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Tippets: Loon Live, Swing the Fly Poetry Contest

This week, Loon Live will feature two diverse patterns: “The Radical Rycho is a simple caddis imitation that can be fished in a few different ways. The Sculp Craw is your run-of-the-mill sculpin/crawdad hybrid.” Tune in live on May 17 … more

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Tippets: Size Matters for Female Fish, Flies for Spring Stripers

New research finds that larger mother fish produce more offspring. The findings are a good reminder “that protecting bigger females is a good way to keep fish stocks plentiful. And that catching too many big ones will deplete the overall … more

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Tippets: Drop Shot Rigs for Fly Rodding, New Reads for Anglers

Conventional dropper rigs can be successfully adapted for a fly fishing set up as well. In this article on Hatch Magazine, Cosmo Genova shows you how. In this article via The Nature Conservancy, Matthew Miller reviews three great reads for … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Upstream Dry Fly, Veterans and Fly Fishing

The seventh episode of season two of RIO’s How To series focuses on “How To Fish The Upstream Dry Fly.” RIO ambassador Rob Parkins “explains the advantages of fishing a dry fly upstream, and talks about the correct angles to … more

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Tippets: 2018 Orvis Breaking Barriers Award Winner, Spey Rigging for Trout

The Orvis Breaking Barriers Award honors individuals “who have gone above and beyond to introduce the sport of fly fishing to a more diverse audience.” The recipient for the 2018 award is Whitney Milhoan, executive director of Casting for Recovery … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Rust Belt for Steel, Tying the Troutsman Hex

Zach Matthews writes about fishing the Rust Belt region for steelhead. Along the shores of Lake Erie, “Oil derricks turning to red powder maintained their lonely sentry duty. All of this conveyed a clear message: Bad things, man, bad things … more

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Tippets: Handling Fish, Reading Bass Pond Structure

Properly handling fish while practicing catch and release can greatly increase their survival rate. In the most recent episode of In The Loop from Redington, “Dr. Adipose explains the necessary steps for landing, handling, and releasing a fish to help minimize its … more

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Tippets: Springtime Carping, Bass Fishing Techniques, Tips for Spotting Trout

From tactics and techniques to fly choice and understanding behavior, Chris Hunt writes a detailed guide for fly fishing for springtime carp in this article. “Chasing carp this time of year can put you on to the biggest fish you’ll … more

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Tippets: Protecting ANWR, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper Fundraiser, Mineral Leases Threaten Boundary Waters

A collaborative media project of the International League of Conservation Photographers will focus its efforts on Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this summer, as “Photographers, videographers and writers aim to fight oil drilling with evidence,” writes Chad Shmukler. Via Hatch … more

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Tippets: Bighorn River Carp Classic, Reading the Rise

The Bighorn River Alliance has been holding their annual Bighorn Carp Classic Tourney since 1989. This year’s Carp Classic will be held Friday, June 22, 2018 in Fort Smith, Montana. The tournament aims “to encourage dry-fly Carp recreation and raise funds … more

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