Tippets: DIY Mono Eyes, Wastewater Lakes, Conservation to Celebrate

December 31, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • If you tie patterns with mono eyes, check out how to make them yourself using mono line and UV gel, via Bonefish on the Brain.
  • Syncrude Canada, one of the major operators in the Tar Sands, is currently embarking on a massive experiment called Base Mine Lake, purported to clean the toxic water left from extraction. However, as Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan explains, “the approach is not without risks—based, for example, on the fact that thousands of ducks who touched down in one tailings pond died in 2008. On the other hand, Syncrude has had some success rehabilitating other former pit mines. Either way, it’s an experiment.”
  • From Shad to  pike, to California salmon runs and protecting Bristol Bay, Matt Miller takes a look at ten fish conservation success stories to celebrate on The Nature Conservancy blog.