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Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Floating in John W. Powell's Wake
A prominent Utah historian sets out to untangle the legend of John W. Powell's explorations

In the 1800s, humans were busy scurrying across the globe prying into the blank spots on the map, why? Because, of course, they were there. From the frozen poles of the Earth to its darkest jungles, we had a guy on it. Here in the United States, the transcontinental railroad had opened up the nation. But, despite nearly a century of poking around by native peoples, Spanish padres, men military, mountain and Mormon, there remained one big question mark over the terrain through which flowed the Green and the Colorado Rivers.

On then-existing maps of the area between Green River Wyoming and St. Thomas, Nevada, there might as well have been a label, in all-caps, bolded, italicized, underlined and with exclamation points: "DO NOT GO!!!!!" No one, at least no one who lived to tell the tale, had ever navigated these rivers. Why? Because it was a really dangerously dumb idea. Still, it was there. So. We put a guy on it. A one-armed Civil War veteran by the name of Major John W. Powell who said (not really) whatever was the 19th Century equivalent of "Hey, man hold my beer, while I try this" and set off to see just exactly what was there. The answer? Hell.




https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/floating-in-john-w-powells-wake/
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

January 29, 2021, 09:36:13 AM #47 Last Edit: January 29, 2021, 10:02:10 AM by Woolly Bugger
The Ocean's Mysterious Vitamin Deficiency

A puzzling lack of thiamine is disrupting some marine ecosystems.

>>>Disoriented little fish caught the attention of staff members at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Red Bluff, California, in early January 2020. Looking down into the outdoor tanks, called raceways, the facility's employees noticed that among the dark, olive-colored clouds of live fish, there were occasional slivers of silver from the undersides of tiny fry that were struggling to swim. The fish would roll onto their sides, sink to the bottom for a moment, spring back upright, swim a few strokes, and then roll over again.

Many were dying, too. While a few hundred mortalities daily in a facility containing millions of fish is normal, something was definitely amiss.

"[Mortality] was in the thousands, and it didn't go down," says Brett Galyean, project leader at the hatchery.

Galyean and his team had already hatched and released into the raceways between six and seven million fish—about half of Coleman's annual production—and the prospect of losing many or most of them began to seem very real.


>>>California researchers now investigating the source of the salmon's nutritional problems find themselves contributing to an international effort to understand thiamine deficiency, a disorder that seems to be on the rise in marine ecosystems across much of the planet. It's causing illness and death in birds, fish, invertebrates, and possibly mammals, leading scientists from Seattle to Scandinavia to suspect some unexplained process is compromising the foundation of the Earth's food web by depleting ecosystems of this critical nutrient.


https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/the-oceans-mysterious-vitamin-deficiency/

further reading;

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/researchers-probe-deaths-central-valley-chinook-possible-ties-ocean-changes


ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Phil

More depressing news. Thanks Woolly.  :'(

Woolly Bugger

I sure @Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 will find this exciting...

LIZARD LOVER World's tiniest reptile 'with HUGE genitals' found – and it's small enough to fit on your fingertip

>>>THE world's smallest reptile is so tiny it could fit on your fingertip but has genitals so big they're about 20% of its overall size.

The Brookesia nana species of chameleon has been described in a recent study by scientists who were shocked by just how minuscule it is.



https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/13910614/smallest-reptile-in-the-world/
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

We're number three!!  :Dance



Great Smoky Mountains ranked third-most dangerous national park


>>>GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was listed the third-most dangerous national park, according to Outforia.

Outforia, a guide for outdoor travels, ranked the most dangerous national parks by the number of deaths between 2010 and 2020, based on data requested from the National Park Service.

According to the data, GSMNP had at least 92 deaths in that 10-year span.

The GSMNP came after the Grand Canyon (No.1) and Yosemite (No.2).
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Is fly fishing going to "implode" as a result of the pandemic?

>>>By Kirk Deeter, Editor, Angling Trade Media

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity..." Charles Dickens, from A Tale of Two Cities.

 We all saw what happened.  Last March, we all wondered how the heck we might survive (literally, and in a business sense) the pandemic. Sadly, some did not. Brick-and-mortar-based shopping got hammered. Travel took it on the chin even worse. But (as AT predicted), in the absence of T-ball leagues, and malls, and movie theaters, and all that, people had fewer other recreational options to tap.  And that sent a lot of folks straight to the river (or lake, or ocean), all over the nation.  Some to fish, some to float, some to boat, some to swim and others to merely be there. How many? The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation just estimated somewhere around 17 million people.

The " A River Runs Through It" phenomenon that transformed fly-fishing in 1992 is now small potatoes in comparison to what happened in 2020.

https://www.anglingtrade.com/2021/02/03/is-fly-fishing-going-to-implode-as-a-result-of-the-pandemic/
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Online smelt talk is Feb. 10


>>>An online lecture, "Searching for Smelt: Citizen Science & Maine's Sea Run Fishes," will feature Claire Enterline and Danielle Frechette, research biologists with Maine's Department of Marine Resources. It will take place online at 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

The talk is part of Friends of Merrymeeting Bay's Winter Speaker Series and will be conducted over Zoom, via a link at www.fomb.org.

