Real fish porn.
Sex is an ancient act, but it hasn't been around forever. From the beginning of time to about 430 million years ago, life forms reproduced by spawning. But sometime between then and 385 million years back, a kind of armored fish known as a placoderm developed things like arms, legs, jaws, and genitals that—if you squinted real hard—made it resemble a human being.
George Revel and Lost Coast Outfitters get some love from SF Gate.
At the downtown San Francisco clothing store Wingtip, the discerning customer can find a $2,500 leather briefcase, a $495 pair of tasseled loafers or a $3.25 Epoxy Golden Stone Nymph.
The last item might not be that fashionable. But it is attractive, especially if you’re a trout. With proper casting, a hand-tied nymph like that can have fish jumping.
It’s one of the featured items at Lost Coast Outfitters, which I believe we can say is the most urban fly-fishing shop in America. Located at the back of the haberdashery, it’s the place to go in San Francisco to cast a fly rod on the roof, try on a pair of bib-front waders or just show off photos of your latest catch.
Urban Angler in Manhattan still holds the crown of the most urban fly shop in America.
An update from a friend up north regarding an agency cat fight around some seriously flawed Susitna Dam science. This would be downright comical if it were not for the fact that the agency behind the flawed science wants to build a massive 735-foot, 600-megawatt-capacity dam on the Susitna.
Over the past few weeks there's been some sparing between Alaska Energy Authority (AEA), those who want to build Susitna Dam, and federal agencies. All this lead up to meetings designed to review AEA's first year of research on the Susitna. The fish stuides in particular caused quite a stir. Perhaps the issues are too many to count. NMFS and USFWS called out AEA for for misidentifying a high percentage fish, failing to properly study salmon spawning locations, and erroneously measuring fish abundance. In general, NMFS states that AEA did not coordinate between its own various studies or meet its own sampling goals or overall study objectives.
To make a long story short, after spending nearly $200 million of state funds AEA and consultants (many of whom also worked on Pebble) can't tell the difference between a chinook and a coho. They were so confused in their studies that they went so far as to call them "Chinoho."
This matter came up in this week's meetings, with AEA arguing how hard it is to tell the difference between Chinook and coho juveniles. Sue Walker from NMFS replied by saying, "While it is true that it can be difficult at times to distinguish between Chinook and coho juveniles, we all agree that what you are calling a "chinoho" is really a coho. That is pretty clear."