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Tippets: Practicing on Panfish, Tim Drummond’s Flies, Saving California Steelhead

Panfish are often disregarded as beginner fish or for kids. However, Joe Cermele writes about how chasing these species can sharpen your skills for the “grown up” species as well. Via Fly Talk, Field & Stream. Guide and fly tier Tim … more

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Tippets: Short Casts, Cross Training

Even if you can’t cast very far, you can still catch a lot of fish, writes Chad Shmukler. “The anglers on the stream that aren’t throwing line farther than they need to are often the ones catching the most fish.” In … more

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Tippets: Smallmouth Flies, Tao of Filmmaking, Trout and State Lines

From poppers and damselflies to classics such as the Dahlberg Diver, Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips runs down his list of the top ten patterns when fishing for smallmouth bass. In a recent article on Trello, Lauren Moon writes about … more

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Tippets: The “Everyman” Sport, Tim Romano Interview

Fly fishing can be intimidating from the outside looking in, but Will Watters of the fly-fishing and outdoor apparel company Western Rise makes the sport approachable in a recent article by Johnie Gall titled “The Everyman Sport” via Grind TV. From … more

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Tippets: Tight Loops Documentary, Fishing Time

In early June of this year, fly anglers Aimee and Chase of Tight Loops will embark on a trip west from New England to Montana in a 1985 VW Vanagon in search of “the American dream; hitting the open road, … more

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Tippets: Top Spring Fly Patterns, Headlamp Review, Feast & Famine

John Way of The Tackle Shop runs down his list of the top ten flies for fishing the high water rivers of spring in Montana. With a new season of trips ahead, check out Ben Smith’s review of Black Diamond’s … more

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Tippets: Year of One Fly, Art of Fly Fishing, Teaching Teens

Tim Harris decides to forgo a reel and concentrate on fishing a tenkara rod and only one fly for one year. He writes about what he learned from the experience in a recent piece on Gink & Gasoline. Fly fishing … more

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Tippets: Cortland to Remain in New York, Reading Stream Structure

Thanks to help from state and local funding, the Cortland Line Company will remain in Cortland, NY. The company will be able to retain its 22 employees as well as hire additional members to the Cortland team. “If I have anything … more

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Tippets: Hatchery Kill, Over-Lining Rods, Orvis-Endorsed Nominees

An estimated over 100,000 rainbow trout were killed at the Armstrong Creek Hatchery in North Carolina after someone turned off the valve of creek inflow water to the hatchery tanks. The fish were earmarked for rivers in 12 counties in … more

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Tippets: Sight Fishing in Muddy Waters, Buying Online

Fly fishing for carp is often dependent on sight. However, the turbid waters of spring runoff can make matters difficult. In a recent post on Fly Carpin’, Trevor Tanner offers some suggestions for catching carp in muddy waters. Online sales continue … more

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