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Tippets: From Lure to Fly, Pennsylvania Trout

Dave Karczynski’s new book centers on helping spinning and baitcast gear anglers make the switch to fly fishing. His writing works “through the gear angler’s existing skill and knowledge base to translate and transfer their pre-existing knowledge bases and skill-sets, … more

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Tippets: Setting Up a Spey Rod, Pairing Flies

In the final episode of the first season of RIO’s “How To” series, Simon Gawesworth “explains how to choose the right sized Trout Spey rod based on fish size, compares a Trout Spey rod to a regular single handed rod, … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Catskills, Fly Tapes Podcast

Daniel Schwartz writes about the famous waters of the Catskill Mountains, from fishing the Beaverkill and the Willowemoc to visiting the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.  Read more about “The Simple Pleasures of New York Fly Fishing” via Fathom. Syzygy … more

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Tippets: Philosophy of Fly Fishing, October Caddis Soft Hackle

In this essay at The Paris Review, John Knight writes about the philosophy of fly fishing through re-reading Izaak Walton. “For all our prodigious technology and equipment, the necessary humility of a day spent fishing finds the angler reckoning with … more

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Tippets: Fly Box Frames, Targeting Low Tide Redfish

Landscape painter Garry Pereira was inspired by flies found in an antique store to create paintings in a series of fly boxes. An exhibition of Pereira’s work will be held at the Osborne Studio Gallery in London, from October 17-November … more

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Tippets: Haunted by Waters, Herman deGala’s Articulated Aggravator

Brian D’Ambrosio writes about the process of translating the beloved novel, A River Runs Through It, to film. “The movie’s evocative recitation changed Montana forever: a metaphorical river, the swish of water moving unendingly over rocks, an old man’s pruned … more

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Tippets: Bikefishing in North Carolina, Fishing a Diversity of Flies

The Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina is known for its trout streams and single tracks. In this article, Travils Hall writes about planning a “bikefishing” trip to incorporate both sports. Read more via Blue Ridge Outdoors. Using all … more

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Tippets: Veterans Fly Fishing Yellowstone, Managing Line Tangles

A fly fishing trip to Yellowstone National Park with Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors program helped change the life of army veteran Evan Bogart. “He feels that spending time in the outdoors might be one step toward healing the trauma that … more

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Tippets: Targeting Tailwater Browns, Mastering the Roll Cast

From location and gear to techniques and fly patterns, Blane Chocklett details the best strategies for targeting trophy tailwater brown trout via Fly Fisherman, with the practical application being useful for other fishing situations and conditions as well. “Many of … more

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Tippets: Review of Voormi’s River Run, Tips for a Better Time on the Water

Voormi’s River Run Hoodie is a great piece of clothing to add to your outdoor wardrobe. “It’s a wonderful piece underneath chest waders while fly fishing,” writes Justin Housman, and “If gets sopping wet, it dries out in mere moments.” … more

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