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Tippets: Regeneration Techniques, Salmon Forests, Emerging Mayfly Pattern

Examining regeneration abilities of fish and other species such as salamanders, researchers are studying how these natural processes could be used to further human medicine and therapies. Dave Wolak explains on The Lateral Line via Field & Stream. Home to … more

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Tippets: Making Midges, Ocean Trash, Taking the Colorado’s Pulse, Tenkara Starters

Spring fishing and high water often call for smaller flies, and in a recent article, Ed Engle writes about what makes a good midge pattern: segmentation and action. The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has reminded us just how much … more

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Tippets: Finding Balance, Business of Public Lands, Small Stream Strategies

From expanding your season to the species you chase, Lee Terkel has some advice for increasing fishing time without sacrificing family or work. Read more on finding your fly fishing equilibrium via The Orvis Blog. A group of outdoor business … more

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Tippets: Elwha River’s Wild Steelhead, Bologna on the Bank

A suit filed by the Wild Fish Conservancy, Conservation Angler, Federation of Fly Fishers Steelhead Committee and Wild Steelhead Coalition that would have stopped  the planting of hatchery-born steelhead in the Elwha River has been rejected by a federal court … more

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Tippets: DIY Tying Materials, Endangered Rivers, NOAA Sportfishing Policy

Use “puffer ball” toys as material for tying San Jaun worms and other patterns as well. Check out this brilliant DIY technique from Kent Klewein on Gink & Gasoline. Reaching from the east coast to the west, American Rivers has … more

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Tippets: Oldest Message in a Bottle, Colorado Street View, Muddy Your Flies

A postcard sealed into a beer bottle and thrown into the sea off Germany’s Baltic coast in 1913 was recently found by a fisherman, making it the world’s oldest known message in a bottle. Via NPR. Google’s recent addition of … more

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Tippets: Spotting Tarpon, Steelhead Survival Rates, The Angler’s Art

From reading pushes of water and bubbles to developing hypersensitivity to movement and shadows, Louis Cahill has great advice for spotting tarpon, which translates well to spotting other species too. New research published in the journal BioOne shows that wild … more

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Tippets: Tying Transitions, Flood Concerns, Becoming a Guide

Don’t miss Ian Anderson’s tutorial on creating a smooth and clean transition when tying materials near the head of the fly. Via Warmwater Chronicles. After the floods of fall 2013 on Colorado’s Front Range, experts are concerned with how riverbeds … more

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Tippets: Steelhead Documentary, Clean Water Act Caveat, Mismatching the Hatch

In a recent post on Metalheads, Asher Koles gives some background on “Bloodknots,” an upcoming documentary on the steelhead angling community; including scientists, conservationists, anglers, and of course, the fish. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers … more

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Tippets: Presenting to Permit, Impacts of Deepwater Horizon, Narrowing in on the Tongass

Fresh from fishing Mexico’s Ascension Bay, Chad Shmukler offers three tips for presenting flies to permit. “Successfully presenting a fly to a permit and hooking that permit is a distinctly different task than doing so to other fishy quarry,” he … more

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