Daily Archives: November 12, 2013

Save American wolves

I don’t often re blog, however this article found me on the evening of the day I discovered that the western black rhino is officially extinct. My very earliest childhood memory was of visiting a rhino carcass in the Lake Kyle National Park – my late mother harvested ticks from it to assist in her research. Wolves, like all animals, are special and we need to treasure them and work out the best way to live alongside them. Thank you for reading – metiefly

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From Earthjustice in the USA:

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TAKE ACTION! Protect Wolves From Brutal Hunting, Trapping, and PoisoningTake action today!
Gray wolf adult with pup. (Alexandru Magurean / iStock)

The Obama Administration has announced plans to abandon federal protections for gray wolves.

Take action now to prevent this premature delisting!

Dear Reader,

The call of the wild is being silenced nationwide by federal bureaucrats. We only have a short time to change their minds.Submit your comment now to keep gray wolves on the federal endangered species list.

Wolves are one of the most iconic symbols of America’s wild places. Yet, for centuries they were ruthlessly hunted, trapped, and poisoned, bringing them to the brink of extinction in the lower-48 states.

Wolves have made gains since being reintroduced in Yellowstone, but their position is tenuous to nonexistent in the vast majority of their former range, including California, the Pacific Northwest, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast. Despite…

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staying connected! – knot 2

The second knot of this series takes care of the next stage up from the previous knot that connects the fly to your tippet: use a double Surgeon’s knot to join two lengths of monofilament together with a low profile, symmetrical knot that does not kink the lines. I find it very useful when joining two different thicknesses of monofilament line, therefore if you need to create a progressive taper for dry fly fishing, this knot is ideal!

Without further ado, enjoy the video:

Note the importance of tightening all four strands simultaneously, in a symmetrical manner. Sometimes if the strands tighten at different rates, the knot kinks too tightly on one of the thin pieces of line, causing weakness and breakage. If this happens, take a deep breath and start again.

Lastly, develop the habit of moistening the line every time you tighten a fishing knot. Saliva works best to help each loop and fold settle into position correctly – tighten smoothly for best results.

Thank you for reading, please visit again soon!