Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Euro vs. Indicator Nymphing, Focus on Esox

Devin Olsen writes about his work with Fly Fishing Team USA and his conversion from indicator nymphing to Euro nymphing. Olsen outlines the pros and cons of European nymphing methods in this article on Gink & Gasoline. Members of the … more

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Tippets: Choosing Fly Patterns, Looking for Winter Trout

Unless you’re fishing familiar water, wait until you’re streamside to tie on a fly. “Base your decision on your observations and experience,” advises George C. Costa, “not what the fly du jour was in your magazine subscription this month.” Via Hatch … more

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Tippets: Casting Posture, Fly Fishing Companions: Jimmy Carter and Sandra Day O’Connor

Posture matters on the water, writes Louis Cahill. “I realize that fishing is a leisure activity, but fly fishing at least, is also an athletic activity and like anything athletic, posture matters. Better posture means better casting and that means … more

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Tippets: Winter Fishing in the Midwest, Fly Fishing the Stop

The Midwest offers great winter fishing opportunities. A recent article on Outside Online highlights Michigan’s Upper Penninsula and Great Lakes steelhead. An important and often missed part of a good cast is the follow-through. “There is nothing more important about … more

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Tippets: Fishing New Water, Small Water Streamers

Fishing new water can be tricky. But following the advice on Casting Across for three things not to do when fishing new water can help up your game. “Overcoming the unfamiliarity of new water often means getting back to basics.” Streamers … more

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Tippets: Variations on the Clouser Minnow, Spey Casting Tips

In this article Justin Hanson explores different options for tying the classic Clouser minnow pattern. “The beauty of this fly is in its simplicity. This simplicity allows you to adapt the pattern to make it even better for your particular fishing … more

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Tippets: Raising Roosters with Tom Whiting, Nymph Rigging for Deep Water

In this short film Tom Whiting, owner and founder of the Colorado-based poultry genetics and production company Whiting Farms, talks about raising roosters for specialty feathers. Via Great Big Story. Winter fishing conditions call for getting your fly down to … more

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Tippets: Leaders for Musky, Winter Days in Colorado

David Goodrich outlines everything you need to know about musky leaders in a recent three-part video series. Part 1 focuses on mono vs. steel, Part 2 examines the length you will need, and in Part 3 you will learn how to … more

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Tippets: Old School Streamers, Galloup on Choosing a Vise

Today’s streamer choice can be too much fly for smaller streams, especially in winter conditions. But as Domenick Swentosky outlines, the older style of fishing streamers can work well in these situations. “The modern streamer approach asks trout to get up … more

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Tippets: 15 Tips for Spey Casting, Tying the Buckskin Nymph

In this article April Vokey addresses 15 tips for common errors in spey casting. From wading and casting too far to landing fish quickly, read her advice via Epic. The Buckskin Nymph is a simple and effective fly. Jason Klass revisits … more

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