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October 31, 2010

ALASKA FISHING BY HAND

Girl catches fish with bare hands

Fish or frankenfish?

Fish or Frankenfish?


Genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as the conventional fish appears to be safe, an advisory committee told the Food and Drug Administration Monday. But they argued that more testing may be needed before it is served on the nation's dinner tables.
If the FDA approves the sale of the salmon, it will be the first time the government allows such modified animals to be marketed for human consumption. The panel was convened by the agency to look at the science of the fish and make recommendations on its safety and environmental impact. Critics call the modified salmon a "frankenfish" that could cause allergies in humans and the eventual decimation of the wild salmon population. Representatives from consumer, environmental and food safety groups asked the agency to decline the company's application to market the fish, saying it is untested.
Here is a couple of YouTube videos about this very serious matter






October 29, 2010

The "DDI Instructors"

I just spend a couple of fantastic days in Germany with good friends. They invited me to a very special river for the weekend. We had some serious nymph fishing ahead of us, mainly for brownies and rainbows. Before we arrived they told me that I could expect very difficult conditions, huge fish but very difficult to catch!! - guess that's why they were huge!!.
I was trilled, excited and acted like a little child! - as usually when I am approaching and exploring new waters.
The warning the gave me - "kind of drifted out of my mind" -  I considered myself as fairly experienced nymph fisher, so how hard could it be...

We arrived to a cosy little Bavarian hotel Friday at noon. While we passed the river-bridge to the hotel, my friend Robert stopped the car, and said "have a look". At first I couldn't see any anything, but after I got my Polaroid's on, I could spot several really big fish. My pulse jumped to a higher level instantly - I had arrived to a fly fishing Paradise, and I couldn't wait to jump into my waders and cast to these monsters.

But fishing licenses, carrying everything to our rooms etc. had to be done first, so I had to act calmly and fill up my soul with patience - not that easy when the only thing in your mind is to hook one of these beauties I'v just spotted from the bridge.

At the hotel we meet up with two of Roberts friends - Regina & Jürgen - a couple who had spend a lot of time by these river banks and were both very keen nymph fishers.


Finally we got down to the river, and I instantly potted a couple of very nice fish in a crystal clear pool. But as explained to me they WERE very hard to catch!. 
After several hours of absolutely no response from any of these fish I slowly moved towards a deep depression. I had to accept the fact that my nymph-skills were absolutely miserable.

Jürgen saw my state of mind and very kindly he "took me under his wing" and stayed with me for several hours, teaching me everything about how to present the fly and how extremely important "the Dead drift" were - and how little I knew about it all.


The way Jürgen and his wife Regina fished their nymphs were very interesting to observe, and they caught A LOT of fish, while I didn't even got a single "puff".
After the second day I slow succeeded - but only because Jürgen had shown me the inside knowledge of a "DDI's brain" - you know a "Death Drift Instructor" an the deepest secrets and thoughts. 
I learned more these couple of days with Jürgen and Regina than I've learned the last couple of years. It was such a great experience and I was trilled but I also felt very humble.


Now that I'm back in Denmark, I can't stop thinking about this river, and I can't wait to get back, back to those monster fish, back to practice some of all the wise words from Jürgen - " that is NOT a death drift!! - to short cast!! - to long!! - let's change fly!! - etc.
Thank you all SO MUCH for a couple of great days, I will probably never forget this experience, and all your kindness - and patience!!! :O)
























October 28, 2010

The Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition

The Nikon International Small World Photomicrography Competition recently announced its list of winners for 2010. The competition began in 1974 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Peering into the small worlds of animal, plants and minerals using many techniques and different instruments, this year's entries brought us images of crystalline formations, fluorescent body parts, cellular structures and more, valuable for both their beauty and insight. The lovely folks at Nikon were kind enough to share some of their images here with us, be sure to click this link -http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/ - to see all the winners. 


Source Boston.com - direct link: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/10/small_worlds.html







Nice "fishy t-shits"

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Was Steve McQueen was a keen fly fisher?

Maybe moviestar Steve McQueen enjoyed fly fishing - he must have been a great guy!!! :O)

Tarpon's feeding

Tarpon on the feed from Sam Root on Vimeo.

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October 24, 2010

The Morrum salmon is missing!!

This year has been the worst year in decades when it comes to the salmon runs in Morrum and the Baltic sea. It outlines a very scary perspective for the future, and now it the time for action - before these salmon are gone forever.
It is the same old story - we humans spoil everything around us - it is so very sad to observe how we are capable of building big bridges and monuments - but we can't seem co-excist with the nature which is the core of our existence, in the first place - very strange !!!

Here is a little film from the Swedish television debating the huge problems, the whole region faces economically because of the decline in the famous Morrum salmon runs.


Salmon Farm Diseases and Sockeye

Curious about what is happening with Fraser sockeye? This film illustrates the basic dynamics of salmon migration routes, diseases in farms and our government’s role in the depletion of our most precious resource.
This new video looks at the interaction between our Fraser sockeye salmon and the 70+ salmon farms on their migration route. Disease is much more serious than sea lice.  If you remove the farm, the sea lice problems vanish, but even if you remove a disease-producing farm the disease can remain in the wild populations for many years.  This film outlines unequivocal evidence that disease from farms represents the perhaps the biggest threat to our wild fish.
Currently a judicial inquiry into the decline of the Fraser sockeye is underway. The Cohen Commission begins its evidentiary hearings on Oct 25. This film has been produced so people can understand the dynamics at play and follow the progression of the hearings.
 It will be especially interesting to watch as the issues outlined in this film are played brought forth in the courtroom. Until now, the salmon farming industry & DFO have been able hide these serious issues by confusing the public, as they are free to deny the mountains of evidence that farms are harming the wild stocks, even science published in the worlds top scientific journals. For more info go to these links: http://salmonaresacred.org/ or http://cohencommission.ca/en/Presentation.php

Denmark is involved in a shameful practice - and it has to STOP NOW..

Denmark is involved in a shameful cruel practice.

The sea is stained in red and currently it's not because of the climate effects of nature. It's because of the cruelty that the human beings (civilised human) kill hundreds of the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins.  This happens every year in FeroeIslandin Denmark.   In this slaughter the main participants are young  teens.  
WHY? - is it a celebration, to show that they are adults and mature! - what a sad and totally unacceptable behavior. In this big celebration, nothing is missing  for the fun. Everyone is participating in one way or the  other, killing or looking at the cruelty “supporting like a spectator". Is it necessary to mention that the dolphin Calderon, like all the other species of dolphins, is near extinction and they get near men to play and  interact.  In a way of PURE friendship and curiosity - but the primitive human behavior is just to KILL them!!! - we are a strange race, who only know how to spoil everything around us - so sad!!.

They don’t die instantly - they are cut 1, 2 or 3 times with thick hooks. And at that time the dolphins produce a grim cry like that of a new born child. But he suffers and there’s no compassion while this magnificent creature slowly dies in its own blood 


 Its enough!  
Sopport this cause on Facebook - Link: http://www.causes.com/causes/540305/about  - and Pool 32 will make sure it is send to the Danish government, so this kind of behavior will be forbidden by law.












October 19, 2010