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Tippets: PHWFF Healing Saturday, Autumn Fly Fishing

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing will host simultaneous daylong events to raise funds and awareness of the cause of injured and disabled veterans. “Healing Saturday,“ will take place at local fly shops across the country in … more

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Tippets: A Soldier’s Way, Native Fish Society Garage Sale

Son Tao is a 1st Sergeant in the U.S. Army, a PHWFF veteran participant, volunteer, and world-class fly tier. Joel Stewart, author of A Fly Rod in my Sea Bag: Fishing Adventures in Baghdad During Operation Iraqi Freedom, profiles Tao’s journey to … more

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Tippets: Upstream Book Review, Fly Fishing Massachusetts

Justin Housman puts up a book review of Langdon Cook’s newest work, Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table. “Cook wades into the controversies surrounding fish hatcheries and so-called ‘mitigation’ strategies to make up for fish-killing dams, but … more

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Tippets: Interview with Richard Franklin, Fall Flies

In the most recent episode of the Fly Fishing Consultant podcast, Rob Snowhite interviews Richard Franklin. He reflects on the pursuit of solitude while fly fishing in the West. And the “modern polarization of optics, high end fly rods, fly … more

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Tippets: Backhand Presentations, Southwest Brown Trout

Kent Klewein breaks down why backhand presentations are difficult to master. “Most of the time it all boils down to executing four simple steps during your false casting and presentation to pull off an easy and accurate backhand cast presentation.” … more

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Tippets: Musician Steve Earle on Fly Fishing, Wild Steelhead Coalition Raffle, Interview with Richard Franklin

Musician Steve Earle is the most recent guest on the Walking the Floor podcast. He talks about politics, Johnny Cast, and fly fishing in the hour-long conversation. “I fish with a fly rod,” says Earle, “I’m mainly a trout fisherman,” … more

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Tippets: Dry Fly Fishing in Stillwaters, Montana Wildfires, Glass vs. Graphite

In the 11th episode of RIO’s “How To” series, RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth demonstrates how to fish a dry fly on a lake from a boat. “The video explains the different techniques needed to successfully fish when anchored, and … more

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Tippets: Gear Donation for Harvey Relief Efforts, Learn with Visible Flies

Orvis is collecting gear donations for Hurricane Harvey relief workers. Find detailed information on where to send rain jackets, waders or boots here. Using flies that are easily visible is a great way to learn about fish behavior and feeding … more

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Tippets: Improve Casting Accuracy, Finding Fish in Low Flows

Off-plane movement of the rod is the biggest killer of accurate casts, writes John Juracek. “Inaccuracy isn’t always fatal to success, but it proves fatal often enough. Minimize those times by becoming a more accurate caster. It’s not difficult to … more

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Tippets: Species of the Anthropocene, Safe Handling for Bonefish, The Salmon People

The Anthropocene, “an age when humanity impacts everything on earth,” has created interesting hybrids, including the tiger musky. Read more on species of the Anthropocene from Matt Miller via the Nature Conservancy. Bonefish “aren’t trout and nothing will bring that … more

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