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Tippets: Saving Saltwater Flies, Keys to Fishing Runoff

An extra water bottle is the simple trick to assuring your flies don’t get ruined by saltwater and rust. Learn more about this tip from Louis Cahill. “Don’t ruin or discard any more saltwater flies. And don’t get your water bottles mixed … more

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Tippets: Split-thread Tying Technique, Bamboo Primer, C&R Handling Tips

Hans Weilenmann demonstrates using a split-thread technique for creating a dubbing loop in this instructional video. Via The Limp Cobra. Most fly rods are now made of graphite. But in a recent post Phil Monahan writes about the history and process of … more

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Tippets: Wilkinson on Grizzlies in the West, Catskill Fly Tying Exhibition

Jackson Hole’s grizzly 399 is “the most famous living wild bear on Earth,” and yet an “irrational cultural hostility” towards grizzlies thrives in Wyoming, writes Todd Wilkinson. In a recent op-ed, Wilkinson writes about the meaningful connection with nature people … more

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Tippets: Budget Tying, Stream Punctuation, Giant Yellowstone Cutthroat Caught in Idaho

Tying your own flies is often thought to be more economical than buying. However, materials costs add up quickly. Alan Bulmer outlines tips for tying on a tight budget in a recent article on Active Angling New Zealand. Matthew Copeland writes … more

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Tippets: How to Read Water, High vs. Low Line Speed

In a recent instructional video from The New Fly Fisher Tom Rosenbauer demonstrates how to identify water where trout hold and feed. Recognizing how water moves around stream structure will help increase your success on the water. John Juracek writes about … more

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Tippets: Interview with Lucas Carroll, Meat Whistle Variant, Swinging Streamers in Deep Water

Photographer Lucas Carroll talks about his passion for photography as well as technique tips and some of the stories behind his shots in a recent interview on Stalking the Seam. Chris Morris of Arkansas Drift demonstrates his unique take on … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing with Lefty, Fishing in Bear Country, Stalking the Hex Hatch

In a recent short film from Baltimore Magazine, angling legend Lefty Kreh talks about his beginnings and life in fly fishing, and how fly fishing technique has evolved through the years. If you’re fishing in bear country this summer, don’t … more

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Tippets: Fishing Against Wind, Hierarchy of Trout, Low-water Salmon

Spring brings great fishing opportunities, but it also brings early season winds. Luke Lowery of The Tackle Shop offers suggestions for gear and techniques for finding success on the water. Domenick Swentosky writes about the hierarchy of trout in Pennsylvania in … more

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Tippets: Choosing a Casting Stance, Don’t Tread on Redds

Your stance when casting should vary depending on where you’re fishing: on a boat or wading, for example. But in every case, “Stability is an important consideration in choosing which stance to use.” Jon Cave explains the differences between the open, closed, … more

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Tippets: Modern Fly Design, Fishing Hats

Writing a critique of modern fly design and manufacturers, John Jurek wonders what’s at the heart of the industry: fishing or sales. “Simply put, the best flies evolve to solve problems—fishing problems. But these days, when I cast a critical … more

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