Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Streamer Presentation, Rising Temps & Small Streams, Extended-Body Mayfly Tying

Even if you’re drifting a streamer, presentation matters. Louis Cahill outlines why in a recent post on Gink & Gasoline. Climate change is impacting small streams and trout feeding behavior. Bob Unnasch, director of science for The Nature Conservancy, writes … more

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Tippets: Largemouth Bass Tips, Conserving Household Water, Backcountry Confidence

From biology to suggested flies and tactics, Phil Monahan’s covers the bases in a recent article about largemouth bass. Perfect information for mid-summer. A study published in the journal Environment examines well-researched solutions for conserving water in your home. From upgrading … more

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Tippets: Good Presentation, Groundwater Management, Clean Water Protections

From casting stroke to line speed, Peter Kutzer addresses how to make a delicate presentation of your fly to fish, via Orvis. In anticipating a drier future, Andrew Revkin looks towards conservation and recycling of rain and wastewater as well … more

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Tippets: Catch & Release, Corps to Monitor Pollution, Beaver Island

Mid-summer, when fishing is often at its best, is also one of the most vital times for proper catch-and-release techniques. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shares best practices via The Fishing Wire. After a lawsuit filed by a conservation … more

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Tippets: It’s a Fly Life, Tailings Breach, One Thousand Casts

Is it any coincidence that the states scoring the highest for “Best Places to Live” in a recent Gallup poll also have some of the best fishing in the United States? Chad Shmukler has more via Hatch Magazine. A tailings pond … more

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Tippets: Lake Huron Salmon, Weed and Water

Howard Meyerson reports on the Lake Huron Atlantic salmon program in a recent article on The Outdoor Journal. While success is coming slow, “Our program is still young,” said Todd Grischke, Michigan DNR’s Lake Huron Basin coordinator. Marijuana grow operations … more

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Tippets: Honoring Victor Atiyeh, Choosing Lenses, Pollution of Midwest Streams

Former Oregon governor  Victor Atiyeh was also an involved fly angler and conservationist. He was instrumental in purchasing the lower section of the Deschutes and creating the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Atiyeh recently passed away, and an exhibition of papers, … more

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Tippets: DIY Beaver Island, Yukon River Salmon, Youth Fly Fishing Team

Catch a recent piece by Dave Hosler about a DIY trip to the famed Beaver Island, accompanied by top-notch photography. Salmon populations on the Yukon River have been decreasing, and researchers point to a possible culprit: northern pike. “Although it … more

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Tippets: Water Use, Tips for Small Streams, Salmon By-Product Protein

A national survey has revealed that the states with the highest water use are also the ones in most severe drought. Data shows much of the use is for agricultural purposes: irrigation and power generation and watering plants and lawns. … more

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Tippets: Climate Change and Lakes, Photography Tips, Record Setting Dobsonfly

From water levels to algae growth, a warming climate is having clear impacts on European Lakes. Lisa Borre highlights research and strategies in a recent article on National Geographic NewsWatch. Photographer Jess McGlothlin  of Fire Girl Photography details the top … more

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