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Tippets: “Spring Seeps” Recon, Impacts of Elwha Dam Removal

Finding “spring seeps” during summertime fishing can be the key to success in winter conditions. Ben Kryzinski  has some great advice for finding these productive areas in a recent article on Hatch Magazine. “The next time you’re wading your favorite … more

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Tippets: Leaky Waders, Changing Biodiversity, Catch & Release Best Practices

Some things get better with age, writes Matthew Copeland, “bourbon in the barrel, a cast iron skillet and, of course, fine wine.” However, “waders rarely make the list.” Read more of Copeland’s essay via Stalking the Seam. Research published recently … more

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Tippets: Spring Tease, Fishing with Dynamite, Rigging for Muskie

For anglers seasonal change brings along with it reasons for hope, which are also often dashed, writes Mike Sepelak: “Spring is a tease.” Read more of Sepelak’s essay via Mike’s Gone Fishin’. New York Times journalist Kate Galbraith reports on the practice … more

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Tippets: Analyze Your Cast, Netted Discovery, Photo Contest

Dirk le Roux presents video and still images overlaid with line graphs of motion of some of the world’s top distance casters in a recent post on The Limp Cobra. Anglers of all levels can learn a lot from this … more

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Tippets: Being a Good Guide, Bozeman Reels

From certifications to barbless flies, Jason Klass writes about what it really takes to be a good fly fishing guide. Via Tenkara Talk. The Bozeman Reel Company, started in 2008, combines “a scientific approach with a Montana ethos: a handshake … more

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Tippets: Story Behind the Shot, Oil in the Yellowstone, Knowing Knots

The story behind a photo is sometimes even better than the shot itself. Louis Cahill writes about just such a shot, probably now familiar to many anglers, recently on Gink & Gasoline. Traces of benzene from the pipeline spill that … more

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Tippets: Keys to Sight Fishing, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Face Warming

Whether you’re scanning saltwater flats or warmwater ponds, some of the same principles for sight fishing apply. From pacing to sunlight, read more about Kirk Deeter’s “six keys” for successful  spotting. Via Field & Stream. New research published in the … more

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Tippets: “Eat Sleep Fish” Interview, Colorado River Economy, Tying Catskill-Style Wings

Zach Matthews of The Itinerant Angler sits down for an interview with UK-based Eat Sleep Fish, covering everything from his day job as a trial lawyer to his popular podcast. The Q&A is an interesting read. A team of researchers from Arizona … more

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Tippets: Learning a Loop Knot, Clean Up Runoff, Linehan Interview

A loop knot is an essential part of any saltwater flats rig, as well as for many warmwater fishing situations. In this short instructional video from Fin Lovers, Ed Truter demonstrates an easy-to-tie (and remember) loop knot. Water runoff from … more

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Tippets: Tying Tenkara Flies, Colorado Think Tank, Facts on Bluegill

A recent video series from Tenkara USA will help anglers tie specific tenkara flies. Begin with this episode hosted by Malcom Daly. The newly established Colorado River Research Group is made up of ten of the most knowledgeable experts on … more

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