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Tippets: Crow Indian Students Learn to Fly Fish, Fishing in a Crowded Boat

Ann Marie Emery of the Bighorn River Alliance recently organized a day to teach Crow Indian students how to fly fish. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, joined in the day to teach students the tenkara technique. “These kids see people fishing … more

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Tippets: Moana Kofe Fund, Fly Tying Efficiency

Legendary Christmas Island guide Moana Kofe recently passed away, and a fund has been established in his name to raise funds for Pacific Island Medical Aid (PIMA). PIMA takes medicines, medical supplies, communications and lighting equipment, eye care and specialist … more

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Tippets: BTT’s Tarpon Tagging Program, Saving Pallid Sturgeon, Beavers and Trout

Jonathan Wright reports on the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s tarpon tagging program, which began in May 2016. “We just received report of the first tarpon detection from BTT’s acoustic tarpon tagging program, and it has provided fascinating new insight on … more

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Tippets: Rigging a Dry and Dropper, Evening Fishing

Rigging a dry and dropper can be intimidating, but it’s a proven technique on the water. “It takes a little practice to tie your first dropper rig on the end of your line, but once you get the hang of … more

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Tippets: Talbot’s Angler’s Pint Kickstarter, Techniques for Topwater Bass

Bigger than an American and a British pint, artist Karen Talbot’s Cutthroat Trout Angler’s Pint is perfect for tall tales that come after a day on the water. Talbot has started a Kickstarter campaign for her unique 21.5-ounce Angler’s Pint … more

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Tippets: Interview with K.C. Walsh, Deep Water Nymphing

K.C. Walsh, president of Simms Fishing Products, speaks about mine threats, dangerous politics, and helping veterans in a recent interview and profile by Sarah Grigg via Fly Fisherman. Deep water nymphing is like a game a Marco Polo, or “an … more

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Tippets: Striper Nation, Holding Fish for Photos

Zach Matthews writes about the culture, techniques and learning curve of fly fishing for stripers in the South. They’re a standout quarry on the fly rod, and “If there were a hunting season for stripers,” Matthews writes, “these fish would … more

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Tippets: High Stick Nymphing, Flymen Tying Contest

High stick nymphing has become a core technique for a trout anglers. Jonathan Wright writes an article about different situations and stream flows when short line nymphing is especially useful via Fly Fisherman. Flymen Fishing Company is currently holding a … more

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Tippets: How Hot is Too Hot, Wading for Bass

As summer temperatures continue to rise, it’s important to consider how hot is too hot to fish. Chad Shmukler details guidelines for stream temperature thresholds and explains how they affect trout behavior, feeding, and recovery time. Via Hatch Magazine. Largemouth … more

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Tippets: Topwater Flies for Smallmouth Bass, Fly Fishing Books

Summer is prime time for fishing topwater flies. From classics like the Dahlberg Diver and Gartside Gurgler to all-around damselfly patterns, Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips profiles the best topwater flies for smallmouth bass. Appreciation of fly fishing “naturally extends … more

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