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more catching through technology

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No one’s ever accused me of being a luddite. Nor am I a rabid early adopter of technology. This, however, is too promising to ignore.

Fish are followers; trout pod up.

While there’s something to be said about tradition in fly fishing, I’m game for anything that might lend a competitive edge. And if I can’t be the Pied Piper of Oncorhynchus, Salmo or Salvelinus, maybe, just maybe, technology can bring the fish to me.

Enter Robofish.

Researchers suggest that this technology could be used to steer schools of fish away from hydroelectric turbines. And, you know, that’s nice and all, but let’s think outside the tank for a minute… We now have the capability to use robots to control schools of fish.Read more on

…pods of trout steered in my direction thanks to the all new Orvis TLS Robotic Fish Escort. Coming soon to trout water near you.


One thought on “more catching through technology

  1. Not sure I would believe it if I hadn’t seen it!

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