[Interview begins at 36:28]
Caution: today’s podcast, with biologist Mike Miller is not precisely boosting; in reality, it’s downright dismaying. Established in the mid 90s, neonics are the single-most popular insecticide class in the United States. I feel that neonic pesticides are the primary factor we have actually seen significant decreases of pests on our trout streams and might be a lot more of a danger to invertebrate populations than environment modification. However it is an issue we can fix more quickly than environment modification due to the fact that it’s primarily an issue in the United States. (Canada and the EU have actually either prohibited or considerably limited making use of neonics.) I hope this podcast makes all of you act and raise your voices to get the EPA to prohibit these hazardous chemicals.
On a better note, we have some fantastic concerns in the Fly Box today, consisting of:
- It’s excellent to hear that Tom gets skunked as typically as the rest people.
- Why did I see mayflies when I was a mile from the nearby stream?
- Do brilliant fly lines alarm fish?
- Why were fish slashing at my banner without my hooking them?
- I am having issues casting a 15-foot leader.
- Where should I take my boys fishing in the Bozeman/Livingston location if I can’t manage a guide?
- If I hook a fish deep in its throat, should I attempt to get the fly out or cut the tippet?
- Can I get closer to fish in a riffle?
- What are Tom’s leading 5 trout flies?
- I am losing a great deal of fish on my 10-foot 3-weight rod. What should I do in a different way?
- Where do huge trout tend to reside in a river? If I am capturing simply little fish, will there be any big wheel around?
- I can’t get my drifting line to drift well, even after cleaning it. What can I do?