Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Winter Flies, Basics of Bonefishing

David Paul Williams outlines some of the best flies for winter fishing in this article via Game and Fish Magazine. “All too often,” he writes, “winter fly boxes are only filled with the tiny flies on the mistaken belief that … more

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Tippets: Deer Hair Dubbing Loops, Nymphing Without Indicators

To help usher in the season of spending more time at the tying desk, don’t miss a recent tutorial from Barry Ord Clarke on spinning deer hair and dubbing loops. Via The Feather Bender. Indicators can spook trout in low … more

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Tippets: Yellow Sally Patterns, Seeing Your Fly

Trout love yellow sally stoneflies, writes Louis Cahill, and so should every angler. “Even in the dead of terrestrial season, or when other aquatic bug hatches such as caddis or mayflies are in progress, trout will regularly forage on Yellow … more

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Tippets: Bahamas Fly Fishing Regulations, Keeping Warm on the Water

The Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association has issued a statement regarding the new Bahamas fly fishing regulations, calling them a “slap in the face.” Read the reaction in its entirety Via The Bahamas Weekly. Heading out on the water during … more

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Tippets: BWO Patterns, Interview with Rebekka Redd

Baron Zahuranec writes about a “better way” to build a BWO pattern. He presents three flies that imitate the prevalent hatch, and outlines the best ways to fish them via American Angler. From favorite destinations and species, to travel stories … more

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Tippets: Netting Techniques, Tips for Swinging Flies

Bryan Huskey writes about practical netting and “keep ‘em wet” techniques in an article via Fishpond. Netting a fish, he writes, is “a part of fishing discipline that’s often under appreciated, yet I think it’s just as important as the … more

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Tippets: The Lateral Line, Tips for Catching Steelhead

Bony fish species have a sixth sense: the lateral line. The lateral line system allows fish to detect movement and changes in water flow, and understanding how it works can make you a better angler. Read more from Alan Bulmer, … more

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Tippets: How to Double Haul, Inflatables for DIY Bonefishing

In the new episode of RIO’s “How To” series, RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth demonstrates how to learn the double haul, a useful skill for any angler to master. Louis Cahill points to a great technique for DIY bonefishing: Inflatables. … more

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Tippets: Averi Wratney on Becoming a Guide, Limit False Casts

Averi Mari Wratney shares her journey to steelheading and becoming a guide on the North Umpqua River in a recent piece via Denver Outfitters. Read part one here, and part two here. False casts often only hinder stroke and presentation, … more

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Tippets: Learning New Water, Fighting Bonefish in Mangroves

In a recent article Stephanie Winter of Big Hole Lodge in Montana gives expert advice on strategies for success when fishing new water. Via Postfly Box. “When you’re faced with big tides and the big fish they bring to the flats, you … more

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