Tippets: Nature Encounters, Impacts on Stream Ecosystems, Foam Slicing Tool, Hungry Northern

July 23, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • One of the benefits to fly fishing is simply being out in nature—and all of the interactions that go along with. Mike Jackson recalls several such encounters with birds of prey while casting a line, via Daily Herald.
  • A recent U.S. Geological Survey report that focused on three biological communities (algae, macroinvertebrates, and fish) found that flow modification coupled with increased pesticide use is seriously impacting the health of stream ecosystems.
  • If you tie foam flies, check out this suggestion for a cutting tool that is inexpensive and available at your local craft or sewing store. Via Curtis Fry at Fly Fish Food.
  • In Minnesota, a hungry northern pike bit off more than it could chew. It was found by anglers with a 3-pound sucker stuck in its mouth. Via Twin Cities.