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Tippets: Clark Fork Revival, Bonefish for Beginners, Size Matters

After more than a century of lifelessness due to mine tailings, the headwaters of the Clark Fork River could soon become a popular fishing destination after restoration efforts have been successful, reports Rob Chaney in The Missoulian. Chris Clayton highlights … more

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Tippets: Striped Bass Data Collection, Tips for Grass Carp, Ferrying Salmon to the Sea

New York State would like the help of anglers in a fishery research project with data collection on striped bass. “Anglers can document their fishing activities, compile their fishing data and plan more effective fishing trips. They will also be contributing … more

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Tippets: Casting Tenkara, New York Water Quality Testing, Trout Tracks

Daniel Galhardo gives some advice for improving your Tenkara cast by examining your rod grip. In one word: relax. Via Tenkara USA. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has slashed the state’s water quality testing budget and … more

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Tippets: Dam Removals, Asian Carp Move North, Beating Seasickness

From Kentucky to Oregon and all places in between, dam removal projects are occurring in many states. A recent post on Moldy Chum highlights a few. Asian carp eggs have been found in the Mississippi River 250 miles north of … more

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Tippets: Economy of Wraps, Movements of Steelhead, Treating Trout Right

Proportions in fly tying are especially important for small flies and picky trout. Louis Cahill offers some advice for wrapping thread that will result in more efficient and more aesthetic flies. In an effort to better understand how steelhead move … more

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Tippets: Protecting the Great Lakes, Fallacy of False Casting, Know Your Water Usage

Recently introduced legislation H.R. 4001, known as the Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act, would authorize swift preventative actions for blocking Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. False casting is used to build momentum and shoot out line. But … more

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Tippets: Grip Switch, Investing in Seagrass, Fish on Wheels

Examining leverage and accuracy, among other things, Joe Mahler writes about the differences between using the index finger or thumb on top of your casting grip, and why it might be time to take a serious look at your technique … more

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Tippets: Secrets to Success, Amethyst Brook Dam Removal, Spring Revive

In a recent blog post Anthony Naples has straightforward advice for the beginning fly angler: “take some time to focus on these two things: finding fish and being stealthy.” Because no amount of expensive gear can make up for knowing your home … more

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Tippets: New Zealand Browns, Restoring Flows to the Yampa, Stillwater Tactics

Ross Purnell, editor of Fly Fisherman magazine, returns from a recent trip to New Zealand with some amazing footage of the big brown trout of the Ngongotaha Stream. Change the Course and the Colorado Water Trust partnered up to execute a … more

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Tippets: Spotting Trout, Colorado River Delta, Predatory Pike

In many cases, success on the water depends on your ability to read the water and locate where the fish are holding. Ed Engle gives some tips for observation in the Lone Angler Journal. Due to diversions and dams, the … more

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