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Tippets: Learning the Water Haul, Mathematical Minds, Building Big Dams

While most anglers are familiar with the double haul, a “water haul” might be a new technique to some. In a recent installment of the “Ask an Orvis Fly-Fishing Instructor” series, Peter Kutzer demonstrates this technique, which uses water tension … more

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Tippets: Cleaner Water, Tying Tube Flies, Counting the Earth’s Lakes

The results of a study performed by the United States Geological Survey were published in a recent issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology. The study confirmed that harmful pesticide levels in streams and waterways have dropped from the … more

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Tippets: On Northern Pike, Record Numbers of Salmon in the Columbia

The northern pike is an incredible fish and worthy adversary on the fly rod. Discussing everything from habitat preferences to related species and even fly suggestions, Phil Monahan writes a great article on Esox Lucius. “Because pike will eat everything … more

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Tippets: SPOT GPS Review, Bringing Back Coasters

If you often venture to remote streams or backcountry waters, take some time to check out a recent review of the SPOT GPS Messenger system by Mike Sepelak. “Being able to keep my wife informed and comfortable that I was … more

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Tippets: Flyanthropy, Pikeminnows Move Up the Colorado, Fly Fishing Life Hacks

Flyanthropy flies from Innate Fly Fishing Company use high-quality materials to tie flies to extremely high standards, while providing high paying jobs and benefits to the community of Trat, Thailand. See more about where and how to support and order flies … more

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Tippets: Bull Trout Rush Back Up Dam-Free Elwha, Don’t Let Rod Action Change Your Stroke

Bull trout have already made their way up the Elwha River past the recently demolished Glines Canyon Dam. “We always knew the fish would return once the dams were removed,” says superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, “but these four fish passed through … more

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Tippets: Persistence on the Dean, Warm Waters Reroute Salmon, Tenkara USA Water Filter

On the Dean River “Confidence is key,” writes Steven Brutger, “but after several days without touching a fish it is hard to hold onto.” Persistence does pay off though, and you can read more about his trip (and success) via … more

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Tippets: Bruun Interviews Morrish, Trinity Emergency Releases for Salmon, DIY Boat Box

From operating Flywater Travel to designing signature flies, Ken Morrish talks about his life in fly fishing with Paul Bruun in a recent article in The Jackson Hole News & Guide. A federal judge has ruled that emergency water releases from a Trinity … more

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Tippets: Consumerism and Fly Fishing, Eel River Gone Dry, “Eggie Special” History

Founder of Tenkara USA Daniel Galhardo wites a thoughtful piece on consumerism and fly fishing, discussing how fly fishing and other activities don’t have to be mutually exclusive.  Read more via Gink & Gasoline. Water in California’s Eel River has … more

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Tippets: Night Fishing Tips, Pennsylvania Public Access, Ohio Asian Carp Study

From headlamps and flies to stripping  and rigging techniques, Johnny Spillane gives some great advice for fly fishing after the sun goes down. Proposed legislation in Pennsylvania would open areas “where stocked fish may migrate into” to public angling access. … more

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