Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Knowledge Guides, Tying the ARF Sculpin Pattern

A new school in Montana will help turn fly fishing guides into “knowledge” guides, incorporating training in environmental issues such as climate change and invasive species, as well as the ethics of fish handling. “Guides have this audience that is … more

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Tippets: Fishing for Striped Bass, CHALK Film Kickstarter

From gear and flies to time of day, Ben Duchesney outlines strategies for fishing for striped bass this spring. “Hidden under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, out of sight from humans, there is a whole lot going on,” he … more

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Tippets: Getting the Most from Fly Reels, Runoff in the Rockies

Setting the drag correctly to the species of fish you’re targeting can help you be more efficient on the water. Louis Cahill writes about how to get the most out of your fly reel in this recent article. “In the old … more

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Tippets: Tips on Buying Waders, Top Sowbug Patterns

From material to fit and form, choosing waders can be an overwhelming task. This article from Wading Lab helps sort through factors to weigh in your decision. “This buying guide will give you the basic outlines of the popular types … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Grand Slam in Belize, Fly Tying Starter Kits

Jon Gluck writes about his pursuit of the elusive Grand Slam, “catching three of the sport’s most coveted prizes — bonefish, permit and tarpon — in the same fishery, on the same day or trip.” One of the best places … more

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Tippets: Buys that Give Back, Interview with Richard Franklin

In this article Hilary Hutcheson highlights fly fishing gear from companies that give back to worthy causes. From public land access to wild steelhead, Costa’s Kick Plastic campaign to Casting for Recovery, check out a list of gear and apparel you … more

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Tippets: What’s in Your Pack, Top Five All-around Flies

Some anglers go minimalist in their approach to the gear they carry on the water, while others pack for preparedness in all things. In this article Tanner Smith shares what he carries on the water, from pack and flies to sunscreen … more

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Tippets: Spring Streamers, Pride of Being a Guide

“Pre-runoff, streamer fishing can be some of the best streamer fishing you can encounter all year,” writes Ivan Orsic. From persistence and presentation to rod weight and mastering the dead drift, Orsic details five ways to improve your streamer fishing … more

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Tippets: Casting Heavy Flies, Fly Pattern for Smallmouth

Casting heavy flies, or multiple fly rigs, can be difficult to manage. Watch Tim Rajeff demonstrate techniques for managing these situations in this short instructional video. In this article via American Angler, Ted Fauceglia presents a great fly pattern for … more

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Tippets: Making it as a Guide, Tenkara Style Fly Presentation

Working as a fly fishing guide is often romanticized, but the work itself is difficult. From communication skills to boat handling and navigation, to swiftwater rescue and wilderness medicine techniques, being a guide requires a diverse skill set. In this … more

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