Tippets: Dry Farming, Tying a Loop Knot, Hatchery Fish Survival

September 12, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • Agricultural diversions and irrigation are one of the most draining on watersheds. But now, California farmers are experimenting with a new technique called “dry farming.” Read more about this unconventional method and how it might help diminishing water supplies, via NPR.
  • Using a loop knot will help give your flies more action in the water. Watch this instructional video demonstrating the Double Figure 8, via Gink & Gasoline.
  • Improving the intelligence of hatchery raised fish can help their odds of survival and success in the wild. Adding objects to tanks and changing up the environment are a few ways to help, says Victoria Braithwaite, professor of fisheries and biology at Pennsylvania State University and one of the authors of a new study on the subject recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.