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Innovative Technology Uses Fish Skin for Skin Grafts

Innovative Technology Uses Fish Skin for Skin Grafts

Veterinarians at Michigan State University say they were able to save the life of a dog with significant burns thanks in part to an innovative technology that uses fish skin to help the body heal itself. “Fish skin has been explored as a skin substitute for people and animals in recent years. What makes it appealing is that, compared to skin grafts made from mammals, the risk of viral contamination is likely much lower.” Via Gizmodo.

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Video Hatch: “Trico Spinner”

Video Hatch: “Trico Spinner”

In this tying tutorial from Barry Ord Clarke, learn to tie“A small Trico spent spinner with a neat mayfly tailing technique and a segmented moose mane hair body for a semi realistic effect.”

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The Wrong Mine for the Wrong Place

The Wrong Mine for the Wrong Place

Paul Greenberg, Mark Kurlansky, Carl Safina, and John Waldman, have written a powerful op-ed about the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. “The mine being rushed by the Trump administration has such glaring disregard for the interest of hunters and fishers,” they write. “Indeed it seems almost fraudulent that the present administration should brand itself with the same party affiliation as the most conserving of American conservatives, Theodore Roosevelt.” Read “The Wrong Mine for the Wrong Place” via The New York Times.

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Loon Live: June 6th

Loon Live: June 6th

This week’s Loon Live focuses on two great patterns for redfish: The Alphonse Crab and the Redfish Ritalin. And even if you don’t have plans to hunt redfish anytime soon, tune in to learn about different materials, techniques and patterns. June 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. PST.

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Climate Change and Otoliths

Climate Change and Otoliths

Climate change is affecting fish species, and is increasingly being studied through examining otoliths, a fish’s hearing and balance system. “Otolith chemistry analysis is a rapidly expanding field,” writes Karin Limburg, “but we have already learned a great deal about climate change impacts from the “chemical log-books” that otoliths contain.” Read more in this article via The Conversation.

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Catch & Release Best Practices for Bonefish

Catch & Release Best Practices for Bonefish

Although catch and release fishing is a necessary conservation tool for healthy fisheries, just because a fish swims away doesn’t mean that it is unharmed and will survive. Check out this article from the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust for tips on “increasing the chances that a released fish survives” based on BTT proven science and research.

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Podcast Episode: “Dr. Lori Schweikert on The Tom Rowland Podcast”

Podcast Episode: “Dr. Lori Schweikert on The Tom Rowland Podcast”

Dr. Lori Schweikert is a researcher with degrees in marine biology, whose work centers on fish and is also an avid angler. “Lori gets a lot of inspiration from her experiences on the water and brings that stuff back to the lab. She has been able to apply a lot of her research to her fishing,” explains host Tom Rowland. Learn more about fish vision and more in this fascinating conversation via The Tom Rowland Podcast.

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Video Hatch: “Tying the Snowshoe Hopper”

Video Hatch: “Tying the Snowshoe Hopper”

In this instructional video from Kelly Galloup, learn to tie the Snowshoe Hopper, originally designed to imitate small hoppers on the Madison, it has proved equally as effective for larger caddis and spruce moths in late July and August. Via The Slide Inn.

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Video Hatch: “Fyn”

Video Hatch: “Fyn”

In this film from loclouds, treat yourself to beautiful footage of spring seatrout fly fishing in Fyn, Denmark.

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Video Hatch: “Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro Series: #7 Pick Up and Lay Down”

Video Hatch: “Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro Series: #7 Pick Up and Lay Down”

In this episode of the Fly Fusion Cast Like a Pro series from Scientific Anglers, Fly Fusion Field Editor Jeff Wagner and fly-fishing icon Bruce Richards cover how to pick up and lay down line on the water.

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