Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: C&R Technique, Fixing Leaky Waders

Proper handling technique is perhaps the most important part of catch-and-release fishing. “Sure the fish may be swimming away after mishandling them, but they could be stressed or in a vulnerable state for a while afterwards,” explains Ben Duchesney. “That … more

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Tippets: Galhardo Talks Tenkara, Tips for Unsnagging Flies

Founder of Tenkara USA Daniel Galhardo was recently featured in an interview on Colorado Public Radio. Galhardo talks about the ancient Japanese technique and its perfect application on small streams here. “Tenkara shows us there is a different way of … more

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Tippets: Travel & Photography Tips, Fishing the Driftless Region

From dry bags to protective hard-shell cases, photographer Bryan Gregson outlines his tips for traveling with camera equipment in tow in a recent article via Venturing Angler. “There’s no right way, but there are ways to make it easier and … more

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Tippets: Fishing a Hopper Dropper Rig, Topwater Presentation

In the newest installment of RIO’s How To series, Rob Parkins explains and demonstrates how to fish a hopper dropper rig, offering up great information and tips for easy and effective ways to fish tandem flies. When fishing topwater for … more

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Tippets: RepYourWater Native Trout Series, Up Your Streamer Game

RepYourWater has a new hat series that benefit native western trout. From bull trout and grayling to greenback cutthroat and California golden trout, the series features 21 options, with 10% going to The Western Native Trout Initiative. See the entire … more

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Tippets: Improve Your Tying Desk, Treating Jellyfish Stings

Fly tying desks are often chaotic messes “of thread, feathers, furs, hooks, and beads,” writes Justin Pickett. To help you find what you’re looking for more easily, paint the top on your desk a contrasting color, he advises. “Grab a … more

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Tippets: The Yurok Tribe and Klamath River, Death of the Great Lakes, New Report on California Trout and Salmon

The Yurok tribe reservation sits in California’s coastal woods near the Oregon border, and as the salmon migration numbers diminished, poverty and hopelessness took a firm hold. Joe Mozingo writes about how in saving their river, the Klamath, they have … more

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Tippets: Little-Known Montana, Catch and Release Research

While perhaps the most well known, the Missouri River is not the only great fishing water in central Montana. In this article, Greg Thomas outlines other hot spots as well as the best flies and techniques for the area, via … more

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Tippets: Fire at Winston Rod Company, Fishing Spring Runoff

In the early morning hours of May 7, 2017, the building that housed the original R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, burned down. “Winston fly rods suffered a great loss in history, tradition and the best bamboo rods … more

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Tippets: Joan Wulff Honored by BTT, Learning Pains with Tenkara

At the sixth annual New York City dinner put on by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Joan Wulff was presented with the Curt Gowdy Memorial Award. In her acceptance speech, writes Monte Burke, “Joan said that the sport of fly fishing … more

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