mary Pipher in The New York Times. As rancher Randy Thompson says, “There is no red water or blue water, there is clean water or dirty water.”