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Tippets: Making Regal Vises, Patterns for Hopper Season

The TV show “How It’s Made” recently featured Regal Vises. If you’ve ever wondered how Regal fly tying vices are made, this short film gives a glimpse of the process. Late summer is prime hopper season, and Louis Cahill runs … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing’s Health Benefits, Catch and Release Practices for Flats Fishing

An article in the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Letter examines the ability of fly fishing to relax the brain and combat ill-effects of stress. “The Harvard neurobiologists compare fly-fishing to yoga, with its repetitive casting motions and contemplative state.” Read … more

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Tippets: Grayling Fishing, Finding Bigger Trout

Patrick Tillard argues that grayling are fly fishing’s best kept secret. “Known as the Lady of the Stream, these freshwater fish are something of an enigmatic species, often overlooked by anglers who collapse their rods as the mercury dips into … more

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Tippets: Southern Trout Fall Issue, Groundwork for Better Casting

Southern Trout Magazine’s August/September issue has been published and is now available to read online. This 211-page issue includes a “Close Look” at Waynesboro, VA, named as the state’s “Top Trout Town.” Southern Trout is a bimonthly publication dedicated to … more

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Tippets: Balance Train for Better Wading, Washing Out the Skunk

Cross training with balance-related sports can help you become a stronger wader. Brew Moscarello of Vew-Do Balance Boards writes about specific exercises to practice before your next time on the water. “I highly recommend you spend a few minutes each … more

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Tippets: Backpacking and Tenkara, Renard’s Fantastical Fish

Tom Malone makes a case for why a tenkara rod is the perfect match for backpacking, citing advantages that include light weight and simple design. Read more on The Adventure Tribune. The fish in  Louis Renard’s Poissons, ecrevisses et crabes, which … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Psychology, DIY Boat Anchor

Justin Collmann is an avid fly fisher and a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia. He recently wrote an article on the psychology of fly fishing and how to manage frustration when on the water. “Each … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing for Carp, National Geographic Topo Maps

While carp might still be the ugly ducklings of the fly fishing world, they are also gaining a devoted following. Jonathan Wright writes about techniques and tactics for chasing carp on the fly in this short article via Fly Fisherman. … more

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Tippets: California Gold Country, Catching Kings on the Fly

In a recent essay on The Trout Life, David Whitehouse, co-founder of The Sierra Standard, writes about fly fishing the Sierra Nevada highcountry for native golden trout. “The hunt for gold in California has never been easy,” writes Whitehouse. “Even … more

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Tippets: Interview with Beau Beasley, Fly Tying Innovation

Outdoor writer Beau Beasley talks about his work with veterans, his favorite fall fishing run, and the secret life of bluegills in a recent interview on 52 Week Season. Highly pressured waters create selective trout, which in turn pushes innovation … more

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