Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Autumn Dry Fly Fishing, Making the First Cast Count

From fly and tippet size to the hookset, Spencer Durrant outlines strategies for fishing dry flies in autumn conditions. “Dries in the fall are a special occasion, and fishing them makes up a good majority of my favorite fishing memories. … more

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Tippets: Swing Season, Fishing from Small Watercraft

“Try explaining your steelhead jones to someone—a relative, coworker, or better yet, a potential spouse—and there it is: disdain, or worse, real concern,” writes Dylan Tomine. Read his essay, “Swing Season,” via Sage. One of the ways to up your … more

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Tippets: Fly Choice in Focus, Tips for Taking Release Photos

In a recent three-part series, “Fly Choice in Focus,” Paul Gaskell outlines how to get the most out of simple fly patterns. View Lesson 1, Lesson 2, and Lesson 3 via Discover Tenkara. From arm position when handling fish to … more

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Tippets: Social Media & Fly Fishing, Reading Water        

Has social media killed fishing? On a recent episode of The DrakeCast, listen to both sides of the argument over “the positive and negative impacts social media has had on flyfishing.” Listen here. From banks and back eddies to vegetation … more

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Tippets: Spotting Trout in Murky Water, Tenkara Rod Test Reviews

Even if water level and clarity aren’t ideal, you can still find success on the water. Fish can be active and feeding in dirty water, and in this short video Dave Jensen demonstrates how to spot and target trout in murky … more

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Tippets: Trxstle Olympian Kickstarter, How To Make an Overhead Cast from RIO

Trxstle, a company based in Olympia, Washington, has started a Kickstarter campaign to help get their first flagship product off the ground. The Olympian is a telescoping car top carrier combined with a rod and reel case.  “The Olympian lets … more

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Tippets: Soft Hackles for Steelhead, Fall Gear Guide

In this article Steve Culton writes about using an unorthodox fly for steelhead: the classic soft hackle. “No other species I fish for has been the source of more personal angst,” he says. “But I can say this. When I’m … more

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Tippets: Fly Fish Guanaja Student Program, C&R Techniques for Small Fish

Each year the Fly Fish Guanaja lodge, located on a private key in Guanaja’s South Cays, turns into a campus for students to learn about the link between tourism and conservation. Students learn about “mangrove restoration, recycling, lion fish hunting, … more

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Tippets: Interview with Oliver White, Nymphing Techniques

Guide and lodge-owner Oliver White sits down for an interview with Zach Matthews in American Angler, covering everything from his world travels to conservation work with Project Guyana and Indifly.  “When local anglers see the economic impact,” says White, “they … more

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Tippets: Tying and Fishing Neutral Streamers, Flies for Arapaima, Guide’s Best Gear Picks

In this recent article, George Daniel, author of Strip-Set: Techniques, Tactics, & Patterns for Streamers, writes about how embracing natural buoyancy in fly designs has affected and improved his fishing techniques. “While heavily weighted streamers have their place–and I fish these … more

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