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Tippets: Striking Silver, Value of Wetlands, Crowded Out

Tosh Brown details how to nail the hook set for tarpon: don’t trout set. Especially if you are new to saltwater fishing, read his sage advice for “striking silver.” Whether it’s used for a shopping mall or bird nesting ground, … more

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Tippets: Line Management, Hatchery on the Au Sable, Five Stages of Growth

In an instructional short film from Fly Fisherman, Joe Mahler demonstrates line management techniques, without the use of a stripping basket. Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit to allow a fish hatchery operator to increase production along the … more

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Tippets: Geared Up for Tenkara, Gut Feelings, Fly Fishing World Championships

Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, shares the best basic gear, from rod and line to flies, for getting started with a Tenkara set up. Via Gink & Gasoline. Microbial research reveals the more diverse a fish’s diet, the less … more

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Tippets: Over-Stocked, Oil Spill on the Poudre, Staying Safe in Bear Country

Just like freeways in Los Angeles, “Put too many fish in a river and everything gets plugged up, and everyone starts acting weird,” writes Kirk Deeter in a recent piece on Fly Talk, explaining why over-stocked rivers are bad for … more

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Tippets: Best Lodges, Forests and Fish, Chasing Carp

Fishing need not be synonymous with roughing it. In a recent piece on Outside Online, Kelly Bastone highlights some of the best fishing and hunting lodges across the United States and Canada. Forest debris adds essential nutrients into streams and … more

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Tippets: Seller’s Market, Record Salmon Returns, Piebald Tarpon Caught and Released

Mia Sheppard likens house hunting to steelhead fishing, finding similar strategies for success between the two. Via Metalheads. According to forecasts by Fish and Wildlife officials, salmon returns from the Columbia River to Pacific Ocean might be among the best … more

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Tippets: California Fish Evacuation, Chasing Muskie, Patagonia Dam Rejected

The California drought is causing evacuation of fish from the American Rivers hatchery due to concerns over low flow levels and rising water temperatures. The young fish will be stocked at a younger age than usual, which will lower the … more

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Tippets: Razorbacks Return to Colorado River, All About Smallmouth Bass, Dammed Up

The endangered Razorback sucker, once thought locally extinct, has been found spawning in the lower Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park. “I’m proud to see that Grand Canyon provides habitat once again for this unique species,” says Dave Uberuaga, … more

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Tippets: Leadville Hatchery Faces Closure, Five Principles of Casting, Walton’s Temple on the Market

Due to upcoming cuts in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s budget, the Leadville National Fish Hatchery is facing an uncertain future and is in danger of being closed. The 125-year-old establishment is important for propagating fish and tourism revenue … more

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Tippets: Summer Revive, Flies for the West, Litter Bugs on the Water

The Summer 2014 issue of Revive Magazine has been released, with work of Ben Smith, Ian Pratt, and CB Crumpler, among others. Available freely online. For a great starting point for perhaps summer trips to western rivers, Johnny Spillane has … more

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