Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: DIY Fly Fishing, Maine Dam Removals

Planning fishing destination trips is now easier than perhaps it’s ever been. And in a recent piece on Hatch Magazine, S. Chris Hunt dishes out great advice for “DIY fly fishing” on everything from Google mapping to meals and transportation. … more

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Tippets: Food Chain, On the Rocks, Underwater Photography

After spawning, salmon die, and in doing so they feed entire ecosystems. From grizzlies to wolves, at least 137 different species depend on pacific salmon carcasses for survival. Read more from Ed Hunt via Salmon Nation. Rocks are an important … more

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Tippets: Big Fish on Tenkara, Report on Small Streams

While it’s often viewed as a tool for small streams and small fish, tenkara can be effective for larger fish, too. Louis Cahill has some good advice for fighting big fish on a tenkara rod in a recent piece on Gink … more

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Tippets: Lost Lines, Becoming a Better Fishing Partner

Researchers are using lost and snagged fishing line to monitor illegal fishing activities in no-take marine reserves such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia. The results of the study, published recently in the journal PLOS ONE, found … more

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Tippets: Packing an Extra Rod, Virtual Ride on the Elwha

When a situation calls for an extra rod in tow, figuring out how to transport it can be tricky. In a recent video and post on Fin Lovers, Edward Truter demonstrates how to effectively attach a fly rod to a … more

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Tippets: Trout on Redds, Bull Trout Populations, Listen to Your Guide

“In fly fishing for trout,” writes Kirk Deeter, “there are certain truths that should be self-evident.” One of which is that you shouldn’t fish for trout on a redd. Read more via Field & Stream. Listed as a threatened species … more

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Tippets: Oil Spills Into Yellowstone, All About Skagit, Annual Best in Class

An oil pipeline breach has released approximately 300 to 1,200 barrels of oil into the Yellowstone River. The EPA and state Department of Environmental Quality have responded to the area, 9 miles upriver from Glendive, Montana. Via The Billings Gazette. … more

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Tippets: Leaders & Lines, Fishing in Biscayne National Park

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between monofilament and fluorocarbon, and braided and furled leaders, a recent article by Kevin Howell explains in detail everything you need to know to make the best choice for your time on the … more

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Tippets: Flies for Winter Steelhead, Pulse Flows in the Colorado, Spring Thaw

Greg Thomas shares some of his favorite steelhead patterns as well as a video from The Fly Fishing Ship Fly Shop in Welches, Oregon, featuring Matt Sherman outlining classic and new patterns alike.  Via Angler’s Tonic. In the spring of … more

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Tippets: Sticking the Hook Set, Vitamin Deficiency in Great Lakes Steelhead, Collaborative Conservation

Winter fishing calls for small flies, which can also mean tricky hook sets. In a recent article, Phil Monahan writes about 5 tips for upping your odds of success. A vitamin B deficiency has been identified as the cause of … more

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