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Tippets: Zimmerman on Carp Flies, C&R for Tiger Muskies

Jay Zimmerman, author of the recent book “Best Carp Flies, The: How to Tie and Fish Them,” talks about the evolution of carp fishing as well as the philosophy behind a well-tied fly in a recent podcast episode on The Itinerant … more

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Tippets: Fathers of Men, Fly Fishing Team USA Takes Silver, Out of a Jam

On a canoe and fly fishing trip to Le Petite Nord, Dave Karczynski finds that childhood fantasies govern adulthood ideals, and also lead him to good fishing and northern pike. Read the essay via Hatch Magazine. Fly Fishing Team USA … more

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Tippets: Chasing Salmonflies, DIY Tenkara Line Holder, Tracking Salmon

In Montana, salmonflies bring out the worst in people, writes Miles Nolte. But on the invite of an old friend, Nolte heads to the crowded waters he usually avoids, for an “anti-fishing trip.” Read more via Swallowtail Fly Fishing. Jason … more

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Tippets: Fishing Poet on the Keys, Catch & Release Practices, Backcountry Tenkara

Matt Smythe elegantly writes about a recent fly fishing trip to the Florida Keys. “We push forward unable to tell the difference between what is below & what is above the impossible horizon.” Read more via Fishing Poet. While catch … more

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Tippets: Angler Escapes, Montana Salmonflies, ESA Protections for California Fisheries

From a short weekend to an extended stay, Kelly Bastone highlights six of the best escapes for fly anglers via Outside Magazine. Montana’s salmonfly hatches are the stuff of legends. And guide John Way of The Tackle Shop offers his … more

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Tippets: GuideHire, Smallmouth Flies, Sheep Creek Copper Mine

Newly developed GuideHire offers a platform to find and book guides quickly and easily. “With more than 27,000 guides nationwide operating as part of the $1 billion outdoor industry, you’d think it’d be easy to book a fishing trip in … more

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Tippets: Fishing Hats, High Water Safety

In the Summer 2015 issue of The Drake, Miles Nolte reflects on fishing hats. “All those stains and rumples kneaded into a hat are the stitching of time on the water,” he writes. “They are evidence of belonging, like calloused … more

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Tippets: Stealthy Success, Mossy Creek Invitational, Snorkeling with Salmon

You can blow your cover before ever making a cast. A recent article by Kent Klewein addresses tips and techniques for stealth on and off the water. The 8th annual Mossy Creek Invitational (MCI) fly fishing competition was held in … more

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Tippets: Whip Finishing, Soul River, Native Florida Bass

In a recent instructional video Lefty Kreh and Bob Clouser demonstrate how to tie off a whip finish, both using a tool as well as with just your fingers. Via Franken Fly. Navy veteran Chad Brown founded lifestyle brand Soul … more

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Tippets: Rigging for Water Depth, Passing it On, New Mexico Public Access

Often “June begins in torrent and ends in drought,” writes Will Ryan. But through high water and low, you can still catch trout. Don’t miss Ryan’s advice on fishing and rigging two flies in a recent piece on Field & … more

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