Tippets: Rod Building, No Drilling in NM County, Asterisk Fish Explained, Bug Eye View

May 7, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • One of fly fishing’s attractions is its malleability, its form fitting what level of investment you can afford. If you’re ready to jump into building your own rod from a graphite blank, a recent article in Popular Mechanics outlines steps and advice.
  • In the U.S. west, water is gold, and this week in New Mexico, Mora County has taken a stand, prohibiting all oil and gas extraction from county lands.
  • There is often a lot left unsaid in fly fishing circles. There are a lot of hints though, in silences and stares. Josh Bergan parses these places, “asterisk fisheries,” in a recent piece on his blog, Trout Bugs.
  • Mimicking an insect’s compound eye, researchers have developed a new camera that works like a bug. “The device could be used in applications ranging from surveillance to the scoping of the human body,” writes Tanya Lewis, via Live Science.