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Tippets: Making Midges, Ocean Trash, Taking the Colorado’s Pulse, Tenkara Starters

April 21, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Spring fishing and high water often call for smaller flies, and in a recent article, Ed Engle writes about what makes a good midge pattern: segmentation and action.
  • The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has reminded us just how much trash is in the ocean: an estimated over-two-hundred-million tons. Anthony Carbone highlights the problem and some suggested solutions via a recent post on The Discovery Channel.
  • Knowing and monitoring a river’s “pulse,” or in other words, how much water moves downstream over time, is essential to restoring the ecosystem. A recent article on The Nature Conservancy blog highlights a shift in water management, to one focused on “function alongside form.”
  • Mike Agneta compares the contents of tenkara starter kits from both Patagonia and Tenkara USA in a recent post on Troutrageous.