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Tippets: Oil Spills Into Yellowstone, All About Skagit, Annual Best in Class

An oil pipeline breach has released approximately 300 to 1,200 barrels of oil into the Yellowstone River. The EPA and state Department of Environmental Quality have responded to the area, 9 miles upriver from Glendive, Montana. Via The Billings Gazette. … more

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Tippets: Leaders & Lines, Fishing in Biscayne National Park

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between monofilament and fluorocarbon, and braided and furled leaders, a recent article by Kevin Howell explains in detail everything you need to know to make the best choice for your time on the … more

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Tippets: Flies for Winter Steelhead, Pulse Flows in the Colorado, Spring Thaw

Greg Thomas shares some of his favorite steelhead patterns as well as a video from The Fly Fishing Ship Fly Shop in Welches, Oregon, featuring Matt Sherman outlining classic and new patterns alike.  Via Angler’s Tonic. In the spring of … more

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Tippets: Sticking the Hook Set, Vitamin Deficiency in Great Lakes Steelhead, Collaborative Conservation

Winter fishing calls for small flies, which can also mean tricky hook sets. In a recent article, Phil Monahan writes about 5 tips for upping your odds of success. A vitamin B deficiency has been identified as the cause of … more

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Tippets: Tips for Winter Steelhead, Identifying Suitable Streams, Fishing for India’s Mahseer

From where to look to how to wade, Tom Larimer details tips for success with winter steelhead in a recent piece on Hatch Magazine. A new model developed by researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will help identify … more

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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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