Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Patterns You Hate to Love, Interview with Bruce Chard

There are classic and beautiful flies that are easy to love and fish. However, “There comes a time in every fly fisher’s life when your morals are compromised. Sure, you can stay pure and fish that dry fly upstream all … more

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Tippets: How to See More Fish, Aquatic Species Biodiversity Map

Sight fishing is one of the most exhilarating ways to target fish, and one of the most satisfying when successful. Owen Plair writes about strategies for seeing fish in a recent article on Gink & Gasoline. Scientists plan to create … more

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Tippets: Winter Flies, Tips for Finding Trout

Flies for winter fishing often require finesse in design and presentation. However, “While I admit that trout can seem especially fastidious in winter,” writes Jason Klass, “I also think that we’re at an advantage as anglers since they’re also (although … more

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Tippets: Winter Mindset, Setting Goals for a New Season

Winter fishing is completely unlike other seasons, writes Spencer Durrant. “Catching fish during winter requires not a different skillset, but a different mindset.” Read about strategies for finding success and enjoyment during this unique season, via Hatch Magazine. A new … more

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Tippets: Choosing Deer and Elk Hair, Solar Ovens for the Backcountry

In this short video, Kelly Galloup outlines various types of deer and elk hair and describes why you would use one over the over for specific fly tying applications. Find information on the specific products mentioned via Franken Fly. Gear Junkie … more

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Tippets: New DIY Regulations for Bahamas, The Best Fly Fishing Books

Bjorn Stromsness outlines new regulations for DIY fishing in the Bahamas, set to take effect January 1, 2017. Read projections for how the regulations will affect anglers via Bonefish on the Brain. There’s no shortage of books about fly fishing, … more

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Tippets: Rigging Nymphs, Teaching Kids to Cast

In this article on Current Seams, Steve Culton writes about how to rig a drop-shot tandem nymph. “There’s much I like about the drop-shot design theory. The weight is at the bottom end of the rig, and, consequently, along the … more

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Tippets: Modern Streamer Fishing, Barefoot vs. Stockingfoot Waders

From materials and motion to stripping speed and fish behavior, Domenick Swentosky examines questions regarding streamer fishing. “I have far more questions than answers about the streamer game,” Swentosky writes. “It’s hard to form conclusions without consistent feedback — and … more

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Tippets: FlyLife Photo Contest, Tips for Tying Season

FlyLife Magazine is hosting their annual photo contest, celebrating “fly fishing photography in all its glorious forms. Landscapes, trophy shots, macro images, still life and portraits all have powerful roles in telling great FlyLife stories throughout the years.” All entries … more

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Tippets: Flies for Winter Trout, Impacts of Catch and Release

In this recent article Stefan Woodruff of Ellensburg Angler highlights the often overlooked winter trout fishing of the Pacific Northwest and outlines the best flies to have in your box. The Wild Steelhead Coalition has published research on the “Catch … more

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