Fly Fishing on Pluto
The July 14th flyby of New Horizons spacecraft gives new hope to anglers having difficulty landing a Yellow Dog reservation for fly fishing in Cuba. It will take 16 months to download all New Horizon's data and photos by which time it is expected most of the seats on the first Pluto flight will be booked. For those that like to get their fly fishing fix from far away destination, like my fishing buddy Dr. Fred, it would be wise to do a little research now and maybe put down a deposit the minute reservations open up.
|Nasa photo - Sputnik Planum.|
A typical day fly fishing on Pluto.
|Don't do this outside on Pluto unless you are used to 30% methane, like being in a room with teenage boys.|
A typical stream.
|S. Boulder - photo by the author.|
A typical fly.
|From the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation|
A typical fish.
PATAGONIAN TOOTHFISH, ALSO CALLED CHILEAN SEA BASS.
PHOTO BY MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM SEAFOOD WATCH.
The Plutonian Toothfish must be strong to swim primarily in slush so 0X is a good recommended starting rig. Threading your size 50 arctic stonefly nymph on 0X tippet in the 23 mile and hour winds in -369F weather will make fly fishing on Pluto a trip to remember. So will the odor of methane.
Authors note: "Bug the Bug -3" is now available on Amazon. Targeted at new anglers and those who have lost their cell phones in the river, it is a recap of perplexing fly fishing question from the Fly Fishing Community facebook group answered by aquatic insects using an iPhone dropped in Clear Creek Colorado. If you are just getting into fly fishing and can't afford this eBook, send me a pm to my facebook page and I'll send you the link to a free review copy. http://goo.gl/JBFfsY