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Tippets: Streamer Chronicles with Andreas Andersson, Inshore Fly Fishing

Swedish fly tier Andreas Andersson specializes in streamers and is the creator of patterns like the Aino, Sid, Ragdolly, and Unholy Diver. In the most recent episode of Streamer Chronicles, Brian Wise highlights his philosophy on streamer design and technique and … more

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Tippets: Breweries and Water Shortages, Salmon Epigenetics

As water shortages increase, breweries are leading the conservation charge with innovative ideas. “A stunning success in reducing beer’s water footprint involves a partnership among MillerCoors, barley farmers in Idaho, and the Nature Conservancy,” writes Robert Glennon. “The goal was … more

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Tippets: Tying the Speed Knot, Fishing Sweepers

In this short instructional video, learn techniques for faster tying of a clinch knot from Will Sands of Taylor Creek Fly Shop. “In a day of fishing to picky trout where you change flies a lot I wouldn’t be surprised … more

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Tippets: Big Fish with Conway Bowman, Surviving Cold Conditions

Conway Bowman is known for targeting mako sharks on a fly rod. And in this recent podcast he translates those skills into great tips for playing and landing large fish of any species. Listen here. In cold weather it is … more

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Tippets: Utah Cutthroat Slam, Catching Cruising Trout

Tyler Coleman writes about participating in the Utah Cutthroat Slam, where anglers aim to catch the state’s four native subspecies of cutthroat in their historic range. “As this fish entered my net, the feelings of accomplishment and appreciation were overtaking,” … more

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Tippets: Beginning Tying Tips, Stillwater Presentation

From materials and patterns to tools and technique, Spencer Durrant outlines how to get started tying flies over the winter months. “Fewer fishing opportunities means less temptation to leave the tying bench for “just a few hours” on the river,” … more

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Tippets: How to Roll Cast, Reflection on a Fishing Year

In the third episode of season two of RIO’s “How To” series, Simon Gawesworth demonstrates “How To Make a Roll Cast,” covering the three most important things to learn as well as ideal lines for beginners. Punctuated with great photos, … more

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Tippets: Algoma Brook Trout, Tom Pero Interview on Anchored Podcast

Colin McKeown writes about the “Crown Jewels of the North,” the wild brook trout of Algoma, in this article in The New Fly Fisher. From habitat and time of year to gear and guides, read more about them here. Tom … more

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Tippets: Spring Hatches, Tough Transitions

Spring is just around the corner, and in this post from Mark McGlothlin learn what weather forecasts could mean for spring fishing in the West. Read “Spring Hatch Planning” via Chi Wulff. From changes in weather to which flies work … more

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Tippets: Fishing New Waters, Steve Galletta on Fishing Tailwaters

Fishing unfamiliar waters can be puzzling.  In this recent article Phil Rowley outlines tactics for success on new waters. “Before leaving the driveway, much of the groundwork for success should be in place. Investing the time to plan and prepare pays … more

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