Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Bull Trout Rush Back Up Dam-Free Elwha, Don’t Let Rod Action Change Your Stroke

Bull trout have already made their way up the Elwha River past the recently demolished Glines Canyon Dam. “We always knew the fish would return once the dams were removed,” says superintendent Sarah Creachbaum, “but these four fish passed through … more

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Tippets: Persistence on the Dean, Warm Waters Reroute Salmon, Tenkara USA Water Filter

On the Dean River “Confidence is key,” writes Steven Brutger, “but after several days without touching a fish it is hard to hold onto.” Persistence does pay off though, and you can read more about his trip (and success) via … more

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Tippets: Bruun Interviews Morrish, Trinity Emergency Releases for Salmon, DIY Boat Box

From operating Flywater Travel to designing signature flies, Ken Morrish talks about his life in fly fishing with Paul Bruun in a recent article in The Jackson Hole News & Guide. A federal judge has ruled that emergency water releases from a Trinity … more

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Tippets: Consumerism and Fly Fishing, Eel River Gone Dry, “Eggie Special” History

Founder of Tenkara USA Daniel Galhardo wites a thoughtful piece on consumerism and fly fishing, discussing how fly fishing and other activities don’t have to be mutually exclusive.  Read more via Gink & Gasoline. Water in California’s Eel River has … more

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Tippets: Night Fishing Tips, Pennsylvania Public Access, Ohio Asian Carp Study

From headlamps and flies to stripping  and rigging techniques, Johnny Spillane gives some great advice for fly fishing after the sun goes down. Proposed legislation in Pennsylvania would open areas “where stocked fish may migrate into” to public angling access. … more

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Tippets: On Brook Trout, Restoring Front Range Streams

Phil Monahan expounds on the brook trout in a recent Fish Facts post on the Orvis blog. From the life history and historic range of Salvelinus fontinalis, to techniques and flies for fishing for them, this article will be helpful … more

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Tippets: Fatten Up Flies, Fish Listener, Forest Service Called Out on Groundwater

Traditionally, soft hackle Tenkara flies are tied with slim bodies for a sleek, attractive profile. But Jason Klass re-examines the practice and gives us four good reasons to fatten up our flies. Harun Muhammad is one of Malaysia’s last “fish … more

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Tippets: FishSens Magazine, Tailings Cleanup, Michigan Flies

The new web site FishSens Magazine provides in-depth information on current fisheries science and management issues, and “aims to keep professional anglers and fishery researchers up to date on developments in their industries.” Cleanup from Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley tailings disaster … more

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Tippets: Cleaning Lines, Sunscreen in Ocean Waters, Gaspé Atlantic Salmon

Cleaning your fly lines can improve casting ability and quality. Brian Kozminski talks with Erick Johnson of Scientific Anglers about the best methods and products to use to keep your casting smooth and even extend the life of your line. … more

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Tippets: New Yorker Photos from Bristol Bay, Gaspe Atlantic Salmon, Improving the Coasts

Commercial fisherman Corey Arnold recently shared photos from a day in his life in Bristol Bay, Alaska. “I’m balancing many variables of the fishing operation, and then I have to stop and think creatively,” he says of his photography work. … more

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