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Tippets: Tying Guide Flies, Fly Fishing Film Tour on iTunes

Guide flies are simple and quick to tie. Ty Webb demonstrates how to tie one of these effective patterns, a soft hackle caddis emerger, in this instructional video from Swallowtail Fly Fishing. “They don’t sit in a fly shop looking … more

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Tippets: Orvis to Offer Cuba Trips, Rigging Two Flies

Orvis has announced they will begin offering fly fishing and cultural trips to Cuba on a monthly basis beginning in October 2016. “There’s few places out there where the resource has been put first and foremost, and when that happens … more

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Tippets: Fishing Guyana with Oliver White, Travel Essentials

Oliver White has become a top personality in the fly fishing world. And it’s not something he’s always comfortable with, he tells Paul Kvinta. He also is passionate about catch-and-release fly fishing being a vehicle for economic development and sustainability. … more

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Tippets: Fishing Runoff Season, Profile of Ed Shenk, Improve Your C&R Technique

To find success during runoff an angler must change up their game plan. From fly selection to reading high water, Doc Thompson outlines strategies for success in this recent article. Now in his late-eighties, legendary Pennsylvania fly angler Ed Shenk … more

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Tippets: Nolte on Hendricksons & History, “Catching Shadows” Book Excerpt

Miles Nolte writes about venturing east of the Mississippi to fish the Catskills in this recent essay via Swallowtail Fly Fishing. “I was standing in the amniotic waters of American fly fishing, casting dry flies to sipping brown trout during one … more

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Tippets: Bolivian Gold, Drone Fishing, Stealth Wading

“The conquistadors were right,” writes Sarah Grigg, “there is treasure hidden deep within the jungle.” Read her piece about fly fishing Bolivia for dorado and community-based conservation programs that are giving local communities a stake in the sustainability of their fisheries. … more

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Tippets: Native Trout Management in Glacier National Park, Apache Trout Facts, Fish Kill in Colorado, Ruling in Favor of Wild Salmon & Steelhead

Temperature-sensitive species like bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout face growing risks from climate change and non-native species. In Glacier National Park native trout are being moved to higher-elevation locales that were previously inaccessible to fish, allowing genetically pure populations to … more

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Tippets: Saving Saltwater Flies, Keys to Fishing Runoff

An extra water bottle is the simple trick to assuring your flies don’t get ruined by saltwater and rust. Learn more about this tip from Louis Cahill. “Don’t ruin or discard any more saltwater flies. And don’t get your water bottles mixed … more

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Tippets: Split-thread Tying Technique, Bamboo Primer, C&R Handling Tips

Hans Weilenmann demonstrates using a split-thread technique for creating a dubbing loop in this instructional video. Via The Limp Cobra. Most fly rods are now made of graphite. But in a recent post Phil Monahan writes about the history and process of … more

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Tippets: Wilkinson on Grizzlies in the West, Catskill Fly Tying Exhibition

Jackson Hole’s grizzly 399 is “the most famous living wild bear on Earth,” and yet an “irrational cultural hostility” towards grizzlies thrives in Wyoming, writes Todd Wilkinson. In a recent op-ed, Wilkinson writes about the meaningful connection with nature people … more

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