Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Kreh’s First Reel, Top Ten Winter Flies, “Strip-Set” Book Review

View history on display via the Orvis blog. See Lefty Kreh’s first fly reel, purchased in 1947, thanks to The American Museum of Fly Fishing and the ongoing “Museum Pieces” series. Kyle Wilkinson of Trouts Fly Fishing outlines his top … more

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Tippets: Salmon Night Vision, Putin Shelves Zhupanova River Dam, Napa Steelhead Recovery, Saltwater Fish Protection

Scientists have discovered that salmon, along with other freshwater fish and amphibians, can supercharge their eyes in order to give them the ability to be able to see red and infrared light. Via Tech Times. Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin … more

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Tippets: Chad Brown Profile, How Insects Breathe, The Art of Mindfulness

Veteran of the U.S. Navy Chad Brown talks to Jo Fidgen on the Outlook Podcast from BBC World Service about how fly fishing changed (and saved) his life. Listen here. Because they don’t have lungs, insects have a unique way of breathing: with … more

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Tippets: Steinbeck Boat to Sail Again, Two vs. Single-Hand Rods

Seventy-five years after Steinbeck and a friend chartered the “Flyer” to sail from California to Mexico—a journey that became the fodder for Steinbeck’s book “The Log From the Sea of Cortez”—the boat is going to sea again. John Gregg, a … more

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Tippets: Transitions, Truck in the Trinity, Technique of Short Casts

Fishing to hunting, “Catch-and-release to shoot-and-eat.” View great photos of reflection on the changing of seasons from Tom Hazelton via Voyageur Pursuits. Giving a new definition to “bad day on the water,” after a day of guiding Darrin Deel found his … more

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Tippets: Pat Cohen’s Super Flies, Tenkara Steelhead

Former tattoo artist Pat Cohen has made a career of tying deer-hair flies that also serve as “functional art.” Learn more about Cohen and his craft in a recent episode and article of the “Made” series via Bloomberg Business. Steelhead might … more

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Tippets: Pro Fly Angling Tour Scam, FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Salmon, Keys to Winter Steelhead Success

Organizer of the Pro Fly Angling Tour, Anthony Naranja, is being accused of scamming participants out of thousands of dollars. Jason Gruenauer reports on the developing story via Denver7 News. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first genetically … more

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Tippets: PHWFF Awarded VA Grant, Science of Night Fishing, Matt Grajewski Interview

Project Healing Waters was recently awarded a grant through The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs of The Department of Veterans Affairs. The funding will help provide training for on training for “one of our most valuable and important resources—our volunteers.” Read … more

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Tippets: Spawning Brook Trout, Fishing Smart

This short clip of footage features an intimate look at a pair of spawning brook trout in a small stream in the Appalachian Mountains. From fly choice to a stealthy approach, read William G. Tapply’s pro tips on outsmarting pressured … more

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Tippets: Easy Indicator Adjustment, Trout Baseball Cleats, Tips for Bonefishing

Using an old piece of fly line and nail knots, learn how to rig an easy indicator adjustment system in this video from Red’s Fly Fishing. Via The Limp Cobra. Inspired by Mike Trout, baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles … more

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