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Tippets: Successful Saltwater Techniques, Fishing in Hot Water

Louis Cahill rounds up seven must-see instructional videos for improving your saltwater technique. From casting to strip sets, find the compilation via Gink & Gasoline. As summer heats up and water temperatures rise, anglers should think carefully about the conditions … more

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Tippets: California’s Golden Trout, Fly Fishing Basics

The golden trout is a species native to a small section of the Kern river in California, “found in cold and swift streams high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains.” Read more about fly fishing for this stunning species via … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing for Gar, Vote for America’s National Fish, Bass on Topwater Flies

“Few anglers can resist an actively working fish,” writes Zach Matthews, “especially one that will eat a fly.” In a recent article published on Fly Rod & Reel, Matthews writes about the biology, behavior, and techniques for chasing gar on … more

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Tippets: Fishing with Dad, Nymphing Techniques

John Lahr writes about his education as an angler and what he learned fishing with his father, Bert Lahr, a stage and screen actor who is best known for playing the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. “Fishing wasn’t … more

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Tippets: Tying Zimmerman’s Ditch Damsel, Travel to Cuba

“Damsel patterns need to be tied slim and sparse,” writes Charlie Craven, “with a bit of weight to keep them swimming shallow and with as much wiggle and shimmy as one can manage.” Luckily Jay Zimmerman’s new pattern, The Ditch … more

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Tippets: Muskie Camp, Tying with Glass Beads

David Karczynski writes about his annual muskie “camp” in Northern Wisconsin. From practical pointers to learning from a look back, read more via Outdoor Life. “And maybe, in the end, that’s what makes muskie camp so special, the great size … more

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Tippets: Tips for Low-light Conditions, Tying The Zonker

Ideal conditions for anglers’ comfort levels doesn’t always match conditions for when fish feed. Landon Mayer writes about how anglers can make low light conditions work to their advantage in this article on Wading Room. The Zonker is a classic baitfish imitation. … more

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Tippets: How to Find Trout, Mia Sheppard on Casting

To catch fish you first have to locate them. Understanding survival motives and feeding habits can help you identify key areas. From underwater structure and seams to depth and riffles, find more information about reading streams in this piece on … more

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Tippets: Loon Tying Contest, Interview with Ben Bulis, Grip Variations

Loon is hosting a fly tying contest for patterns featuring their UV curing resins. Post to Instagram with the hashtag #tiebylight to enter and view more details on their website. The winner will be chosen June 15th, 2016. Kris Millgate … more

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Tippets: Toughen Up Terrestrials, Interview with Tom Karrow, Avoiding Redds

Foam material creates great terrestrial flies but can wear down quickly. The use of super glue and UV coating can help increase the lifespan of these flies, advises Bod Reece, and “Toughening up your foam terrestrials saves headaches and time … more

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