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Weekly Shortcasts for 2013-02-07

Posted by Tom Chandler 2/8/2013

  • The Bluewater Apocalypse: Marlin sinks fishing boat: http://t.co/OBramUfz ->
  • The LA River before it was turned into a concrete ditch: When the Los Angeles River Ran Wild - Los Angeles magazine http://t.co/tJCQdFJk ->
  • Outdoor Apocalypse, and Big Bang Edition: Dive Team Retrieves Rocket Launcher From Aqueduct | Aquafornia http://t.co/ltZoB4uJ ->
  • More Apocalypse: Dynamite Fishermen Destroying Reefs in Indonesia http://t.co/GpaUBwdR ->
  • More Outdoor Apocalypse: Man finds whale vomit on beach, offered $86,000 for it: http://t.co/8mgS0c1Y ->
  • Another very, very good reason why fly fishing will never be as popular as... ahem... swimwear: http://t.co/k8vw2Z2r ->
  • Can&'t make it to the river? Just play recorded bird && animal sounds right in your office: http://t.co/scwk1PLf ->
  • Can I get an Amen for this SF Chronicle editorial? &"Congress must vote to save the Klamath&" - SFGate http://t.co/SHG3kVwT ->




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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

A. Wannabe Travelwriter: I bemoan the future of the world’s oceans that we are leaving our beautiful daughters. I've heard how poachers will use cyanide to stun fish, collecting them for sale to owners of overseas aquariums. Blood diamonds with fins.
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My thought was that it's a shame I wasn't there to do the gentlemanly thing and brush the sand off for those young ladies.
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kudos. i think everyone knows to what i refer.
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I took a look at the link to the story about dynamite fishing in Indonesia (after I took an even longer look at the swimwear link). I happened to do a blog post a few years back, after a week of scuba diving at Tubbataha Reef, in the middle of the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. If warming ocean currents, diminishing sea life, and floating islands of plastic trash is not enough, in this remote World ... more Heritage Site national park, poachers use not only dynamite, but also cyanide solution, which "dazes the fish and kills the coral." This is the most pristine dive site I have ever seen. Thank goodness, there is a rustic ranger station, barely above water, built on stilts, with patrolmen armed with fully automatic weapons. I bemoan the future of the world's oceans that we are leaving our beautiful daughters.
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Dang...I was sure no one would find the rocket launcher if I hid it there. Back to square one. Heck, I'm still trying to get rid of all this mayonnaise an urine...
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regarding the swimwear...I hope I dont go to Hell for my impure thoughts but the girls remind me of a bass lure I use to fish... called 'Hawaiian wiggler''.....
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Yes you can get an amen for the editorial...if you didn't know it a large group of idiots isn't called a gaggle or flock it's properly known as a congress. I bet not a single one of those girls can tie a fly or cast... much less appreciate the sublime nature of a bamboo rod. Priorities gentlemen. I don't know about whale vomit but I did once catch a brown so big he vomited up a bait dunker on the ... more bank. Said his name was John, Jonas, Jonah something like that coincidentally He asked for $86 for cab fair home......must be some kinda cosmic vomit prime number or something....Do sperm whales take dry flies?
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