Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: 5 Rivers Challenge, Line Maintenance, Stuck Ferrules

In the upcoming 5 Rivers Challenge, test your angling skills while fishing some of the most remarkable wild trout waters in California, including The Pit River, Fall River, McCloud River, Upper Sacramento River and Hat Creek. Proceeds from the go … more

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Tippets: Florida’s Toxic Water, Beaver Dams & Stream Restoration, Tracking Fish Migrations, Unplugging Glen Canyon Dam

Learn more about the petition to Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to decrease levels of toxic chemicals in Florida’s waterways, via Progress Florida. In Montana and California The Nature Conservancy is modeling stream restoration … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Buyer’s Guide, Tying the Bass Buster, Ethics of Keeping Fish

From bug repellant to reels, the 2016 Buyer’s Guide from Outside Magazine features fly fishing essentials for the upcoming seasons. The “Bass Buster” fly is a great bluegill imitation. Learn how to tie the pattern in this recent instructional video … more

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Tippets: The Best Knots, Telluride MountainFilm Festival

From backing to tippet, creating a seamless line from the reel to fish can be difficult. Ross Purnell distills important information about tying the best knots for fly fishing in this recent article. “The reality is that knot tying is … more

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Tippets: Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings, Rigging Two Flies

Florida-based Saltwater Brewery has developed six-pack rings that are completely biodegradable and edible. They are created from beer by-products from the brewing process such as barley and wheat. This is great news for the marine life and birds that get tangled … more

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Tippets: Translating Skill Sets, C&R Best Practices

Skills that are used on trout streams can translate to salt flats as well. Steven Brutger outlines three tactics for success via Stalking the Seam. “While the environment and some of the tactics are certainly different,” Brutger writes, “those of … more

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Tippets: Writers on the Fly, Fly Fishing Podcasts

Writers on the Fly is a monthly event that features various fly fishing writers and artists who work in different mediums. The upcoming gathering will feature Jason Rolfe, Steve Duda (editor of The Flyfish Journal), and the photography of Copi … more

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Tippets: Kreh & Jaworowski on Casting, Packing for Wilderness Trips, Brokaw’s PHWFF Keynote Address

Lefty Kreh and Ed Jaworowski address the difficulties presented when casting a fly line weighted with heavy flies or split shot, and strike down the common belief that they’re too heavy to cast. They emphasize there is no one way, … more

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Tippets: Billfish Research Project, Klamath Dam Removal, Blackfoot River Restoration, Hook to Conservation in Bhutan

The Billfish Research Project works to develop collaborative relationships with scientists and anglers around the world to initiate research projects that will help better inform fisheries management. A recent video highlights the work being done. American Rivers provides data on … more

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Tippets: Tying Guide Flies, Fly Fishing Film Tour on iTunes

Guide flies are simple and quick to tie. Ty Webb demonstrates how to tie one of these effective patterns, a soft hackle caddis emerger, in this instructional video from Swallowtail Fly Fishing. “They don’t sit in a fly shop looking … more

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