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Tippets: Streamers on Small Streams, Something Fishy, Summer “Revive”

Anglers don’t often think of streamers when they think of fishing small streams. However in a recent article Cinda Howard writes about their effectiveness for smaller waters and offers techniques and tactics to try. The old adage that “something smells fishy” might … more

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Tippets: Trout Trails, Science of River Restoration, Sharpening Tying Scissors

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced a new program to help anglers find successful fishing locations. “Trout Trails” currently lists 129 trout fishing waters with a fishing profile and photo, access points and maps for each location. California’s … more

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Tippets: Lighten Your Load, Salmon & Sea Lions

The backpacking season is starting in earnest, and for anglers, packs can be heavy with extra gear. A recent article by Brendan Leonard points to 10 tongue-in-cheek ways to lighten your pack. Via Semi-Rad. Recovering salmon populations on the Columbia … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing’s Health Benefits, Angling During Drought

Fly fishing provides some great and proven health benefits. Aside from lessening stress, it is “one of the funnest ways to exercise,” writes Kent Klewein. Read more via Gink & Gasoline. With angling restrictions due to high temperatures and low … more

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Tippets: Fishing Mountain Streams, Saturated Streams, Reintroductions in Yellowstone

In a recent post and video on The Orvis blog, Chris Franzen offers pro tips for how to find and fish small mountain streams. While too much water seems still never enough in the arid West, Colorado’s wet spring and … more

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Tippets: Sloppy Seconds, Gender Switching Bass, Vokey’s Gear Picks

Being late to a trip can not only annoy your guide but also cost you fish. Louis Cahill writes about putting time to good use while waiting on clients, in a recent article via Gink and Gasoline. Researchers from Rutgers … more

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Tippets: Reeling Hand, Cuba’s Environmental Concerns, Hatchery Kill

Which hand to reel with gets folks riled up about the “right way” to do things. Phil Monahan shares his fishing style and technique (casting and reeling with the right hand) and why you should do what feels comfortable to … more

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Tippets: Preplanning for River Trips, Eric Estrada Art Exhibit, California Water Sharing

Some front-end legwork can make multi-day river trips more relaxing and leave more time for actual fishing. Check out Steven Brutger’s tips for planning, preparing and packing meals. Via Stalking the Seam. Everglades National Park will host an art exhibit … more

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Tippets: “Hoot Owl” Hours for Montana Rivers, Women on the Water

With warming temperatures and low water flows, anglers in Montana should prepare for closures and restrictions such as the recent “hoot-owl” hours between midnight and 2 p.m. for fishing area rivers. Via The Ravalli Republic. There are differences between the sexes, … more

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Tippets: One Good Day, DIY Tips & Tricks, State of the Trout

We fish for that elusive one great day. And as Kent Klewein points out, even one moment can make an entire trip a success. It’s important “to not give up when it seems like the entire universe is conspiring against … more

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