Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Examining Grip Design, Review of “Simple Flies”

In a recent article Alan Bulmer examines cork fly rod handle design, observing larger grips align with better overall performance. “Increasing the circumference will undoubtedly help enhance the performance of the latest blank tweaks, improve angler comfort and reduce fatigue.” … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Fishing in Grizzly Country, Basic Entomology

Good fishing and bear country often overlap. Read advice from the National Park Service for how to handle an encounter with a grizzly bear. Via Live Science. While being a walking dictionary of Latin insect names isn’t essential for catching … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Reading Rise Forms, Sunglass Picks, Finding Big Trout

While rises might look the same from the vantage of a bank, what’s happening underwater is a different story. Kirk Deeter offers a great outline of how to read different rise forms and what strategies to use as a result. … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Hunting for Hemingway, Winds in Saltwater

Compared to Paris and Pamplona, Key West and Cuba, Hemingway’s vacations in the Yellowstone area are largely unknown. But in a recent article Gail Schontzler “hunts” for the great author’s haunts during his writing and sporting retreats over the summers of 1930-1939. … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Top Picks for Road Trips, Commemorating Catches, Starting Them Young

Choosing what gear to load in the vehicle and which to leave behind can seem overwhelming. But in a recent post on The Venturing Angler, Tim Harden outlines 10 essentials for any fly fishing road trip. As catch and release fishing … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: CFR Fly Fishing Retreats, Top Ten for Summer, Tenkara Summit

Fly fishing can be helpful for both physical and emotional healing. A recent article focuses on the stories of breast cancer survivors and their experience at a fly fishing retreat in Wyoming, run by Casting for Recovery. Via NBC. From … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Tying Contest, 11-Year-Old Makes Casting History, Late Summer Strategies

The Flymen Fishing Company has announced a fly tying contest using their Nymph-Head Evolution beadheads. The contest runs through Friday, October 9, 2015. Find out more details here. Eleven-year-old Maxine McCormick broke fly casting records at the recent U.S. National Casting … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Team USA Wins World Title, Cleaning Lines, Sweep the Set

At the recent World Youth Fly Fishing Championships held in Vail, CO, Team USA took home its third straight world title. “It’s a big deal to be defending a world title on home waters,” said Cam Chioffi, a member of the … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Night Fishing, Top Southern Waters, Flies for Northern Pike

Perhaps with the loss of one sense, others are heightened. Read about a night float on the Colorado River and Tim Romano’s observations on how this might improve your casting and mending techniques. Via Field & Stream. From Tennessee to … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Lowdown on Leeches, Best Montana Waters, DIY Rod Tube Holder

The Wooly Bugger is one of the most famous fly patterns for good reason: it works. It’s often the first pattern a beginning angler will fish and also tie. In a recent article on Hatch Magazine, Ben Kryzinsk goes in-depth … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment