Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: 15th Century Fishing, New Mines Raise Concerns, Stream Etiquette

Fishing is an ancient practice, and some of the techniques used in the Middle Ages may surprise you. Kenov Lokensgard does some digging into sporting texts from the 15the century on The Literary Fly Fisher. British Columbia’s plan for new … more

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Tippets: Interview with Zach Williams, Asian Carp DNA Detection Falls Short, Grayl Water Filter

Guide, instructor, owner of PNW Spey Guides, and founder & editor of Swing the Fly Magazine, Zach Williams takes time out of his busy schedule for an interview with Kyle Andes of Hammer Creek Fly Fishing. A new study from the … more

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Tippets: Farm Runoff, Pine & Kimmel Talk Fishing, Dos and Don’ts for Guided Trips

A new report from Datu Research shows the work yet to be done for voluntary adaption of conservation practices on agricultural land, which is the leading contributor to decreased water quality in the Mississippi River Basin. “Too much agricultural land … more

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Tippets: Saving Steelhead, Clinch Knot for Droppers, Fleshing Out Stories

Washinton’s Olympic Peninsula is home to one of the last native populations of winter steelhead in the state. A petition has been started to ask that the Statewide Steelhead Management Plan that was adopted by the Washington Fish and Wildlife … more

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Tippets: Tying Tenkara, Commercial Filming Directive

In a recent article, Daniel Galhardo writes about the design and efficacy of tenkara-style flies. “Just like I got into fly-fishing because of flies and fly-tying,” he writes, “I can say that the tenkara flies and what they represent certainly … more

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Tippets: False Casting, Facts on The Greenback

As tempting as it is to false cast between presentations, a little goes a long way, as Kent Klewein explains in a recent article, “The 4 Ways False Casting Hurts Anglers.” The state fish of Colorado, the Greenback cutthroat trout, has … more

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Tippets: GoPro Drone, Getting it Right, Winter Fishing Strategies

The Wall Street Journal reports that GoPro will soon be making its own consumer drones, expected to be released late 2015. With the recent success of dam demolition and wild fish recovery, “a hard lesson to learn has been that … more

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Tippets: The Road to Tenkara, Salmon Farming, Tight Lining

Led by the difficulty of guiding new and inexperienced anglers, Tom Sadler discovered the simplicity of Tenkara. He writes about his journey to the ancient Japanese method in a recent post on Middle River Dispatches. The Canadian federal government is … more

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Tippets: Guide Communication, Shorebird Population Control, Surprise Snook

Fresh from the saltwater flats of Belize, Phil Monahan shares a short instructional film from Tom Rosenbauer on tips for effectively communicating with fly fishing guides when out on the water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to kill some 60,000 … more

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Tippets: Tying Tips, Hydropower Boom, Stripping Streamers

David Goodrich of Tumbleweed Fly & Tackle Company presents some tricks for working with peacock herl, in an instructional video for tying the “San Juan Devil.” While the United States and Europe are transitioning away from hydropower dams, developing countries are … more

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