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Tippets: On Being a Guide, Migrating Through Climate Change

Many anglers think they would like to be a guide and romanticize the notion of working on the water. However the reality is different, Whitney Gould writes as she outlines what it takes to be a guide in Alaska. New research published in … more

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Tippets: Dynamic Nymphing, Researching California’s Drought

There is more to nymphing than a simple dead-drift, as Chad Shmukler writes on Hatch Magazine, where he outlines techniques for “turning a currently unproductive part of your drift, the end of it, into a productive one by adding in … more

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Tippets: Interview with Jess McGlothlin, Leak Highlights Danger of Pipelines, Oregon Creel Survey

Photographer and writer, Jess McGlothlin of Fire Girl Photography talks about her start in fly fishing and philosophy on her work in a recent interview on Fly Dreamers. A leak in Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline has caused natural gas to flow … more

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Tippets: Cast In the Thumb, Greater Good, Habitat Restoration for Coho

From thumb pressure to focus, Louis Cahill explains how to develop more power in your cast. Via Gink & Gasoline. Doing damage to one species for the “greater good” of all is a hard pill to swallow. Howard Meyerson takes … more

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Tippets: Cleaning Fly Rods, Montana Grayling

The winter season is a great time for organizing and cleaning gear. Harry Murray of Murray’s Fly Shop in Edinburg, Virginia gives some great tips on cleaning and maintaining fly rods in an instructional video, via Orvis. The U.S. Fish and … more

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Tippets: Book Reviews, Steelhead in the Salmon River, Skull Evolution and Diversity

From Maclean to Hemingway and Kirk Deeter to Geoff Mueller, don’t miss reading some amusing reviews of fly-fishing literature, via Moldy Chum. Steelhead in the Salmon River, a tributary of Lake Ontario, have been dying off due to a yet-to-be-determined … more

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Tippets: Tacky Fly Fishing, Protecting Against Asian Carp, Becoming a Better Angler

Jess McGlothlin sits down with the folks from Tacky Fly Fishing to talk about their company and new fly fishing box design. Via Chi Wulff. New legislation proposed by two Michigan senators, is being praised by Trout Unlimited and the Great … more

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Tippets: Trips on the Cheap, Getting Over Dams

Fly fishing trips don’t have to break the bank. From DIY coolers to renting a UHAUL, Louis Cahill is an expert (and frugal) planner. Don’t miss his tips in a recent article on Gink & Gasoline. Of the around 80,000 … more

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Tippets: Travel Wise, Impact of Climate on Fisheries

Covering everything from finding the cheapest flight fares to packing light and right, Outside Magazine has a helpful piece on traveling tips. Anglers should all be concerned with a changing climate that will in one way or another impact our … more

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Tippets: Filming Secrets, Changing Climate and Range, Under the Ice

Tom Rosenbauer and Phil Monahan delve into what makes a good fly fishing film. From length to content, profanity and soundtrack, they cover it all in the Orvis Fly Fishing Podcast. Climate change is anticipated to push West Coast marine species, … more

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