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The Lateral Line

Like hot race cars, fish sport a pin strip down the length of their bodies. It’s the lateral line–lateral meaning “side.” It may be distinctly darker than the side of the fish or it may only be seen as a raised area along the side. The  lateral line consists of a series of interconnected “U” […]

The Acoustic Footprint

Fly fishers have spent an inordinate amount of  time studying the visual acuity of trout. That’s good because it has given us some remarkable data that have helped shape not only our flies but also our angling tactics and the clothing we wear. But, in the process, we have neglected the acoustic acuity of fish. […]