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Tippets: Freshwater Lionfish, Terrestrial Patterns, Draining the Colorado

A sixth-grader’s science fair project resulted in an important discovery about lionfish—specifically, that the historically misunderstood saltwater species can also survive in freshwater. As an invasive species, lionfish present a serious threat to Florida waters, and this discovery has researchers … more

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Tippets: Control and Spread of Didymo, First-Aid Kits, Florida Snook Recovery

Didymo, commonly called “rock snot,” can have devastating impacts on fish populations and stream ecosystems. However, recent research suggests its cause and spread may not be as well-understood as previously thought. Whether you’re going on a multi-day backpacking trip or … more

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Tippets: Sidearm Casting, Mining on the Salmon River, Warm Waters Moving Fish

A sidearm cast can give you a huge advantage over the wind. It “also makes a more delicate presentation,” explains Louis Cahill. Check out his advice on the technique in a recent post on Gink & Gasoline. A group of … more

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Tippets: All in the Presentation, Stream Hazards, Intersex Fish In Pennsylvania Rivers

Alex Cerveniak presents an analysis for eight of the most common casting mistakes when presenting flies to fish. From drags and drifts to backstrokes and timing, this piece is a must-read. Three Boeing 737 fuselages are stranded in the Clark … more

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Tippets: Mending Line, Yukon River Salmon, Cases of Art

Line mending is important not only for achieving good drifts, but also as a tool for giving lifelike movement to flies. Phil Monahan explains the technique in a recent post on the Orvis blog. The Chinook salmon fishery of the … more

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Tippets: Summer Trout, Ocean Acidification, Storm Safety

Come summer, fish in pressured fisheries become educated and wary. Kirk Deeter has some sage advice on strategies for catching big trout mid-summer. Via Field & Stream. Ocean waters are seeing rising acidity levels, caused by rising rates of carbon … more

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Tippets: Traveling Tenkara, “Good” Invasive Species?, Choosing a Tarpon Line

Founder and CEO of Tenkara USA Daniel Galhardo talks travel in a recent interview on YouInc. New research published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences suggests that even “beneficial” non-native species, such as the grass carp, can be … more

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Tippets: Striking Silver, Value of Wetlands, Crowded Out

Tosh Brown details how to nail the hook set for tarpon: don’t trout set. Especially if you are new to saltwater fishing, read his sage advice for “striking silver.” Whether it’s used for a shopping mall or bird nesting ground, … more

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Tippets: Line Management, Hatchery on the Au Sable, Five Stages of Growth

In an instructional short film from Fly Fisherman, Joe Mahler demonstrates line management techniques, without the use of a stripping basket. Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit to allow a fish hatchery operator to increase production along the … more

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Tippets: Geared Up for Tenkara, Gut Feelings, Fly Fishing World Championships

Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, shares the best basic gear, from rod and line to flies, for getting started with a Tenkara set up. Via Gink & Gasoline. Microbial research reveals the more diverse a fish’s diet, the less … more

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