Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Communicating in the Backcountry, Shadows and Sunlight

Having a communication device in remote locations can save your life. From cell phones to emergency beacons, Joe Jackson outlines some of the best on the market in this recent article via Outside Online. We can’t always choose the optimal … more

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Tippets: Taimen Fundraiser, Expert Tips Roundup

An auction and raffle event, Taimen: A Party and a Cause, will be held Febraruary 17, 2017, at Harper Studios in Seattle, WA. The event will feature food and drinks, and music by South Sound Tug and Barge. All proceeds … more

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Tippets: A Steelhead Guide on Saltwater, Understanding Indicators

In a three-part series, steelhead guide Travis De Boer writes about his first saltwater fly fishing trip. Read his preconceived notions and they played out on the water for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Via Silver Bow Fly Shop. From yarn … more

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Tippets: Anglers for a Common Cause, Learning the Water Haul Cast

Anglers can make a difference when they join together on a common cause and speak with one voice on conservation issues. “It’s much easier to gawk at fish porn, or drool over the latest epic fishing destination, or whine about … more

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Tippets: Tight Line Nymphing, Designate a Tying Desk

In this recent article Domenick Swentosky thoroughly outlines techniques and rigging options for tight line nymphing with an indicator. “Tight line nymphing is my default approach on most rivers. I like the control, the contact and the immediacy of strike detection. … more

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Tippets: What’s In Your Pack, Unusual Tying Materials

What do you carry in your pack on the water? Ben Duchesney writes about what he chooses for his fishing bag, and why he’s “a firm believer of keeping it simple and straightforward with my gear selection, which makes my … more

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Tippets: Tips for Fly Design, BTT Symposium

From texture and color, to legs and wings, Louis Cahill outlines eight elements of design for imitating trout food sources. “The order of the elements that I will talk about in no way ranks the importance of the elements,” writes … more

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Tippets: Interview with Andrew Grillos, Sage Wisdom

From his start fly fishing on Colorado’s Front Range and steelhead fishing in the Pacific Northwest, to advice for guides and his creative process for designing innovative fly patterns, Andrew Grillos covers a lot of territory in a great interview … more

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Tippets: Night Fishing for Snook, Loon’s Fly Tying 101

“Grab some coffee and make sure your navigation lights work,” writes Capt. Patrick Smith, “because chasing snook under the stars is one of the most addicting ways to spend a night.” Read about everything from flies and technique to weather … more

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Tippets: Winter Flies for Colorado, Tips for Beginning Anglers

Fishable water decreases during winter months, but opportunity is still there. In this article Mike Lanzarini of Breckenridge Outfitters writes about his top ten fly picks for Colorado rivers during winter months. Via Orvis. From getting the right gear to reading … more

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