Let’s clear the air with fish-farming facts
By Thomas Trappenberg / Green Party of Nova Scotia / June 17, 2020
“As of this moment, the facts are that open-pen fish farms often consume more protein than they produce. It takes more food to grow the fish than the food value contained in the fish), and severe problems of contamination from feces, antibiotics, and sea lice from the farmed fish into the open ocean remain unsolved.”
The much imitated Clouser Minnow
One of the classic flies that has proven it gets eaten in freshwater, saltwater, and the brackish tidewaters of marshes and a coastal network of human-made canals, is Bob Clouser’s Minnow in any one of its many adaptations.
Teasing everything from bonefish to tarpon, stripers to largemouth bass, and salmons to redfish and trouts into an eat.
Clouser Minnow Fly Tying Recipe:
Hook: #1/0-08 Tiemco 811S
Thread: White UTC 140
Eyes: Lead Red Dumbbell Eyes
Tail: White Bucktail
Collar1: Pearl Krystal Flash
Collar2: Chartreuse Bucktail
It is straightforward and like most killer flies, it’s easy to tie in its original build.
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Video Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook
By Phil Monahan / Orvis News / July 8, 2020
The latest video in the series “Q&A” from Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters in Columbus, Ohio, he ansers several questions about hook-setting. He addresses the proper way to maintain control of your line, the correct angle to set the hook with your rod, and how to the current affects how you should set.