Tippets: Fly Box Frames, Targeting Low Tide Redfish

  • Landscape painter Garry Pereira was inspired by flies found in an antique store to create paintings in a series of fly boxes. An exhibition of Pereira’s work will be held at the Osborne Studio Gallery in London, from October 17-November 2, 2017. View paintings online via Fish and Fly.
  • In this recent article, John Mauser writes about the benefits of targeting redfish on the fly in low-tide waters of North Carolina. “No matter what the tidal change is, one thing you’ll notice is that by the time you hit low tide the redfish have lost at least half of their hiding spots.” Via Flymen Fishing Company.
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How to Tie a Craft Fur Clouser

Tim Flagler demonstrates how to tie a Craft Fur Clouser in this week’s featured tying video. Rather than using the traditional buck tail, Flagler uses a readily available craft store material along with a slightly different tie-in method to produce a more bulkier profile.

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The Big C

A new project from The Flyfish Journal features a day spent on the Columbia River fly fishing for carp with John Montana. Read the essay by Liam Gallagher, with photos by Copi Vojta, and view the short film they made of the day in this feature piece.

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Tippets: Haunted by Waters, Herman deGala’s Articulated Aggravator

  • Brian D’Ambrosio writes about the process of translating the beloved novel, A River Runs Through It, to film. “The movie’s evocative recitation changed Montana forever: a metaphorical river, the swish of water moving unendingly over rocks, an old man’s pruned hands fumblingly tying a fly to his line.” Via Movie Maker.
  • Designed specifically for smallmouth bass, Herman deGala, details the thought and design he put into his Articulated Aggravator pattern. Read more and watch his instructional tying video via Gink & Gasoline.
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Tippets: Bikefishing in North Carolina, Fishing a Diversity of Flies

  • The Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina is known for its trout streams and single tracks. In this article, Travils Hall writes about planning a “bikefishing” trip to incorporate both sports. Read more via Blue Ridge Outdoors.
  • Using all techniques and methods available will make you a more successful angler. “With a fly rod in hand, you may deliver flies that are light or heavy, flies as large as your palm or smaller than the freckles on your hand,” writes Domenick Swentosky. “You can fish flies on the surface, the rocky bottom, or the middle of the water column, and you can fish them dead drift, swung or stripped. Yeah, the fly rod is a Swiss Army knife.” Via Troutbitten.
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Tippets: Veterans Fly Fishing Yellowstone, Managing Line Tangles

  • A fly fishing trip to Yellowstone National Park with Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors program helped change the life of army veteran Evan Bogart. “He feels that spending time in the outdoors might be one step toward healing the trauma that he and many vets experienced while in combat,” reports Lindsey Robinson. “Evan also sees the skills training aspect of the outings as a way to redirect one’s life toward jobs or hobbies in the outdoors. He never imagined he’d learn to fly fish or become a river guide, but now he’s done both.” Via EcoWatch.
  • Every angler has had to untangle what’s commonly called a bird’s nest, and they can cost you time on the water. “If you find yourself untangling knots more than you’re fishing, try fixing the problem by following these five helpful tips,” writes Kent Klewein. Via Gink & Gasoline.
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Tippets: Farmed Salmon Escape, Agriculture and Idaho’s Snake River, Restoring Saltwater Flats

  • In August, a floating net pen full of farmed Atlantic Salmon “failed during a period of relatively normal tidal stress,” writes Jonathan Wright, “with the structure partially capsizing to allow the majority of the 304,000 contained market ready and mature fish to escape into Puget Sound.” Read more about the Great Atlantic Salmon Escape via Fly Fisherman.
  • Richard Manning writes about how industrial agriculture is affecting Idaho’s Snake River. “The decline of biodiversity extends across the land far from the riverbanks, and affects the river itself, most obviously its salmon.” Via High Country News.
  • Jeff Simpson writes about new research on the most effective methods for restoring saltwater flats affected by anthropogenic activities. “In the wake of massive weather events like Hurricanes Harvey in Houston and Irma impacting South Florida and the Upper Keys, the findings are particularly timely.” Via Fly Fisherman.
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Tippets: Targeting Tailwater Browns, Mastering the Roll Cast

  • From location and gear to techniques and fly patterns, Blane Chocklett details the best strategies for targeting trophy tailwater brown trout via Fly Fisherman, with the practical application being useful for other fishing situations and conditions as well. “Many of these ideas can be applied to other rivers that might not be tailwaters, but still have large trout that wait for high water to hunt.”
  • Making an accurate roll cast is not as easy as it looks. But in this video from the Orvis Fly Fishing School, Pete Kutzer demonstrates two keys to the technique: pausing long enough to let your line form a D-loop behind you, and to keeping your rod tip high at the end of the forward cast.
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27th International Fly Tying Symposium Moves to New Home in Lancaster, Penn.

For its 27th year, The International Fly Tying Symposium will move to a new location in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The 2017 event will be held November 11-12.

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Video Hatch: “Odd Man Out”

This short film from YETI highlights ambassador Camille Egdorf and her passion for both the sport of fishing and exploring the great outdoors.

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