Trout tickling is the art of rubbing the underbelly of a trout using fingers. If done properly, the trout will go into a trance-like state after a minute or so, and can then easily be thrown onto the nearest bit of dry land.
Trout tickling has been practiced for many centuries. It is mentioned in Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, where it is used as a metaphor for bamboozlement by Olivia's servant Maria, who is about to play a vengeful prank on the pompous steward, Malvolio:
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Peter Laurelli teases his latest effort.
SIFF is an acronym for Surf & Inshore Fly Fishing. The SIFF series has been a ongoing project of trying to capture the feeling of the moments spent fly fishing the inshore waters in the Northeastern US and beyond. There is no goal or story, but to build a body of work through which I can remember and share my adventures for years to come. SIFF14 is the sixth edition of the series.
The full version of SIFF14 will be released in mid-February.
British Columbia did not get the memo that the era of giant dam building is over.
B.C. has approved the $8.8 billion Site C dam — a massive hydroelectric project that would flood a large area of the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C.
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Opponents see the project as a way to enable the development of multiple BC LNG projects.
“Last month, three LNG projects were approved by the BC Government in our watershed and now Site C Dam in the Peace. All this to support an industry that would frack the hell out of the Northeast, dam some of the greatest farmland in the province, ram pipelines through northwest BC and put terminals on our coast that will destroy wild salmon populations. What’s in it for British Columbians? A foreign workforce?" said Shannon McPhail, with the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition on Tuesday.