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Tippets: Interview with Geoff Mueller, How Trout See

Geoff Mueller is the senior editor of The Drake magazine, copy-writer for many fly-fishing brands, and his essays have appeared in fly fishing’s top publications. He sits down for a thoughtful conversation on the Anchored with April Vokey podcast. They discuss “how he got involved in the industry, pushing people’s buttons, and if we’re loving our...

Tippets: Correcting Casting Mistakes, History of Trout Flies

The winter months are a great time to practice technique in preparation for summer fishing. In this article, Zach Matthews outlines the top ten casting mistakes and details how to fix them. Via The Itinerant Angler. This detailed article outlines trout flies, from traditional north country spiders to modern dry flies utilizing foam. Read more via Discover...

Tippets: Women in Fly Fishing, Angling Resolutions

Historically, fly fishing has been a male-dominated pastime. However, its popularity among women is increasing. This article from Denver CBS4 highlights the growing demographic. From learning more and improving your own technique, to sharing those skills with others, Dan Zazworsky outlines resolutions for anglers to keep in mind over this next year on the...

Tippets: Photographing Winter Steelhead, Interview with Camille Egdorf

In this article Jeff Hickman, a Keepemwet Fishing Ambassador, details tips for photographing winter steelhead. “Challenging weather and challenging fish make for a tough combo,” but following his advice is sure to help when you’re out on the water. Camille Egdorf is a recent guest on the Anchored Podcast with April Vokey. They talk about Egdorf’s...

Tippets: Big Game Hunter Hooks, Chasing Educated Trout

The new Big Game Hunter hook from Kona is ideal for tying Game Changers, tarpon flies, and other large flies. View specifics about the hook as well as a tying tutorial for the El Poonador tarpon fly, via Kona Fishing Products. While it is always fun to fish to naïve trout, pressured and educated fish can teach an angler many skills and strategies. In this...

Tippets: “Live the Stream” Showing, Tightline Nymphing

The film “Live the Stream: the Story of Joe Humphreys” will be shown at the State Theatre in State College, Pennsylvania, on Friday, January 18, 2019. The evening is a celebration of Joe Humphreys’ 90th Birthday. Learn more about the event here. When trout hold in deep water, tightline or "Euro" nymphing is a very effective technique. In this video...

Tippets: Fly Fishing with a Baby, Top Flies for January

From having the right carrier and sunglasses, to layering clothing and wading safely, April Vokey writes about the top ten things she has learned as a new parent with a baby on the water. Read the article via MeatEater. Small flies are the go-to for cold weather fishing conditions of January. Learn more about the top picks for the month in this post and...

Tippets: Classic Great Lakes Patterns, Don’t Drop Your Rod Tip

A new series from Ray Schmidt highlights the history of classic Great Lakes patterns. Check out two classics, the Adams and the Muddler Minnow in this post via Orvis. Keeping your rod tip travelling in a straight line is necessary for making a good cast and is also a very common problem among anglers. “If you can’t make a tight loop or your leader piles...

Tippets: Cold Weather Tips, Mastering Grip

From safety in numbers to moving up a size in wading boots, Zach Matthews outlines ten cold weather fishing tips to keep you safe, happy, and successful on the water in winter months. Via The Itinerant Angler. Slight movements can be the difference between catching fish or getting skunked. In this article, Domenick Swentosky writes about the importance of...

Tippets: Underwater World of Bluegill, Fly Rod Selection for Saltwater

This amazing underwater footage shows the world of bluegills and the dangers they face. Watch closely for a northern pike strike. Via Outdoor Hub. Selecting gear for a saltwater trip can be overwhelming and often focus is on the rod. However, as Louis Cahill writes, the fly line may be the more important choice. “How the rod and line work together to...