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Wednesday
Nov242010

Stay of Execution 

A federal appeals court has halted the killing of sea lions who make fast food of endangered salmon and steelhead at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

LINK (Via: KOMO)

Wednesday
Nov242010

Trout Suffer from Shrinkage 

Apparently trouser trout are not alone when it comes to shrinkage.

According to a researchers fish can shrink during harsh winters. The scientists, based in Norway and Finland, discovered that juvenile brown trout reduced in length by as much as 1cm - a shrinkage of approximately 10%.

LINK (Via:MidCurrent)

Wednesday
Nov242010

Nov. Slab of the Month Entry: Argentina Squared 

Zach and Justin were exploring new waters.  Better add this one to your repeat visit list. 

Tuesday
Nov232010

Psssssst - Can I interest you in some prime red-ruffed fruit crow? 

A 22-year-old American was arrested earlier this week for the alleged theft of 299 rare bird skins from a British museum. Authorities believe the young man was selling the pelts to people who tie full-dress Atlantic salmon flies.

The young American - Edwin Rist of Claverack, N.Y., a student in London - knew full well the value of the birds he's accused of stealing from the Natural History Museum at Tring. Rist had been a salmon fly tier since his mid-teens. The flies he tied often contained period-accurate feathers, which he reportedly purchased with money earned by doing odd jobs.

LINK (Via: The Charlestown Gazette)

The next time you see an old mount or ladies hat at your local yard sale consider this:

Most of the feathers available legally were plucked from old taxidermy mounts or Victorian-era ladies' hats, and routinely sell for $8 to $15 or more per feather.

Tuesday
Nov232010

Bah! Humbug!

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is getting ready for the holidays. Come to the Museum gallery on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. and paint a fish ornament, weave a paper snowflake, or tie a clown fly in your favorite holiday colors. They're perfect for gifts or decorations for the tree or home. 

LINK (Via: The Manchester Journal)

Tuesday
Nov232010

Nov. Slab of the Month Entry: Wild Rainbow?

Mark: "42" by 24" - the calculator says 31 pounds. Slab of the month?"

Chum: "Uh, that's all kinds of fish - details please"

Mark: "Wild Rainbow - lower 48.  That's all the details needed."

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