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Tippets: Fishing Like a Heron, On Killing Trout

At one time or another most anglers have watched birds make off with catches while they are striking out. In this recent instructional video from Dave Jensen, learn how to stalk and ambush trout like a heron and up your … more

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Tippets: Three-Fly Rig, Topwater for False Albacore

The “big rig” technique involves two nymphs and one streamer. “The Big Rig covers all three sizes of flies: small, medium and large,” explains Domenick Swentosky, and can help improve your technique and up your odds of success son the … more

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Tippets: Burke’s Holiday Gift Guide, Understanding Line Tapers

From fly rods and books to rain jackets and grills, in this article Monte Burke outlines great gifts for anglers this holiday season. Via Forbes. “Specialty lines have multiplied like rabbits and line companies have created lines to match every … more

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Tippets: Low-Impact Permit Fishing, Mastering the Figure Eight Retrieve

In this article Ross Purnell writes about guide Lincoln Westby and his lifelong passion for and knowledge of permit, including his keen observation of permit behavior in response to pressure. “Through decades of firsthand observation, Westby realized that fishermen can modify … more

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Tippets: The American Rivers Tour, Fishing Small Streamers

In “The American Rivers Tour” chef Colin Ambrose roams the country in his vintage camper, meeting “with top local fishing guides and guest chefs who share his passion for fishing and the lore of the river.” View and read about … more

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Tippets: Streamers for Small Waters, Handling Techniques for Bonefish

While we often match fly size to water and fish size, “It’s important to note that streamers aren’t just for big water,” writes Kent Klewein, “they can be equally effective on small to mid-size trout water as well.” Read more … more

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Tippets: Pikes Peak Women Anglers, Tips for Winter Water Safety

The Colorado Springs-based group Pikes Peak Women Anglers aims to help more women become interested in and succeed in a sport dominated by men. In this article, Seth Boster highlights the group’s achievements and goals for the future of fly … more

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Tippets: Video Footage of Aldo Leopold, River Kit Picks

Stephen Laubach, author of Living a Land Ethic, points to recently discovered video footage of Aldo Leopold. “Seeing Leopold triumphantly net a trout, cook up burned pancakes, and banter with his sons as they devoured their blackened breakfast allowed me … more

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Tippets: Iceland’s Fisherwomen, Strategies for Tailwater Browns

Cultural anthropologist Margaret Willson researches Icelandic fisherwomen and why the role of women in fisheries around the world is often overlooked. “Around the world, women collect shellfish along the shore and process catches from boats, but communities and researchers often … more

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Tippets: Autumn Dry Fly Fishing, Making the First Cast Count

From fly and tippet size to the hookset, Spencer Durrant outlines strategies for fishing dry flies in autumn conditions. “Dries in the fall are a special occasion, and fishing them makes up a good majority of my favorite fishing memories. … more

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