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Tippets: Remembering Tom Morgan, Wading Tips

Legendary rodmaker Tom Morgan passed away on June 12, 2017. Monte Burke looks back to an article he wrote on Morgan, detailing his dedication to the craft of rodmaking even while battling multiple sclerosis. Read the article via Forbes. Flats … more

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Tippets: Interview with Jess McGlothlin, Casting Accuracy

Photographer and writer Jess McGlothlin sits down for an interview with Jennifer Sparkman on The Articles of Antiquity. McGlothlan talks about the struggles of freelance work, writer’s block, and her extensive travel schedule. Read more here. Casting accuracy is vital when fishing … more

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Tippets: Writers on the Fly, Cooking Fish in the Backcountry

Writers on the Fly has teamed up with Filson to host a special session at the Filson Flagship Store in Seattle on June 29th, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The reading will feature writers such as Langdon Cook, Copi Vojta, Gregory … more

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Tippets: Nailing the Approach, Interview with Brian Kozminski

“One of the more common errors that fly-fishing guides see is that anglers tend to rush into a stream and start fishing without first taking a minute to assess the situation,” writes Tom Rosenbauer. Learn how to approach a trout … more

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Tippets: Brian Bergeson from Vice to Vise, Fly Rod Guides

Tying musky flies helped Brian Bergeson get sober and saved his life. “You see a lot of addiction in flyfishing,” says Bergeson. “I think if you’re going to be successful as a fly angler you’ve got to have that tendency. … more

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Tippets: Strip Hard for Musky, Relocating on the Water

You can’t strip too hard for musky, advises Justin Pickett. “Stripping large musky flies with some oomph pushes more water and causes the fly to flare and kick sideways,” Pickett writes, “giving predators like musky the broadside profile that drives … more

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Tippets: Rubber vs. Felt, DIY Fly Floatant

In this recent article Kris Millgate looks at the rubber vs. felt debate. She speaks with those in gear design and manufacturing, fisheries management, and guides about the issue. “If the rubber versus felt debate did anything in the name … more

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Tippets: Mossy Creek Invitational, Casting Distance vs. Accuracy

The Mossy Creek Invitational recently celebrated its 10th year of community and commitment. The event “donates over 96 cents on the dollar raised directly to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Programs nationwide.” Daniel Morgan writes about this year’s event via … more

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Tippets: Knot for Hopper Dropper Rigs, Fishing Plunge Pools

In this short video, Scott Dickson, head guide at Trouts Fly Fishing, demonstrates a quick knot to use for hopper dropper rigs: the perfection slip knot! This knot is a great one to add to your arsenal and is the … more

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Tippets: Fishing High Water, Interview with Nick Bowles of Ocean Active Charters

Across much of the country runoff is in full swing, and “High water doesn’t mean you have to put your gear away for weeks,” writes Jonathan Wright. “With a little different approach, you can take fish when everyone else is … more

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