Tippets: Growing the Sport, Year of the Hopper, Changing Ocean Chemistry

June 19, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • If you think tenkara is a fad, think again, advises Kirk Deeter. In a recent post on Angling Trade, Deeter runs down the numbers of Patagonia’s recent foray into tenkara with the release of the book Simple Fly Fishing. “Will tenkara become to fly fishing what snowboarding became to alpine skiing?  Probably not,” writes Deeter. “But it is proving to be a means of growing the sport, and protecting resources that make that sport possible in the first place.”
  • On the rivers and streams of New Mexico, hoppers look to be the go-to pattern of the year. With the largest infestation of the insects in 20 years, grasshoppers are even showing up on weather radars. Via ABC News.
  • The surge of carbon dioxide released by use of fossil fuels is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at an unprecedented rate, scientists said this week in findings of a new study published in the journal Paleoceanography. “The real unknown is how individual organisms will respond and how that cascades through ecosystems.” Via Adventure Journal.