Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: DIY Tying Materials, Endangered Rivers, NOAA Sportfishing Policy

Use “puffer ball” toys as material for tying San Jaun worms and other patterns as well. Check out this brilliant DIY technique from Kent Klewein on Gink & Gasoline. Reaching from the east coast to the west, American Rivers has … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Oldest Message in a Bottle, Colorado Street View, Muddy Your Flies

A postcard sealed into a beer bottle and thrown into the sea off Germany’s Baltic coast in 1913 was recently found by a fisherman, making it the world’s oldest known message in a bottle. Via NPR. Google’s recent addition of … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Spotting Tarpon, Steelhead Survival Rates, The Angler’s Art

From reading pushes of water and bubbles to developing hypersensitivity to movement and shadows, Louis Cahill has great advice for spotting tarpon, which translates well to spotting other species too. New research published in the journal BioOne shows that wild … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Tying Transitions, Flood Concerns, Becoming a Guide

Don’t miss Ian Anderson’s tutorial on creating a smooth and clean transition when tying materials near the head of the fly. Via Warmwater Chronicles. After the floods of fall 2013 on Colorado’s Front Range, experts are concerned with how riverbeds … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Steelhead Documentary, Clean Water Act Caveat, Mismatching the Hatch

In a recent post on Metalheads, Asher Koles gives some background on “Bloodknots,” an upcoming documentary on the steelhead angling community; including scientists, conservationists, anglers, and of course, the fish. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Presenting to Permit, Impacts of Deepwater Horizon, Narrowing in on the Tongass

Fresh from fishing Mexico’s Ascension Bay, Chad Shmukler offers three tips for presenting flies to permit. “Successfully presenting a fly to a permit and hooking that permit is a distinctly different task than doing so to other fishy quarry,” he … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Florida Keys Initiative, Streamer Design, Water Out West

Mike Hodge explains the issues facing the Florida Keys fishery and what we can do to better understand and help the ecosystem, as he highlights the work presently being done by the Florida Keys Initiative. Via The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. In … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Spring Spawning, Streamer Tactics, Exporting Asian Carp

Tread lightly when fishing this spring, and be aware of spawning redds in the gravel underfoot. Read more about what to look out for via The Current Stream. From knot preference to patterns and depth, Tim Romano offers advice on streamer … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Lake Michigan Fishing Forecast, Matching Rod Size to Quarry, Lawsuit to Protect Sturgeon

Howard Meyerson predicts a cold summer for Lake Michigan, and smaller-sized salmon and steelead. Read more about the assessment of the fishery via The Outdoor Journal. Choosing the right rod size, especially for warm water angling, is important for the … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Sandy River Smelt, Basics of Spey Fishing, Proposed Protections for Bahamas

Smelt returning to the Sandy River bring with them hope for the future and evidence of a rejuvenating ecosystem. Mia Sheppard writes about protections for these small bait fish, an important food source for steelhead, via Oregon Steelhead. Morgan Lyle … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment