Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Jimmy Kimmel’s Bucket List, Ten Tips for Rigging

A recent piece on the Robb Report follows late night personality Jimmy Kimmel’s trip to Montana, where he fulfills one goal on his bucket list: fly fishing Montana’s Gallatin river, where many of the scenes in the 1992 film adaptation of … more

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Tippets: Interview with the Provo Brothers, Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Ian and Neil Provo pair their passions of backcountry skiing and fly fishing in films that take inspiration from the legendary Warren Miller snow-sports films. The Provo brothers sit down for an interview with Phil Monahan on Orvis to talk … more

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Tippets: On Nymphing Rigs, Support Project Healing Waters

Domenick Swentosky writes about developing a nymphing rig that worked for his fishing style. “These three elements of my nymphing rig changed: I took fly line out of the mix, I allowed only one diameter of tippet under the water, … more

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Tippets: Persistence of Pike, Fly Choice vs. Presentation, Tying the Steelhead Bugger

David Goodrich writes about fly fishing for pike in an inhospitable environment.  “We forget about what it takes to survive. Our buttons and knobs that complete simple tasks lead us to believe that a fish can be an annoyance, a … more

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Tippets: No-hackle Dries, Kreh on Tenkara, Photographs of Adrienne Comeau

For a change from classic deer hair dry flies try out a CDC wing BWO, “that presents a crisp body profile and a convincing wing profile to the hungry trout.” View the pattern and tying instructions via Rakkenes. At last … more

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Tippets: Tying the Flat Fred, Interview with Oliver White

Charlie Craven features Charlie Bisharat’s Flat Fred Fly in a recent instructional in Fly Fisherman. “Lying flat on the surface, the Flat Fred imitates a dying or crippled baitfish twitching and twerking at the surface,” Craven explains, “and there’s not a fish … more

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Tippets: Fishing Eddies, State Fish, International Trout Congress

While most anglers look for pools, riffles, and runs for where fish hold, eddies can be productive as well, writes Alan Bulmer. Read more on tactics for effectively fishing swirling eddies, via Active Angling New Zealand. Each U.S. state has … more

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Tippets: Packing Up, Benefits of Tying

While not fly-fishing-specific, a recent piece by Brendan Leonard offers good (and humorous) advice on lightening your pack load for backcountry trips. Read more here before spring camping and backpacking seasons begin. Via Adventure Journal. Buying flies is indeed faster … more

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Tippets: Saving California’s Salmon, Travels of Dorado, The Colorado River’s Drought, Snake River Sockeye

A recent article in The New York Times examines the history and present workings of hatcheries. Dr. John Carlos Garza, a geneticist working to save California’s threatened salmon populations, wrote critically about the role of hatcheries in a recent report. “It’s … more

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Tippets: Goodrich’s Fly Hacks, Three-knot Anglers, Finding Fontinalis

David Goodrich is back at the tying bench with a new installment of “Fly Hacks.” Learn some great tips and how to tie the “Headless Horseman” here. In a recent editorial, Kirk Deeter addresses head-on the topic of “growing the … more

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