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Tippets: Loon Tying Contest, Interview with Ben Bulis, Grip Variations

Loon is hosting a fly tying contest for patterns featuring their UV curing resins. Post to Instagram with the hashtag #tiebylight to enter and view more details on their website. The winner will be chosen June 15th, 2016. Kris Millgate … more

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Tippets: Toughen Up Terrestrials, Interview with Tom Karrow, Avoiding Redds

Foam material creates great terrestrial flies but can wear down quickly. The use of super glue and UV coating can help increase the lifespan of these flies, advises Bod Reece, and “Toughening up your foam terrestrials saves headaches and time … more

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Tippets: Peace on the River, Low-Light Photography

After years serving as in the army explosives corps, veteran Eric Way found peace on Colorado’s rivers working as a fly fishing guide. This article by Natalie Burg tells Way’s story. Via Forbes. Low-light situations are often the best for … more

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Tippets: Record Carp Caught in West Virginia, How to Fight Fish

Angler Laken Fleming is awaiting word on her possible new International Game Fish Association world record for a 33-inch, 14.25-pound common carp caught at Stonewall Jackson Lake in West Virginia. “I have fought sharks in the Bahamas and Belize, but I had yet to … more

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Tippets: Study Finds Fish Recognize Faces, Gear for Olympic Steelhead

New research published in the journal Scientific Reports reveals that archerfish can tell a familiar human face from dozens of new faces with surprising accuracy. For more information, read this interview with Dr. Cait Newport, a research fellow in Oxford … more

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Tippets: Tying “The Fire Bird,” Fixing Common Mistakes

The Fire Bird is a classic Bird’s Nest pattern with an added hot spot using UV Fly Paint to give it extra flare. View the tying tutorial via Loon Outdoors. Looking back on progress you’ve made as an angler can … more

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Tippets: Access in Montana, Fishing the Stonefly Hatch

Election years challenge political alliances as well as river access. Ben Long writes about heated tensions in Montana in a recent article on Gear Junkie. “Elsewhere in the West, folks are fond of the adage that ‘whiskey is for drinking; water … more

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Tippets: Fishing Belize, Tips for Teaching Kids, Highcountry Flies

Steven Brutger writes about a 5-day fly fishing trip to Belize. “We developed a rhythm. Rise with the sun, drink coffee, commute to the flats.” Read more on Stalking the Seam. Teaching a young person to fly fish can be … more

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Tippets: Competing in the Flyathon, Gear Aid Patches

The Flyathon is a race created by Andrew Todd, an avid trail runner and fly angler, who combined his two passions into one event. “Each Flyathlon race is specifically designed to get people excited about recreating in the most beautiful … more

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Tippets: Great Lakes Carp, Leader Modification, Tenkara in 2016

If carp fishing the Great Lakes isn’t on your bucket list, it will be after reading Jason Tucker’s list of reasons why it ranks up there with the Bahamas and bonefish. Via Gink & Gasoline. Changing conditions can necessitate changing … more

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