Tippets: Raining Fish, Clean Your Rod Right, Deadbeat Dams

May 9, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Recently it rained fish in Sri Lanka after storms over relatively shallow water developed into waterspouts and sucked “in almost anything in the water including fish, eels and even frogs,” explain scientists. Via the BBC.
  • Saltwater takes a toll on your gear. And while focus is often put on cleaning reels, washing your rod is just as important. “A fly rod is a serious investment and it needs to be in top condition when you hook the fish of a lifetime,” reminds Bruce Chard. “Give it a good wash every time you fish the salt and it will give you years of good service.”
  • The creators of the award-winning documentary “Dam Nation” are continuing the fight to crack down on deadbeat dams and have organized a petition to urge President Obama to action. They begin with the proposed demolition of four especially harmful, federally operated dams on the lower Snake River in southeastern Washington: Ice Harbor Dam, Lower Monumental Dam, Little Goose Dam and Lower Granite Dam.