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Tippets: Simple Flies, Fish Lift, Tactics for High Water

Sometimes simpler is better in fly design, writes Kirk Deeter. For a great example, check out Charlie Craven’s “Mole Fly,” one of the most “deadly effective” dry fly patterns on the market today. Via Field & Stream. California’s drought is … more

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Tippets: Investing in Gear, Realistic Tungsten Beads, Water Footprints

From rods to lines, investing in good gear can make you a better angler. “The most important thing for a beginning fly caster is to feel the load of the rod,” writes Louis Cahill on Gink & Gasoline. New realistic tungsten … more

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Tippets: Patterns for Tailwaters, Travel Time, Cooking Streamside

In a recent article Bryen Venema, fly-shop manager and a guide at Bighorn Angler, shares his top ten midge patterns for tailwater fisheries. Making impressive time, an adult spring chinook takes an average of 18 days to swim 253 river … more

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Tippets: Backcountry Fishing, 2015 Best Products

Greg Melville picks the best places for backcountry fishing in the Lower 48, in a recent article via Outside Magazine. “The good thing about backpack fly fishing is that I can openly divulge my favorite areas without worrying that huge … more

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Tippets: Monster Trout, Orvis & ProBar Team Up for Streams, Hardly Strictly Musky

If your goal is to catch big fish, preparation should start days before you head to water. In a recent article, Kirk Deeter gives an outline and tips for success, on everything from water quality and weather to a reading … more

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Tippets: Largemouth Bass, Karczynski on Homewaters

Paul Beel features warmwater experts Pat Cohen, David Lewis, Jay Zimmerman, and Alvin Dedeaux, and their advice for chasing largemouth bass on the fly. Visit FrankenFly to find tips and observations on the species from professional anglers. Dave Karczynski contemplates the … more

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Tippets: Streamer Retrieve, River Revival, The Teeny Nymph

Switch up your retrieve, advises Tom Rosenbauer. “I’ve found that the fish are often looking for something different,” Rosenbauer writes, “whether it’s a different speed, length, or cadence of strip, or perhaps they don’t want a stripped fly at all.” … more

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Tippets: Fishing California’s Beaches, Rigging Indicators

Fishing ocean surf from shore can be difficult endeavor. “Simply put, the surf is like fishing in a washing machine,” writes Nathan Cook, fishing manager of Orvis San Jose. However, in a recent article he offers expert advice on overcoming … more

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Tippets: Salmon Watch, Wilderness Fishing

The Oregon-based Salmon Watch program uses the “drama of sex and death” to get young people interested in environmental stewardship. Jourdan Arenson of High Country News, reports on the program in a recent article on GearJunkie. While alpine lakes are … more

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Tippets: Dry Fly Tips, Oregon Dam Removal, Fishing with Kids

As seasons change, so does fly selection. Todd Tanner writes about strategies for dry-fly fishing in a recent article on Hatch Magazine. This summer two fish barriers and dams are on track for removal in Oregon, estimated to open as … more

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