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Tippets: Profile of Artist Apayo Moore, The Grander Slam Fishing Contest

Lee House writes a great profile of Bristol Bay-inspired artist Apayo Moore. “I want everyone to know how amazing it is here—to be proud—to know how important salmon are to our lives and our history.” Read more via Salmon Life. … more

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Tippets: Increasing Time on the Water, Novel Excerpt: The Trout

One of the best ways to improve yourself as an angler is to spend more time on the water. “Bottom line: if you want to learn anything about this game you have to fish more,” writes Domenick Swentosky. “If a … more

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Tippets: Chironomids for Colorado, Interview with Artist Tyler Hackett

Chironomids are the most prevalent aquatic insects in Colorado, and every angler should stock up their boxes with at least a few good patterns. Jerry Neal writes about the insect, patterns, and techniques in this article via Colorado Outdoors Magazine. … more

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Tippet: Profile of Lefty Kreh, Tying the Griffiths Gnat

One of the most influential personalities in the fly fishing world, Lefty Kreh has certainly left his mark. Covering everything from his army days to becoming a prolific author, King Montgomery writes about Kreh in this article via In-Fisherman. The … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Beaver Island, Tenkara Rod Testing

In this recent article David Karczynski writes about fly fishing for carp and smallmouth bass on the flats of Beaver Island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “But carp are only part of the reason why some of the best, most ambitious anglers … more

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Tippets: Flies for Guyana, Tenkara Techniques

In this video, Oliver White and Shun Alvin talk about the different types of flies they use when fishing the rivers in the jungles of Guyana. Learn about the patterns and their design elements via Outside Magazine. From the difference … more

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Tippets: Flip Pallot on Flies, Secrets to Trophy Trout

Flip Pallot talks about what goes into his fly selection in this video from Hells Bay Boatworks. “In the final analysis, when I select a fly and I know that other people select them for really good reasons, but I … more

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Tippets: Changes in Plans, Fishing Hoppers

From delayed flights to changes in weather, in this article Patrick Straub writes about what to do when your fly fishing trip doesn’t go as planned. “Fly-fishing travel, whether to saltwater destinations or mountain trout streams, often feels like high stakes … more

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Tippets: “High Rise Holding Water,” Mastering the 3-Point Grip

In a recent essay published in Big Sky Journal, author and fly fishing guide Miles Nolte writes about spending his time between two disparate locales: Montana and New York City. “Moving to New York was never part of my plan, … more

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Tippets: Hoot Owl Restrictions in Montana, Nail Knot the Old School Way

High water temperatures and low stream flows have prompted “hoot owl” restrictions on several rivers in Southwest Montana. The closures affect the Big Hole River, Lower Beaverhead, Lower Madison, Lower Gallatin, East Gallatin, and the Jefferson River. Find more information … more

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