Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: State of Streamers, Avoiding Hypothermia

Kelly Galloup writes about the “fastest growing niche in fly fishing for anglers of all ages”: streamer fishing. Read more about Galloup’s view on the development of the technique via Hip to the Sip. Even while spring air temperatures are … more

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Tippets: Fishing Icon Flip Pallot, White Wool Indicators

Flip Pallot is a genuine legend of fly fishing, and as Orlo Dietrich writes, “he is not just a fly fisherman, he is what a fly fisherman should be.” Read more of Dietrich’s piece on Pallot in a recent article … more

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Tippets: New Waters, National Parks for the Bahamas, Simms Mitts Review

From websites and social media to fly shops and friends, don’t miss Jason Tucker’s recent article on getting your bearings when fishing new water. The Grand Bahama branch of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has launched a new website aimed … more

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Tippets: Mending Line, Bristol Bay Update, Currier’s World Travels

Mending your line give you a better drift, but mastering the skill to do so can be difficult. Tom Rosenbauer offers tips for achieving good drifts in a recent video and article via Orvis. While the fight to save Bristol … more

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Tippets: Commercial Fly Tying, Northern Migrations, Tips for a New Season

There is still room for individual commercial fly tiers, says Charlie Craven, but you have to find a niche. Read more about what you need to know if you want to sell flies commercially in a recent interview with Craven … more

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Tippets: Long Leaders, Invasive Landmarks, Buggy Flies

Especially in clear water conditions, extra feet of leader/tippet is worth more than extra feet of casting distance, writes Kirk Deeter. He gives some tips on mastering building and turning over longer leaders in a recent piece on Field and … more

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Tippets: Becoming a Guide, Bonefish & Sunscreen, Washington’s High Lakes

If you’re a guide, or working to become one, don’t miss Cameron Rhodes’s advice on how to do the job better. Perhaps most importantly: “Never lose sight of why you became a guide. Few get the opportunity to be guides and … more

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Tippets: Tying the X-Tail, Lost & Found on the Salt River

In a recent video, musky master David Goodrich explains everything you need to know about hook mechanics and choice, and also demonstrates how to tie his go-to pattern, the X-Tail HTV. Don’t miss this episode of “Fly Hacks.” Two years … more

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Tippets: Outdoor Photography Tips, Oregon Chub De-listed, Teaching Tenkara

Jess McGlothlin outlines key tenets of good outdoor photography. Before the next season of fishing begins, don’t miss this informative read. Via Chi Wulff. The Oregon chub is on its way to becoming the first fish to be removed from … more

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Tippets: Measuring Up, Women’s Wader Review, Marine Reserves Help Migration

Fly fishing rods, lines and leaders are like “some weird SAT math question,” writes Morgan Lyle. “They’re full of numbers—numbers that don’t necessarily correlate with anything in real life.” Lyle clears up the confusion, explaining things like what a “5 … more

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