Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Fishing Small Streams, Plastic Byproducts, Paint and Release

While small streams are often billed as “easy,” they can be hard to read and navigate. Phil Monahan has some expert advice in a recent post on the Orvis blog. Dioxin (a byproduct of burned plastics and industrial processes) is … more

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Tippets: Clean Energy Options, Dry Fly Tactics, Levels in Lake Mead

Dams are often billed as “clean energy” options. However Gary Wockner takes a deeper look at the issue and the impact of large dams, not only on fish species but on larger climate changes as well. Via EcoWatch. Todd Tanner … more

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Tippets: Good Shots, Climate Change’s Impact on Watersheds, Musky on the Fly

Corey Rich from Adorama gives some great advice on camera gear as well as techniques for getting great shots when out on the water. The recently released Colorado Climate Change report notes rising temperatures and lessening snowpack, which threaten the … more

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Tippets: Weather and Fish Behavior, New Russian Salmon Reserve, Topwater Bass

Reynolds Wolff of the Weather Channel joins Tom Rosenbauer on a recent Orvis Podcast, to talk about how the weather impacts fish behavior and fishing conditions. Nearly 80,000 Acres are now protected through the approval of the establishment of the … more

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Tippets: Streamer Presentation, Rising Temps & Small Streams, Extended-Body Mayfly Tying

Even if you’re drifting a streamer, presentation matters. Louis Cahill outlines why in a recent post on Gink & Gasoline. Climate change is impacting small streams and trout feeding behavior. Bob Unnasch, director of science for The Nature Conservancy, writes … more

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Tippets: Largemouth Bass Tips, Conserving Household Water, Backcountry Confidence

From biology to suggested flies and tactics, Phil Monahan’s covers the bases in a recent article about largemouth bass. Perfect information for mid-summer. A study published in the journal Environment examines well-researched solutions for conserving water in your home. From upgrading … more

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Tippets: Good Presentation, Groundwater Management, Clean Water Protections

From casting stroke to line speed, Peter Kutzer addresses how to make a delicate presentation of your fly to fish, via Orvis. In anticipating a drier future, Andrew Revkin looks towards conservation and recycling of rain and wastewater as well … more

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Tippets: Catch & Release, Corps to Monitor Pollution, Beaver Island

Mid-summer, when fishing is often at its best, is also one of the most vital times for proper catch-and-release techniques. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shares best practices via The Fishing Wire. After a lawsuit filed by a conservation … more

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Tippets: It’s a Fly Life, Tailings Breach, One Thousand Casts

Is it any coincidence that the states scoring the highest for “Best Places to Live” in a recent Gallup poll also have some of the best fishing in the United States? Chad Shmukler has more via Hatch Magazine. A tailings pond … more

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Tippets: Lake Huron Salmon, Weed and Water

Howard Meyerson reports on the Lake Huron Atlantic salmon program in a recent article on The Outdoor Journal. While success is coming slow, “Our program is still young,” said Todd Grischke, Michigan DNR’s Lake Huron Basin coordinator. Marijuana grow operations … more

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