Antipodes or Parallel Universe

Guest Blogger: Mike Cline, Bozeman, Montana

Unlikely Fly Tying Material from Down Under
Unlikely Fly Tying Material from Down Under

In geography, the antipodes of any place on Earth is the point on the Earth’s surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Two points that are antipodal to each other are connected by a straight line running through the center of the Earth. Now Tasmania is not exactly antipodal to Bozeman, Montana (somewhere in the Southern Ocean halfway between Australia and Cape Town is), it’s close enough. On the other hand, parallel universes might be found anywhere. In the simplest of terms, one might characterize a parallel universe as “alternative reality” and both terms are generally synonymous. The term “parallel universe” without any scientific connotations implies a relationship, or lack of relationship, with our own universe. When it comes to trout flies, one might conclude that within Australia and New Zealand, tying flies for brown trout is an alternate reality.

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