A possible solution for those of you not buying in to all the eco rubber hype and are still clinging to your felt soled wading shoes.
According to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand, Uncle Jack's Didymo Killer is 100% effective in killing Didymo on contact and will not harm you, your gear, or the environment.
This report by Vermont Fish and Wildlife also concludes there are some compelling reasons to use products containing the active ingredient found in Uncle Jack's, benzalkonium chloride, to control the spread of Didymo. Added Bonus? It's also effective against whirling disease.
Anders Halverson joined us on the latest episode of The Fish Schtick. He’s the author of “An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World.” Anders is an award-winning journalist with a Ph.D. in ecology from Yale University. With support from the National Science Foundation, he wrote this book as a research associate at the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West.
Here’s what James Prosek had to say about An Entirely Synthetic Fish:
It's a fascinating story of man’s urge to cultivate and disseminate a beautiful coldwater fish—at times to the detriment of native species but also the joy of anglers who would not otherwise have the opportunity to catch a trout. A gripping blend of early American history, discussions on taxonomy, and questions of how best to preserve wildness and the indigenous in a world where the human relationship to Nature is complex and always changing.
A big thanks goes out to Dr. Sam Snyder for getting us connected with Anders.
It was a really interesting show!
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