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Tippets: Fly Shop Tips, Rigging Tube Flies, Kimmel Joins American Rivers Board

TCO Fly Shop manager George Costa has some great advice for how to make the most of your routine visit to the fly shop. From questions to ask and those to avoid, read more via Hatch Magazine. Tube flies are … more

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Tippets: Expanding Terrestrial Patterns, Map of Historic Saltwater Fish

Anglers would do well to expand their horizons for terrestrial patterns. From termites to wasps, Robert Younghanz, an aquatic entomologist and fly-fishing guide, offers great advice for looking past hatch charts, via The Denver Post. Based on a pictorial map … more

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Tippets: Flies for Wilderness Fishing, AMFF’s History Makers

Fishing high country streams is often not as easy as it first appears. Specifically, the right fly selection can make a world of difference. Read great advice for choosing the right flies for wilderness fishing, from Ryan McSparran of Winterhawk … more

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Tippets: Affordable Watercraft, Teaching Kids to Fish, Great Lakes Smallmouth

Fishing from a boat can greatly expand your options as an angler. In a recent article Ethan Smith writes about options for affordable and alternative watercraft, from SUPs to kayaks. Via Gink & Gasoline. A fly rod and reel can be … more

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Tippets: Underrated Rock Bass, Nymphing Strategies

Rock bass are highly underrated, writes Joe Cermele. “It’s hard to dislike a species that fights like a banshee for its size and is practically immune to lockjaw.” Read more on tips for catching this species, via Field & Stream. … more

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Tippets: Physics of Casting, Loch Ness Catfish, Wild Steelhead Gene Bank

The physics behind a good cast is much more than just “throwing a line.” Louis Cahill dissects the energy of a fly line and how to get it to work to your advantage in a recent piece on Gink & Gasoline. … more

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Tippets: The Bucket Mouth League, Sticking With It

The “Bucket Mouth League,” created by FrankenFly’s Paul Beel, aims to raise respect for chasing largemouth bass on the fly. To join the movement, tag largemouth bass photos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, as #bucketmouthleague. Find out more via FrankenFly. … more

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Tippets: Tips for Fishing Small Streams, Casting Creep, Saving Atlantic Salmon

After concentrated time fishing the mountains of Vermont, Jared Zissu offers tips and tactics for fishing small streams. From stealthy approaches to good drifts, read more via Orvis. In a recent installment of “Ask a Fly-Fishinig Instructor,” Peter Kutzer addresses … more

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Tippets: How Nature Changes the Brain, Best Days to Fish

A growing body of evidence shows that spending time in nature is linked to mental well-being and neurological health. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences strongly suggests that natural environments “could be an easy … more

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Tippets: Take Better Photos, Smith River Mine, David Knapp Interview

From the grip to the grin, in a recent piece on Stalking the Seam Matthew Copeland outlines 5 tips for taking better fish photos. Read more here. A proposed copper mine near the Smith River in Montana is raising serious concerns … more

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