Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Record Carp Caught in West Virginia, How to Fight Fish

Angler Laken Fleming is awaiting word on her possible new International Game Fish Association world record for a 33-inch, 14.25-pound common carp caught at Stonewall Jackson Lake in West Virginia. “I have fought sharks in the Bahamas and Belize, but I had yet to … more

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Tippets: Study Finds Fish Recognize Faces, Gear for Olympic Steelhead

New research published in the journal Scientific Reports reveals that archerfish can tell a familiar human face from dozens of new faces with surprising accuracy. For more information, read this interview with Dr. Cait Newport, a research fellow in Oxford … more

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Tippets: Tying “The Fire Bird,” Fixing Common Mistakes

The Fire Bird is a classic Bird’s Nest pattern with an added hot spot using UV Fly Paint to give it extra flare. View the tying tutorial via Loon Outdoors. Looking back on progress you’ve made as an angler can … more

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Tippets: Access in Montana, Fishing the Stonefly Hatch

Election years challenge political alliances as well as river access. Ben Long writes about heated tensions in Montana in a recent article on Gear Junkie. “Elsewhere in the West, folks are fond of the adage that ‘whiskey is for drinking; water … more

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Tippets: Fishing Belize, Tips for Teaching Kids, Highcountry Flies

Steven Brutger writes about a 5-day fly fishing trip to Belize. “We developed a rhythm. Rise with the sun, drink coffee, commute to the flats.” Read more on Stalking the Seam. Teaching a young person to fly fish can be … more

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Tippets: Competing in the Flyathon, Gear Aid Patches

The Flyathon is a race created by Andrew Todd, an avid trail runner and fly angler, who combined his two passions into one event. “Each Flyathlon race is specifically designed to get people excited about recreating in the most beautiful … more

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Tippets: Great Lakes Carp, Leader Modification, Tenkara in 2016

If carp fishing the Great Lakes isn’t on your bucket list, it will be after reading Jason Tucker’s list of reasons why it ranks up there with the Bahamas and bonefish. Via Gink & Gasoline. Changing conditions can necessitate changing … more

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Tippets: Understanding Mayflies, Dressing Dry Flies

Paul Weamer outlines the identification, life cycle, and fly pattern imitation of mayflies in a recent article via Fly Fisherman. “Many anglers who do not know the scientific names are fond of saying that trout don’t speak Latin,” he writes. … more

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Tippets: Mile High 25 Tournament, Top Smallmouth Flies

Angler’s All will host the first annual Mile High 25, a fly fishing tournament that puts two-person teams in a competition to catch the most species in two days. The team with the most species from a list of 25 … more

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Tippets: First Graphene Rod Built, Taking Fish Friendly Photos

World champion angler Scott Mackenzie and engineer Gary Savage, who worked on heat shields for NASA space shuttles, say they have made the first graphene fishing rod. Graphene is a form of carbon and is many times stronger than steel. … more

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