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Tippets: Catching More Trout, The Fossil Fish

If your success on the water has plateaued, don’t miss these key tips for catching more trout. “It is not enough in fly-fishing to simply get comfortable with your clinch knot and roll cast and expect the numbers of fish … more

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Tippets: SUP Tips, Fly Fishing in 2016

Stand up paddle boards can be great tools for anglers. However, they can also be intimidating to operate. Don’t miss Ethan Smith’s seven tips for fishing from a SUP, covering everything ranging from wading to weight. Via Gink & Gasoline. In … more

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Tippets: Reel Dynamics, Protecting Papa’s Papers

A better understanding of reel dynamics can make for a more effective and efficient fight. “As the angler it is up to you to ensure your drag is smooth and correctly tensioned. It is also important to monitor the performance … more

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Tippets: Planning for The Driftless, Shallow Water Trout

If you’re planning a trip to Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, don’t miss Dave Karczynski’s advice on everything from where to fish, to where to stay and dine, in the recent article “How to do a Trout Town.” Via Hatch Magazine. Trout … more

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Tippets: Price vs. Function, New Products from Pat Cohen

High price-point doesn’t always equal the best tool for the job. Kirk Deeter shares his preference for less-expensive fishing pliers, via Field & Stream. “I’d rather cycle five pairs of less expensive, perfectly functional pliers through a nice holster than … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Apps, Improve Your Double Haul

There seems to be an app for everything, and fly fishing is no exception. “Apps can be very helpful for beginners as well as those who want a constant update about their favorite hobby, weather conditions, product launches or even … more

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Tippets: PHWFF Gear Drive, Steve Rajeff on Anchored Podcast, All Around Pink

Winged Reel is partnering with Pig Farm Ink to host a Gear Drive benefiting Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. Find a current list of participating fly shops accepting gear donations here. Steve Rajeff is the guest on the most recent … more

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Tippets: A Year in Fly Fishing, Winter Destinations, Tenkara Tips

Kirk Deeter writes about what makes a great year on the water, and it’s not always in the number of fish caught. “It is about the miles you roll, the waters you see, and, most important, the people with whom … more

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Tippets: Nymphing for Bass, Tarpon Facts, Streamers for Steelhead

While a nymphing rig is most often used for trout, Kent Klewein outlines how it can also be useful in fishing for bass. Read more on his “Float N’ Fly Rig” in a recent article via Gink & Gasoline. From range and … more

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Tippets: Interview with April Vokey, Walking the Dog, Tying the Tungsten Torpedo

While she’s recently become an established “name” in fly fishing, April Vokey has been fishing since childhood. She opens up about her life and passions (and some pet peeves, too), in a recent interview with Anna Cohen on Amberjack Journal. … more

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