Every once in a while, I feel the need to stray from the fly fishing realm just a bit. And I believe that news of a practicing psychiatrist in Duluth, MN broadcasting herring farts underwater as a tactic to catch more fish warrants that deviation.__
From this story on Duluth News Tribune:
_”Duluth’s Bambenek, now 64, has spent a lot of his free time finding ways to catch more fish, and his latest is all about sound. He has developed an app called TalkWithFish for iPhones, iPads and iPods that allows anglers to play sounds underwater with an attached speaker. Sounds like bass crunching crayfish, bluegills chomping beetles and — yes — herring farts.”___
“Sound brings them in from farther away, and it turns them into a striking mood, either for feeding or to kill,” said the longtime angler, a consulting psychiatrist in his day job.”_
__Apparently, the good doctor created an app for the iPhone, called Talk With Fish, which features 70 “fish enticing sounds” that you can play with an underwater speaker attached to your phone. The app is fairly cheap and starts at 99 cents, and the underwater speaker costs $39.95. Now I don’t know about you all, but I’d have to think long and hard before wading into my local river with a speaker strapped to my leg “farting” all day to catch more fish.
Thoughts on this one?