Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Subsurface Flies for Largemouth Bass, Reading Rivers of the Past

From the classic Clouser minnow pattern to deer hair divers, Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides runs down the list of his top picks for subsurface flies for largemouth bass. “Much as a dry-fly junkie as I am,” he writes, … more

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Tippets: Profile of Rodmaker Bill Oyster, Presenting Flies to Tarpon

Bill Oyster is the owner of Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods in Blue Ridge, GA. After a promising cycling career derailed, fly fishing focused his life. Elizabeth Hutchison writes a profile piece of Oyster’s journey and passion for bamboo rod … more

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Tippets: Patagonia Rio Azul Waders, Fishing the Night Shift

If you’re on the market for a lightweight pair of waders for summertime fishing, catch this review of the Rio Azul waders from Patagonia. “The Rio Azuls are light enough to wear on fairly lengthy hikes to get to fishing … more

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Tippets: Improve Your Outdoor Photography, The Mission Magazine

Fly fishing takes us to beautiful places, and in this article Bjorn Christianson outlines 10 tips to help you take better photos in the outdoors. Via Gear Junkie. A new issue of The Mission magazine has been released. It includes articles … more

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Tippets: Outside’s 2017 Fly Fishing Gear Guide, Tail Fly Fishing Magazine

From reels and nets to sandals and shorts, find the top picks for “The Best Fly-Fishing Tools of 2017” in this recent article from Outside Magazine. The recent issue of Tail Fly Fishing Magazine features fly fishing in diverse locales … more

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Tippets: Moth Larvae Patterns, Drag Free Dry Flies

Terrestrial insects are an important food source for trout. In this article, Barry Beck writes about moth larvae, including go-to patterns and techniques to use on the water. Via Fly Fisherman. Successful dry fly fishing requires enough slack in the … more

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Tippets: Stand Out Fly Patterns, Work Ethic on the Water

In a recent article Landon Mayer writes about crane flies, damselflies and mice, and choosing unique patterns that stand out on the water. “Large trout can be lazy by nature and resist spending excess energy to feed. This is why … more

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Tippets: Dangers of Lip-gripping Devices, Ten Tips to Improve Angling Skills

In this recent article Sascha Clark Danylchuk examines research behind lip-gripping devices and the damage they do to fish. “These three studies constitute a start to the much-needed research on lip-gripping devices, and given the diversity of these devises and the … more

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Tippets: Fishing From a Driftboat, Outdoor Retailer Show Moves to Denver

In the most recent episode of RIO’s “How To” series, ambassador Rob Parkins explains how to fish a large terrestrial from a drift boat.” Rob’s top tips and great information reveal how easy and effective these big flies are in … more

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Tippets: The Rower’s Seat, Kebari Fly Design

From hitching and hauling to being behind the oars, Kris Millgate writes a great article on tips for captaining a drift boat via Hatch Magazine. “And always remember,” she writes, “the water is bigger than you no matter the size … more

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