Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Winter Dreaming, Safe Travel, Flies for Stillwater Trout

From searching for bull trout to chironomid fishing lakes after ice-off, Greg Thomas offers a guide to “big dreams” to help anglers through the last, often long, stretch of winter. Via Angler’s Tonic. If you’re planning an international fly fishing trip, … more

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Tippets: Streamers in Tight Quarters, An Angler’s Best Friend, Bonefishing Oahu

Landon Mayer, guide and author of “Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing: Flies, Access, and Guide’s Advice for the State’s Premier Rivers” and “101 Trout Tips,” writes an in-depth article on streamer techniques and tactics to use when fishing in tight quarters or … more

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Tippets: UX Design in Fly Fishing, Tying Tips from Rich Strolis, Fishing Colorado’s Private Water

User experience designer Elena Moon hosts the most recent episode of “State of Wonder” and visits Amy Hazel of Deschutes Angler to discover the beauty and craft to be found fly fishing on a river. Via Oregon Public Broadcasting. From … more

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Tippets: Founders of Yeti, Streamer Design, Keepemwet Campaign

As Bill Saporito writes, “Yeti is the Range Rover of cold.” Read his profile piece about brothers Ryan and Roy Seiders, and how they turned a $300 cooler into a $450 million cult brand. Via Inc. While a streamer might … more

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Tippets: Climate Shield, Pebble Mine’s Dictionary of Deception, Global Warming and Salmon Runs, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Receives Award, Battle for Bluefin Tuna

The Climate Shield website hosted by the U.S. Forest Service provides geospatial data and related information on locations of cold-water refuge streams for native Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout across the U.S. In the fight to protect Bristol Bay, language often … more

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Tippets: Fly Line Color, Minimalist for Winter

In the most recent episode of the Trout Tips series from Trout Unlimited, Kirk Deeter addresses fly line color, the impact it can have on your success on the water, and situational use for both bright colored and clear lines. … more

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Tippets: Jimmy Kimmel’s Bucket List, Ten Tips for Rigging

A recent piece on the Robb Report follows late night personality Jimmy Kimmel’s trip to Montana, where he fulfills one goal on his bucket list: fly fishing Montana’s Gallatin river, where many of the scenes in the 1992 film adaptation of … more

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Tippets: Interview with the Provo Brothers, Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Ian and Neil Provo pair their passions of backcountry skiing and fly fishing in films that take inspiration from the legendary Warren Miller snow-sports films. The Provo brothers sit down for an interview with Phil Monahan on Orvis to talk … more

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Tippets: On Nymphing Rigs, Support Project Healing Waters

Domenick Swentosky writes about developing a nymphing rig that worked for his fishing style. “These three elements of my nymphing rig changed: I took fly line out of the mix, I allowed only one diameter of tippet under the water, … more

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Tippets: Persistence of Pike, Fly Choice vs. Presentation, Tying the Steelhead Bugger

David Goodrich writes about fly fishing for pike in an inhospitable environment.  “We forget about what it takes to survive. Our buttons and knobs that complete simple tasks lead us to believe that a fish can be an annoyance, a … more

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