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Tippets: Physics of Casting, Loch Ness Catfish, Wild Steelhead Gene Bank

The physics behind a good cast is much more than just “throwing a line.” Louis Cahill dissects the energy of a fly line and how to get it to work to your advantage in a recent piece on Gink & Gasoline. … more

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Tippets: The Bucket Mouth League, Sticking With It

The “Bucket Mouth League,” created by FrankenFly’s Paul Beel, aims to raise respect for chasing largemouth bass on the fly. To join the movement, tag largemouth bass photos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, as #bucketmouthleague. Find out more via FrankenFly. … more

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Tippets: Tips for Fishing Small Streams, Casting Creep, Saving Atlantic Salmon

After concentrated time fishing the mountains of Vermont, Jared Zissu offers tips and tactics for fishing small streams. From stealthy approaches to good drifts, read more via Orvis. In a recent installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishinig Instructor,” Peter Kutzer addresses … more

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Tippets: How Nature Changes the Brain, Best Days to Fish

A growing body of evidence shows that spending time in nature is linked to mental well-being and neurological health. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences strongly suggests that natural environments “could be an easy … more

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Tippets: Take Better Photos, Smith River Mine, David Knapp Interview

From the grip to the grin, in a recent piece on Stalking the Seam Matthew Copeland outlines 5 tips for taking better fish photos. Read more here. A proposed copper mine near the Smith River in Montana is raising serious concerns … more

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Tippets: DIY Rod Holder, Fish Camp Stove, Solutions on the Yakima

Steven Brutger provides great information on making rod holders for your raft. Visit Stalking the Seam for this DIY tutorial. For a first look at the new camping stove from Jetboil, perfect for upcoming summer fishing trips, check out Eric … more

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Tippets: Streamers on Small Streams, Something Fishy, Summer “Revive”

Anglers don’t often think of streamers when they think of fishing small streams. However in a recent article Cinda Howard writes about their effectiveness for smaller waters and offers techniques and tactics to try. The old adage that “something smells fishy” might … more

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Tippets: Trout Trails, Science of River Restoration, Sharpening Tying Scissors

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a new program to help anglers find successful fishing locations. “Trout Trails” currently lists 129 trout fishing waters with a fishing profile and photo, access points and maps for each location. California’s … more

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Tippets: Lighten Your Load, Salmon & Sea Lions

The backpacking season is starting in earnest, and for anglers, packs can be heavy with extra gear. A recent article by Brendan Leonard points to 10 tongue-in-cheek ways to lighten your pack. Via Semi-Rad. Recovering salmon populations on the Columbia … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing’s Health Benefits, Angling During Drought

Fly fishing provides some great and proven health benefits. Aside from lessening stress, it is “one of the funnest ways to exercise,” writes Kent Klewein. Read more via Gink & Gasoline. With angling restrictions due to high temperatures and low … more

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