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Loon Live Featuring the Swinger Stone and Swinger Sculpin

In queue for the next Loon Live event are two patterns perfect for any trout spey box: the Swinger Stone and Swinger Sculpin. “If you’ve never swung flies for trout, either by using a small two-handed rod or your traditional … more

Tippets: Mokelumne River Receives Wild and Scenic Status, Oregon Closes Steelhead Sanctuary, Climate Change Affecting Olfactory Systems of Fish

California’s Mokelumne River has recently been awarded the Wild and Scenic status. “The newly protected segments of the Mokelumne River represent an important recreational resource for residents of Amador and Calaveras counties and their tourism-based economies,” writes Steve Evans on NewsDeeply. … more

Dr. Slick Founder Ken High Dies After Lengthy Illness

Kenneth A. High, M.D., founder of Dr. Slick Instruments for Anglers, died Aug. 6 at age 85 following a years’ long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Read more in the press release below.

Tippets: Why You Should Sharpen Hooks, Fishing Small Flies in Low Light

If you spend long days fishing hard on the water, you might want to think about sharpening your hooks. “The importance of these little things in our fly fishing are rarely brought up in conversation,” writes Louis Cahill. “When streamer … more

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  • “Wrecking Beauty”

    "These Darst bugs are heart-stopping beautiful and worthy of hanging on the wall. You can do that if you want, and no one will blame you."