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Tippets: Prison Fishing, Layering for Winter

“Fishing is a privilege,” writes Kris Millgate as she reflects on a trip to Alcatraz Island in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  The prisoners who once lived there “weren’t thinking about what they would miss when they did the thing … more

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Tippets: 2017 Hardly Strictly Musky Registration, Gift Ideas for Anglers

Registration for the 2017 Hardly Strictly Musky event is now open. This largest and longest-running musky on the fly event will be held May 11-13, 2017 on the Collins River near McMinnville, Tennessee. From multi-tools and stoves to rafts and … more

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Tippets: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, Apps for the Outdoors

From rods and reels to clothing and charitable giving opportunities, Gink & Gasoline’s 2017 holiday gift guide is a great place to start for shopping for anglers this season. Being out on the water presents a great opportunity to learn … more

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Tippets: Reading Maps, Interview with Dr. Andy Danylchuk

There’s a lost art to reading a map. “Whether you hop online or break open that old Gazetteer, taking a few minutes to look at your favorite lake or river can pay off significantly. You’ll learn things about waters you … more

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Tippets: Guide Questions, Satellites and Surface Water

Read guide Stephanie Winter’s advice for questions you should ask your fly fishing guide, covering everything from fly selection to accessibility. “It’s our job as guides to answer your questions and explain what we’re doing and why. Take advantage of your … more

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Tippets: Fishing a Riffle Hitch, Water as a Verb

A fly tied as a “riffle hitch” causes a pattern to plane across the water during a swinging presentation, perpendicular to the leader. Paul Smith explains how to use this technique effectively on the water in this recent article via American … more

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Tippets: Holiday Gift Guide, “Keep ‘Em Wet” Photo Contest

Juan Ramirez is providing a 12-day guide series for holiday gift ideas for anglers. Find the first post about the “Magic Tool” here. Via Hopper Juan. Enter the Gink & Gasoline “Keep ‘Em Wet” photo contest for your chance to win … more

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Tippets: How to Set the Hook, Fly Pattern Coloring Book

In RIO’s second video in the How-To series RIO marketing coordinator Russ Miller explains how to set the hook in three different fishing scenarios: fishing with a dry fly, fishing with a nymph and indicator, and fishing a streamer. Watch … more

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Tippets: Pike Thumb, Jen Ripple on Urban Fishing

Steve Zakur writes about fishing for northern pike in the lakes of northern Saskatchewan and the honorary badge of “pike thumb,” when “The pads of your fingers bear testament to where your hand slipped behind the gill plate. You have … more

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Tippets: NFS’s Cold Water Campaign, New Regulations for Florida Barracuda, Unwinding Montana Water Laws

The Native Fish Society’s Wenatchee Watershed Cold Water Campaign aims to identify, assess and conserve critical cold-water habitats for threatened salmon, steelhead and trout in Washington’s Wenatchee River. The NFS is crowdfunding to raise $20,000 over the summer of 2017, … more

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