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Tippets: The Case for Canoes, On Losing Fish

While driftboats are all the rage, “It occurs to me though that amid the lusty discussion of the latest and greatest, we’ve somehow lost an appropriate appreciation for the common canoe.” Read Matthew Copeland’s case for bringing back this classic … more

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AFFTA Calls for Change in Florida

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement calling for members to contact Florida leaders and “request that they introduce and support legislation that finds long term solutions to this ongoing problem and provide fiscal and restoration relief … more

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Conservation Hawks Fundraiser

Conservation Hawks will host an evening of angling and advocacy, featuring speakers Hal Herring of Field & Stream magazine, Hilary Hutcheson of Trout TV, and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks. The event will include screenings of the films “CHROME,” COLD WATERS,” and “THROUGH … more

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Tippets: Sockeye Decimated by Warm Waters, Whole Foods to Sell Lionfish, Great Lakes Salmon, Smith River Mine Op-ed, Bizarre B.C. Fish Ladder

Due to unprecedented warm waters, ninety-nine percent of the Snake River sockeye salmon counted at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River near Portland in 2015 died before reaching Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley. Rocky Barker reports via The Idaho Statesman. Lionfish are … more

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Tippets: Rediscovering Fly Fishing, Learning from Photos

In a recent piece, Lee Woodruff writes about a weekend spent at a Project Healing Waters event and how she rediscovered both a sport and her marriage. “This was a vastly different sport than what I had remembered from childhood … more

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Tippets: Maclean Literary Festival, Back Cast Technique, Hatch Photo Contest

A celebration of the literary great, Norman Maclean, will be held this summer centered around Seeley Lake, Montana. “In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean: a Literary Festival” will take place July 10-13, 2015. Visit the festival website for more details. Anglers … more

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How to Take Fish-Friendly Photos with a GoPro

Tim Flagler offers detailed instructions for taking fish-friendly photos using a GoPro camera in this week’s featured video. “Believe it or not, with the GoPro and net rig you can even get some selfie type, grip and grin shots if that’s … more

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Quixotic Quest

Some of the most accomplished photographers of the sport share their images of the “quixotic pursuit” of fly fishing in a recent photo essay article via Big Sky Journal.

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Save the Tarpon Fundraising Campaign

Save the Tarpon is raising funds to continue their fight against a SLAPP lawsuit filed by the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series, and to move forward with conservation and education work. For more information and to donate, visit their GoFundMe campaign page.

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Video: Umpqua Tailgater Organizer

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Jeff Fryover, president and CEO of Umpqua Feather Merchants, explains the company’s newest offering in the “gear organization” category, the Tailgater Organizer. Umpqua has devised a surprisingly affordable option for gathering all your fishing equipment in your car. You can … more

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