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Tippets: Lightspeed, Topwater Tactics, Gila Genetics

In a recently published essay, Mark Greer remembers his son, Anthony, through a gifted Lamson LightSpeed fly reel. “I realized that it is more than just a fishing reel to me,” Greer writes. “It’s a conduit to a time in … more

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Tippets: Strategies for Pike, Snakehead Tournament, Interview with Chouinard

Phil Monahan highlights a new collection of short instructional videos from The New Fly Fisher. Find a collection of videos on 8 tips for fly fishing for northern pike, via The Orvis Blog. The 2015 Potomac Snakehead Tournament will be held … more

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Tippets: Capacity for Surprise, Essential Casting Technique

Whether you have a “good” day on the water by the traditional measure of number of fish caught or not, “one of the wonderful things about our sport, right on par with the beauty and excitement it fosters,” writes Todd … more

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Tippets: Simple Flies, Fish Lift, Tactics for High Water

Sometimes simpler is better in fly design, writes Kirk Deeter. For a great example, check out Charlie Craven’s “Mole Fly,” one of the most “deadly effective” dry fly patterns on the market today. Via Field & Stream. California’s drought is … more

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Tippets: Investing in Gear, Realistic Tungsten Beads, Water Footprints

From rods to lines, investing in good gear can make you a better angler. “The most important thing for a beginning fly caster is to feel the load of the rod,” writes Louis Cahill on Gink & Gasoline. New realistic tungsten … more

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Tippets: Patterns for Tailwaters, Travel Time, Cooking Streamside

In a recent article Bryen Venema, fly-shop manager and a guide at Bighorn Angler, shares his top ten midge patterns for tailwater fisheries. Making impressive time, an adult spring chinook takes an average of 18 days to swim 253 river … more

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Tippets: Backcountry Fishing, 2015 Best Products

Greg Melville picks the best places for backcountry fishing in the Lower 48, in a recent article via Outside Magazine. “The good thing about backpack fly fishing is that I can openly divulge my favorite areas without worrying that huge … more

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Tippets: Monster Trout, Orvis & ProBar Team Up for Streams, Hardly Strictly Musky

If your goal is to catch big fish, preparation should start days before you head to water. In a recent article, Kirk Deeter gives an outline and tips for success, on everything from water quality and weather to a reading … more

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Tippets: Largemouth Bass, Karczynski on Homewaters

Paul Beel features warmwater experts Pat Cohen, David Lewis, Jay Zimmerman, and Alvin Dedeaux, and their advice for chasing largemouth bass on the fly. Visit FrankenFly to find tips and observations on the species from professional anglers. Dave Karczynski contemplates the … more

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Tippets: Streamer Retrieve, River Revival, The Teeny Nymph

Switch up your retrieve, advises Tom Rosenbauer. “I’ve found that the fish are often looking for something different,” Rosenbauer writes, “whether it’s a different speed, length, or cadence of strip, or perhaps they don’t want a stripped fly at all.” … more

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