The Nature Conservancy, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Downeast Salmon Federation and Maine Department of Marine Resources are collaborating on a project to train and motivate volunteers to help determine where rainbow smelt are spawning each year.

Enterline provides technical leadership regarding sampling methodology, data analysis and development of scientific papers, and also works with coastal managers at the local, state, regional, and federal level to translate scientific analysis into best management practices and management plans.

From 2007-2015, Enterline's research focused on the abundance, population dynamics, habitat, and behavior of rainbow smelt. As part of this work, she was the lead author on the Regional Conservation Plan for Rainbow Smelt, and carried out the first smelt population assessments in Maine since the 1970s.


https://www.pressherald.com/2021/02/03/online-smelt-talk-is-feb-10/
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

February 04, 2021, 10:42:00 AM #53 Last Edit: February 04, 2021, 10:44:45 AM by Mudwall Gatewood 3.0
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on February 04, 2021, 09:03:59 AMIs fly fishing going to "implode" as a result of the pandemic?

https://www.anglingtrade.com/2021/02/03/is-fly-fishing-going-to-implode-as-a-result-of-the-pandemic/

Interesting.  A fishing pal that lives in Blacksburg mentioned this "boom" to me just this week during our phone conversation. 

I even see the surge here in the hills.

Funny, after The Movie, I, and those I fished with, were convinced in a few years we'd see dirt cheap fly angling gear at yard sales and flea markets.  Obviously, that did not materialize.   

My biggest concern is all this hubbub will result in more privatization of waters, and much of the sport will hinge on the almighty dollar.  Perhaps it is inevitable. 

Our only hope, perhaps, is developing a drug for males, guaranteeing huge genitals like the Brookesia nana species of chameleon.  Sporting a unit 20% of a males body size might take care of the masculine desire to learn fly fishing.  All kinds of distracting aspects could emerge (new but unattainable wader design, displayed bravado, explosion in the porn industry, etc.).  I have no idea if this might curtail the developing female interest in the sport of angling, since the wife has been telling me for years that size does not matter.
"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Mudwall Gatewood 3.0 on February 04, 2021, 10:42:00 AM
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on February 04, 2021, 09:03:59 AMIs fly fishing going to "implode" as a result of the pandemic?

https://www.anglingtrade.com/2021/02/03/is-fly-fishing-going-to-implode-as-a-result-of-the-pandemic/

Interesting.  A fishing pal that lives in Blacksburg mentioned this "boom" to me just this week during our phone conversation. 

I even see the surge here in the hills.

Funny, after The Movie, I, and those I fished with, were convinced in a few years we'd see dirt cheap fly angling gear at yard sales and flea markets.  Obviously, that did not materialize.   

My biggest concern is all this hubbub will result in more privatization of waters, and much of the sport will hinge on the almighty dollar.  Perhaps it is inevitable. 

Our only hope, perhaps, is developing a drug for males, guaranteeing huge genitals like the Brookesia nana species of chameleon.  Sporting a unit 20% of a males body size might take care of the masculine desire to learn fly fishing.  All kinds of distracting aspects could emerge (new but unattainable wader design, displayed bravado, explosion in the porn industry, etc.).  I have no idea if this might curtail the developing female interest in the sport of angling, since the wife has been telling me for years that size does not matter.



ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

February 06, 2021, 10:18:58 AM #55 Last Edit: February 06, 2021, 10:21:15 AM by Woolly Bugger
Weather babe, Kate Garner, gives a chilly forecast..

Winter weather advisories issued for parts of Piedmont; snow possible Saturday night, Sunday morning: A winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of the Piedmont Triad. The advisories are in place from 7 p.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday. Rain will move into the area Saturday evening, wi...






https://myfox8.com/weather-stories/1-2-inches-of-snow-possible-in-parts-of-the-piedmont-saturday-night-sunday-morning/
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Highway robbery, $7000 worth of camera equipment and a drone grabbed out of the backseat after smashing the rear window!

https://twitter.com/amegregan5/status/1357950023829360646
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

rare footage of the woolly bugger, previously know as SK, ski kid, in 1970 waterskiing and swimming back from the ski dock, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

jwgnc

Recent photo of Woolly Bugger swimming back to the dock
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Onslow

February 15, 2021, 17:04:04 PM #59 Last Edit: February 15, 2021, 17:44:19 PM by Onslow
My parents and two of my sisters live in the Texas. My eldest lives about 20 miles north of Lampassas. It was 3 degrees this morning, and it has topped out about 16.  I wonder how may cattle will die from dehydration.

Another sis lives in Tyler.  Facebook posts suggest snow over a foot deep.  It appears snowplows exist down there.


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