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Podcast Episode: Colin McKeown on The Itinerant Angler

Colin McKeown is the guest on this recent episode of The Itinerant Angler. McKeown is the producer of the popular fly fishing television program The New Fly Fisher. Tune in as he discusses the tricks of the TV trade with host Zach Matthews.

Tippets: Basics of Mending Line, Travel on the Cheap

Mending fly line is an important skill for any angler to learn. “When executed properly, fly line mending decreases the effects of drag so the lure looks to be floating naturally with the current as opposed to being dragged by or held in a current as it passes.” Learn more via Take Me Fishing. From traveling with friends Dan Zazworsky outlines great...

Tippets: Teardrop Cast, Being a Better Guide Client

When casting to spooky fish, utilizing the teardrop cast can help you achieve success. Learn how to master the technique in this post and video from Louis Cahill via Gink & Gasoline. Simon Perkins, Orvis COO, started out working as a fishing guide, and in this podcast episode, shares his experiences, “good and bad, and suggests ways we can be better...

Tippets: The Wonder of Sling Packs, All About Fly Tying Vises

Sling packs are perfect for the fly angler, providing easy one-handed access to gear when on the water.  Jenna Woginrich outlines some of the best picks on the market in this article via Outside Online. Learn about the different parts and styles of fly tying vises in this article on Discover Tenkara. “There absolutely IS a vise out there for everyone...

Tippets: Sins of Streamer Fishing, Rigged and Ready

Josh Nugent of Out Fly Fishing Outfitters in Calgary joins Tom Rosenbauer on a recent episode of The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast. They talk about “The Seven Deadly Sins of Streamer Fishing.” And “If you think streamer fishing is just chucking a big piece of meat out there and stripping back,” writes Rosenbauer, “Josh has some revelations for...

Tippets: Fallacy of Strip Setting, Stretches for Better Casts

When fishing streamers, “strip set” is drilled into an angler’s brain. However, a short rod jerk can be equally effective, writes Domenick Swentosky. “Whichever one I’m in position for when a trout takes, that’s the one that happens. On a trout, both methods are equally as effective at driving the hook home, and I’m not about to change over to...

Tippets: School of Trout 2019, Winter Flies for the Northeast

The School of Trout is offering two classes in its second year. The week-long “Basic Trout” class, which will be held on the Henry’s Fork in October, 2019. And a shorter “Dry Fly” class for more advanced anglers that will be held on the Henry’s Fork at the end of August. Learn more about the 2019 offerings from The School of Trout via Hatch...

Tippets: Bear Minded in the Backcountry, Make Fewer False Casts

If you fish in bear country, this recent article by Andrew Skurka will help you plan for food storage during summer backcountry trips. “Food is heavy. Don't carry it for miles while backpacking just to let something else eat it.” Via Outside Online. When it comes to false casting less is more, advises Louis Cahill. “The golden rule is, never more than...

Tippets:  Winter Fundamentals, Tips for Stocked Trout

“Low and slow” may not be new advice when it comes to winter fishing strategies, but it is still some of the most important things to keep in mind. Read this article outlining five fundamentals of “low and slow” for winter fishing conditions, via Casting Across. In this recent article, Kent Klewein details tips for targeting stocked trout. With his...

Tippets: Fishing Dirty Water, Paying it Forward

Fish where the water is “dirty,” advises Chris Hunt. “The line between clean and dirty water is, after all, “structure.” It provides cover from potential predators, but it also delivers food to the bigger body of water in the form of everything from larval insects to worms, leeches and small fish.” Via Hatch Magazine. From picking up trash to...