Monday, September 18, 2017

Ten Great Flies for Fall Fishing Backwoods Graphics and Running With Sharks

Liam from Backwoods Graphics  joins us as co-host this week We play a little stump the Fish Nerds A little Fish in the News Sammy Talks a little about what to do when your dad sticks you with a hook And We chat with North Country Angler and Hill Country Guides about some great flies to use while fishing this fall for trout. Promo: NO PATREON THIS WEEK Hey this is Clay from the Fish Nerds podcast, we're here in support of #PodcastersUnite in order to raise money for the American Red Cross for the relief effort of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane ripped through Florida and left families and pets homeless, buildings demolished and no power to millions of people. Now it's time to rebuild, and #PodcastersUnite need YOUR help! Go to blazingcariboustudios dot com and click on the #PodcastersUnite button and Donate today. All proceeds go directly to the American Red Cross and their relief efforts. The Fish Nerds have made a donation to this cause already and we gave away a month of podcast advertising as a part of the fund raister . SO this Podcast is brought to you by Zeng This But First - Conversation with Liam Did you ever hurt your kid with a fish hook? First up Flies you need to know about for fall trout fishing How bout some News? STUMP THE FISHNERDS Karl Hayes Can I eat trout that has been in my freezer for 4 months lol? From NANFA DO Bullheads produce Venom? Bullheads are probably best known for the sting that can result from careless handling. That "sting" is actually a sharp cut from contacting the sharp edges of the dorsal and pectoral fins. Jim Congdon, DNR fisheries manager in Horicon, says the fins are a defense mechanism the bullheads use to prosper in lakes and waterways throughout the state. "Predators learn to avoid a sharp-finned meal," he notes. If you, like me, have had the unfortunate experience of swooping your hand into a mass of bullhead fry roaming near a boat landing, you understand how painful those sharp little fins can be. A bullhead "sting," is more painful than that of a bee, and within minutes swelling can occur.The pain can last for a week or more. Congdon explained that bullhead fry have small glands near their side fins which produce a poison that can make getting "finned" by even half-inch fry very painful. These poison glands are common throughout the catfish family. Not to worry though – the poison is not life threatening and the pain can be dulled by dabbing the wound lightly with household ammonia. Don't dab gashes or larger open cuts. Recently, Jeremy Wright, a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan, determined that there are at least 1,250 and possibly more than 1,600 species of venomous catfish in the world, including the yellow bullhead, brown bullhead, channel catfish, blue catfish, stonecat, slender madtom, and white catfish. All madtoms except the Orangefin, which is a threatened species from Virginia and North Carolina, are venomous. Read more: As you know last week I was at Podcast MIDATLANTIC hanging out with lots of Nerds and at 1am I tried to record a stump the Fish Nerds segment, it went terribly wrong because they thought it was a trivia contest, so I am putting it out here anyway... I love other podcast Nerds and don’t forget September 30th is International Podcast Day Clay: So That’s it you’ve listened to a bunch of Fish Nerds when you should have been fishing! Liam: We would love to thank our Families for supporting while we podcast, go on fishing quests and do silly things that nerds do. Clay: Special thanks to the gang at Podcast MIDATLANTIC, North Country and Hill Country Guide Service my kid Sammy (sorry I stuck ya) and Liam from

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