Tippets: Cleaner Water, Tying Tube Flies, Counting the Earth’s Lakes

September 22, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • The results of a study performed by the United States Geological Survey were published in a recent issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology. The study confirmed that harmful pesticide levels in streams and waterways have dropped from the years 1992 to 2011. While this is good news, Michael Wines outlines continued causes for concern in a recent article in The New York Times.
  • Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters details the ins and outs of tying tube flies in a recent instructional video via Franken Fly.
  • Utilizing satellite data and computer mapping systems, an international team of researchers have counted the Earth’s lakes, totaling 117 million lakes and covering almost four percent of the world’s land surface (not counting the glaciers on Greenland and Antarctica, according to a new study). Read more about the study and findings via Newswatch, National Geographic.