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Tippets: Quitza’s Smoking Litter Awareness, Tapply on Fishing Pocket Water

Quitza is a non-profit that works to raise awareness of the impact cigarette litter has on the environment, specifically aquatic ecosystems. Quitza combines a social network of support as well as real-time progress tracking technologies to help individuals help themselves … more

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Tippets: Colorado’s Highcountry Trout, Improve Your Fishing Photography

Follow a 10-day singletrack and fly fishing excursion into the Colorado highcountry through the photographs of Ben Kraushaar. “With Telluride as the jumping off point, Kraushaar was joined by Justin Reiter, Dylan Stucki, Sam Simmons, and Trevor Downing for some … more

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Tippets: Fishing and Advertising Parallels, Rigging Dropper Flies

From “Prepare to make changes and be nimble” to “Presentation is everything,” Mitch Duesling writes about the parallels between fly fishing and advertising in a recent post on T1. “I’m a baby in the ad world, learning something new each … more

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Tippets: From Rod to Ride, Fall Streamers, Tenkara Jam

Bamboo rodmaker Ron Knowles recently put his knowledge and skills to larger use in making a 16-foot bamboo drift boat. “It flexes and comes back,” says Knowles. “You don’t need to worry about it breaking. It’s stronger than a lot of … more

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Tippets: Angling Ranks Among Best Hobbies, Interview with Bob Popovics

“Angling is one of the rare hobbies that never seems to go out of fashion,” writes Hans Aschim. And for its simplicity and connection to nature, fly fishing is highlighted as one of the best activities for fall that doesn’t … more

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Tippets: New Study on Fish Intelligence, Fishing Deadfall, Loon Rogue Quickdraw Forceps

A study published in the journal Animal Cognition points to evidence of episodic memory in fish, “the ability to recall the what, where and when of events, categorizing the raw material of experience into some sort of coherency.” Via Conservation Magazine. … more

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Tippets: Fishing Washington’s Alpine Lakes, “Women in the Field” Event Series

From gear and flies to maps and location information, Conor Risch writes about fishing Washington’s high alpine lakes. For his detailed trip report on fly fishing Lake Ingalls, find his article in The Seattle Times. Natural Retreats and Garden & Gun are … more

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Tippets: Flies and Lures, Fly Fishing Iceland

The increasing amount of fly materials means an increasing amount of creativity in fly patterns. Alan Bulmer writes about tying flies that mimic conventional lures in a recent article on Active Angling New Zealand. “The advances in fly tying technology … more

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Tippets: Bristol Bay Songwriting Contest, Reading a River

The advocacy group Musicians United has announced a songwriting contest to rally more artists to help protect Bristol Bay. “We’re looking for people to send original songs that tell the story of the bay, or the fight to protect it … more

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Tippets: Wilderness Fishing, Tactics for Strike Indicators

Ecologist Jono Winnel writes about his endless search for wilderness in this piece on The Adventure Handbook. Follow his journal entries and amazing photographs here. “Today I returned to a river I haven’t seen for 12 years,” Winnel writes. “This … more

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