Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Honoring Victor Atiyeh, Choosing Lenses, Pollution of Midwest Streams

Former Oregon governor  Victor Atiyeh was also an involved fly angler and conservationist. He was instrumental in purchasing the lower section of the Deschutes and creating the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Atiyeh recently passed away, and an exhibition of papers, … more

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Tippets: DIY Beaver Island, Yukon River Salmon, Youth Fly Fishing Team

Catch a recent piece by Dave Hosler about a DIY trip to the famed Beaver Island, accompanied by top-notch photography. Salmon populations on the Yukon River have been decreasing, and researchers point to a possible culprit: northern pike. “Although it … more

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Tippets: Water Use, Tips for Small Streams, Salmon By-Product Protein

A national survey has revealed that the states with the highest water use are also the ones in most severe drought. Data shows much of the use is for agricultural purposes: irrigation and power generation and watering plants and lawns. … more

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Tippets: Climate Change and Lakes, Photography Tips, Record Setting Dobsonfly

From water levels to algae growth, a warming climate is having clear impacts on European Lakes. Lisa Borre highlights research and strategies in a recent article on National Geographic NewsWatch. Photographer Jess McGlothlin  of Fire Girl Photography details the top … more

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Tippets: Mayfly Millions, Skeena Land Rights, New Katadyn Filter

Massive summer mayfly hatches are reaching “Biblical proportions” in Wisconsin. They’re causing traffic accidents and even appeared on a meteorology radar as a rain squall. Check out some incredible photos of the insects via The Week. Sport anglers are being … more

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Tippets: Freshwater Lionfish, Terrestrial Patterns, Draining the Colorado

A sixth-grader’s science fair project resulted in an important discovery about lionfish—specifically, that the historically misunderstood saltwater species can also survive in freshwater. As an invasive species, lionfish present a serious threat to Florida waters, and this discovery has researchers … more

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Tippets: Control and Spread of Didymo, First-Aid Kits, Florida Snook Recovery

Didymo, commonly called “rock snot,” can have devastating impacts on fish populations and stream ecosystems. However, recent research suggests its cause and spread may not be as well-understood as previously thought. Whether you’re going on a multi-day backpacking trip or … more

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Tippets: Sidearm Casting, Mining on the Salmon River, Warm Waters Moving Fish

A sidearm cast can give you a huge advantage over the wind. It “also makes a more delicate presentation,” explains Louis Cahill. Check out his advice on the technique in a recent post on Gink & Gasoline. A group of … more

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Tippets: All in the Presentation, Stream Hazards, Intersex Fish In Pennsylvania Rivers

Alex Cerveniak presents an analysis for eight of the most common casting mistakes when presenting flies to fish. From drags and drifts to backstrokes and timing, this piece is a must-read. Three Boeing 737 fuselages are stranded in the Clark … more

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Tippets: Mending Line, Yukon River Salmon, Cases of Art

Line mending is important not only for achieving good drifts, but also as a tool for giving lifelike movement to flies. Phil Monahan explains the technique in a recent post on the Orvis blog. The Chinook salmon fishery of the … more

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