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Tippets: Rigging for Water Depth, Passing it On, New Mexico Public Access

Often “June begins in torrent and ends in drought,” writes Will Ryan. But through high water and low, you can still catch trout. Don’t miss Ryan’s advice on fishing and rigging two flies in a recent piece on Field & … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Fly, Hemingway Facts, New Rules for Biscayne National Park

Even with the tenkara challenge of fishing one fly, different techniques make the simplicity work in different situations and for different species. Read a recent article by Tim Harris on really “fishing” a fly. Ernest Hemingway’s“The Old Man and the … more

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Tippets: Skunked, Catch and Release Replicas, Frank Moore Steelhead Sanctuary Proposal

For many anglers, their fishing partner is also man’s best friend. And inevitably, that dog will have run-ins with wild animals, including skunks. Steven Brutger has some tried-and-true advice for washing a dog that gets sprayed, via Stalking the Seam. As catch … more

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Tippets: Hook Sets, Guiding Careers, Rainbow Trout Rebound in Colorado

Many fish are lost on the hook set. And in a recent article, Tom Rosenbauer talks about techniques for setting the hook for different species and settings, via Orvis. Turning a fishing obsession into a career is “the best job in … more

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Tippets: Watercraft Safety, Taylor’s Oregon Rain, Steelhead Run

When you’re out in a watercraft this season, don’t forget the most important thing: wear a personal floatation device. “Eighty percent of drownings involve watercraft 21 feet or shorter (like most of the drift boats, rafts, pontoons, and flats skiffs … more

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Tippets: Tactics for Spring Bass, Jet Boat Ban on Pitt River, All About Brown Trout

Spring bass fishing can be as frustrating as it can be rewarding. Don’t miss great advice from Kent Klewein on everything from maps and sonar to forage and fly patters. Via Gink & Gasoline. Two recent jet-boat accidents on the … more

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Tippets: BTT Membership Campaign, Madison River Dry Flies, NOAA Dam Analysis

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has launched a campaign to encourage new memberships. The special introductory rate of $25 includes membership benefits as well as a limited edition BTT logo trucker hat, and will support the BTT’s mission to conserve and … more

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Tippets: Behind the Lens, Yellowstone Cutthroat Reintroduction, Telling Trout Apart

With photography, “The goal is to share a feeling, a moment, much more so than simply a person or a place,” writes Jess McGlothlin. Read more about McGlothlin’s process during a professional photography shoot, and what goes on behind the … more

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Tippets: Planning a Trip, BTT Fundraiser, Nitrogen in Colorado’s Snowpack

The summer trip season has started, and Kaitlin Groundwater of Madison Valley Ranch has five pieces of great advice for anyone embarking on a fly fishing trip. From buying flies to clothing layers, read more via Orvis. The Bonefish & Tarpon … more

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Tippets: Flight Apparel, Knot Strategies, Reintroduction of Yellowstone Cutthroat

Utah-based Flight Apparel creates high-quality, durable socks with unique designs, including carp scales, tarpon, dorado, roosterfish, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, golden, rainbow, and brown trout. Check out their website for more product details. Focus is often placed on learning specific … more

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