Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Fly Punk Issue 3, Positioning on the Water

The third issue of Fly Punk Magazine is now available to read freely online. Issue 3 features fly fishing for Arapaima and stories from the US, French Polynesia, France and the UK, as well as videos and a book review. … more

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Tippets: Lahontan Cutthroat on the Rebound, Trump Budget Bad News for Anglers, Kenai’s Shrinking King Salmon Population

Once thought extinct, Lahontan Cutthroat are on the rebound in Nevada’s Pyramid Lake. Jonathan Wright highlights the comeback along with some of the difficulties the population faces in this article via Fly Fisherman. The 2018 budget proposed by President Trump … more

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Tippets: Common Fly Fishing Mistakes, Standard Patterns for Your Fly Box

From false casting to honest communication with your guide, expert anglers take on the question “What is the single most common mistake you see your clients make, and what can I do to avoid it?” in the most recent “Ask … more

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Tippets: Primer for Flats Fishing Slam, Three Cs of Trout Fishing

Jon Covich of Cuba Fishing Outfitters writes about the essentials of flats fishing for the grand slam: bonefish, permit, and tarpon. From casting practice to questions to ask your guide, read more here. The presence of current, cover and cuisine provides good … more

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Tippets: Fishing Undercut Banks, Tying Soft Hackles

In this recent instructional video Dave and Amelia Jensen demonstrate how to effectively fish undercut banks. Learn the ins and outs of finding and catching fish in these situations in the “Master Class Monday” series via Orvis. The Partridge and … more

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Tippets: Guide Life, Choosing the Right Hook

Guide Moose Hofer is the fishing experience manager for Crested Butte-based travel company, Eleven Experience. He sits down for an interview with Outside Online about working hard and living his dream: “I have no regrets that I chose quality of … more

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Tippets: Gear Maintenance, Tips for Spotting Fish

Gear maintenance is essential to good performance on the water. In this recent article Ben Duchesney outlines how to maintain fly rods and reels, including tips on everything from proper storage to seasonal cleaning. Via Postfly Box. Being able to see … more

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Tippets: Pruitt Denies Climate Change, California Salmon, Op-Ed on the Pebble Mine, Great Lakes Steelhead

Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, recently stated that humans are not responsible for the changing climate. Pruitt “has dismissed decades of research, thousands upon thousands of peer-reviewed climate papers, and the near-unanimous opinion of the scientific community,” writes Todd Tanner. … more

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Tippets: Fishing Around Structure, Dorsey Talks Midge Patterns

When you hook a big fish in open water you can let it run. However, hooking up around a dock or structure requires strategy. In this recent article John Kumiski outlines techniques for fly fishing around structure. Via Florida Sportsman. … more

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Tippets: Cold Weather Streamers, Choosing the Right Dubbing

When cold weather hits, the go-to flies are usually small nymph patterns. However, there is good reason to reach for big streamers instead, writes Jason Randall. “Larger fish target smaller fish weakened by the thin energy budget in the winter … more

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