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Tippets: Tying a Clinch Knot, Literary Treasures, Support Wild Fish in Washington

Will Sands of Colorado’s Taylor Creek Fly Shop demonstrates how to tie a “speed knot” in an instructional video posted via Gink & Gasoline. A recent post on the Orvis blog features William G. Tapply’s commentary on the literature of fly fishing, … more

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Tippets: Artificial Drifts, Adaptive Fly Rod, DIY Bonefishing

When fishing large lakes and reservoirs, especially in the spring, there’s rarely a still day. However, the wind can be used to an angler’s advantage, writes Jon Kleis. Read more about the principle he calls “artificial drift” in a recent … more

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Tippets: Repairing Gear, Tippet Material Study

What’s old is new again, with some common sense tips from the folks at Patagonia. Sean McCoy of Gear Junkie talks with Dominique Buncio, a repair tech with the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour, about how to repair old clothes. Using … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Potomac, Inside Cold Waters, Trick to Long Casts

The Potomac River attracts just as many anglers as it ever has, but now “The frying pan has been replaced by fly-fishing and spinning gear,” writes Fred Barbash in a recent article. Read more about this D.C. area treasure via … more

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Tippets: Practicing on Panfish, Tim Drummond’s Flies, Saving California Steelhead

Panfish are often disregarded as beginner fish or for kids. However, Joe Cermele writes about how chasing these species can sharpen your skills for the “grown up” species as well. Via Fly Talk, Field & Stream. Guide and fly tier Tim … more

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Tippets: Short Casts, Cross Training

Even if you can’t cast very far, you can still catch a lot of fish, writes Chad Shmukler. “The anglers on the stream that aren’t throwing line farther than they need to are often the ones catching the most fish.” In … more

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Tippets: Smallmouth Flies, Tao of Filmmaking, Trout and State Lines

From poppers and damselflies to classics such as the Dahlberg Diver, Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips runs down his list of the top ten patterns when fishing for smallmouth bass. In a recent article on Trello, Lauren Moon writes about … more

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Tippets: The “Everyman” Sport, Tim Romano Interview

Fly fishing can be intimidating from the outside looking in, but Will Watters of the fly-fishing and outdoor apparel company Western Rise makes the sport approachable in a recent article by Johnie Gall titled “The Everyman Sport” via Grind TV. From … more

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Tippets: Tight Loops Documentary, Fishing Time

In early June of this year, fly anglers Aimee and Chase of Tight Loops will embark on a trip west from New England to Montana in a 1985 VW Vanagon in search of “the American dream; hitting the open road, … more

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Tippets: Top Spring Fly Patterns, Headlamp Review, Feast & Famine

John Way of The Tackle Shop runs down his list of the top ten flies for fishing the high water rivers of spring in Montana. With a new season of trips ahead, check out Ben Smith’s review of Black Diamond’s … more

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