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Tippets: Topwater Flies for Smallmouth Bass, Fly Fishing Books

Summer is prime time for fishing topwater flies. From classics like the Dahlberg Diver and Gartside Gurgler to all-around damselfly patterns, Kip Vieth of Wildwood Float Trips profiles the best topwater flies for smallmouth bass. Appreciation of fly fishing “naturally extends … more

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Tippets: Underwater Photography, Intro to Fly Lines and Leaders

Capturing photos underwater is no doubt better for the fish, but it can be difficult for an angler to master. A recent article by Kris Millgate offers great tips for filming underwater. “I started shooting underwater footage in 2011 and I … more

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Tippets: AMFF Presents Vintage Field & Stream Covers, Millgate on Floating the Salmon River

The American Museum of Fly Fishing has compiled an online portfolio and history of Field & Stream, including vintage illustrated covers. Read more about artists Arthur Davenport Fuller and Tom Rost via AMFF. Kris Millgate writes about floating and fishing … more

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Tippets: Snorkeling with Salmon, Bow-and Arrow Cast

Read about snorkeling with salmon in Vancouver Island’s Campbell River in this recent article by James Sturz. Via The Wall Street Journal. “Inside the water,” writes Sturz, “I felt privileged to see the intricacies and intimacies of the fishes’ world.” … more

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Tippets: Interview with Joan Wulff, Summer Carp Fishing

At almost ninety, Joan Wulff continues to be a lead player in player in fly-casting, instruction, demonstrations, and competitions. In the most recent episode of Anchored, Wulff sits down for an interview with April Vokey. Listen here. When water temperatures … more

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Tippets: Interview with Daniel Galhardo, DIY Fly Line Loop

Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, sits down on the Rewild Yourself podcast and talks about why he chooses to fish with the ancient technique of Tenkara. “A rod, line and fly. Line connects to the tip. Easy casting of … more

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Tippets: Keeping Safe in Bear Country, Drag-and-Drop Presentation, Simms Wading Boot Review

Many fishing opportunities are in bear country, and it’s important to know what to do when inevitable encounters occur. Rachel D’Oro reports on real-life scenarios and survival tips via The Big Story. The drag-and-drop presentation is a great skill to … more

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Tippets: New Regulations for Bahamas Fishing, Rods on the Road

Rena Glinton, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries in the Bahamas, has outlined new regulations for fishing in the Bahamas that include requiring visitors to purchase a license. Read the details via Angling Trade. In this recent … more

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Tippets: Tall Tales of Anglers, Understanding Rod Recovery Rate

Anglers are notorious for their tall tales. But as Domenick Swentosky writes, “They just have unrestrained hope clouding reality and reason.” Via Hatch Magazine. What do we talk about when we talk about fast and slow action rods? Louis Cahill … more

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Tippets: Fishing Argentina, Beginner’s Tips, Loon’s Murican Intruder Fly

Anglers define their sport by many things, writes Håkan Stenlund, but “fly fishing is really just about keeping your woolly bugger in the water. About being a part of it.” Read his piece about fly fishing the Argentine jungle, via … more

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