Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Florida Keys Initiative, Streamer Design, Water Out West

Mike Hodge explains the issues facing the Florida Keys fishery and what we can do to better understand and help the ecosystem, as he highlights the work presently being done by the Florida Keys Initiative. Via The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. In … more

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Tippets: Spring Spawning, Streamer Tactics, Exporting Asian Carp

Tread lightly when fishing this spring, and be aware of spawning redds in the gravel underfoot. Read more about what to look out for via The Current Stream. From knot preference to patterns and depth, Tim Romano offers advice on streamer … more

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Tippets: Lake Michigan Fishing Forecast, Matching Rod Size to Quarry, Lawsuit to Protect Sturgeon

Howard Meyerson predicts a cold summer for Lake Michigan, and smaller-sized salmon and steelead. Read more about the assessment of the fishery via The Outdoor Journal. Choosing the right rod size, especially for warm water angling, is important for the … more

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Tippets: Sandy River Smelt, Basics of Spey Fishing, Proposed Protections for Bahamas

Smelt returning to the Sandy River bring with them hope for the future and evidence of a rejuvenating ecosystem. Mia Sheppard writes about protections for these small bait fish, an important food source for steelhead, via Oregon Steelhead. Morgan Lyle … more

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Tippets: Clark Fork Revival, Bonefish for Beginners, Size Matters

After more than a century of lifelessness due to mine tailings, the headwaters of the Clark Fork River could soon become a popular fishing destination after restoration efforts have been successful, reports Rob Chaney in The Missoulian. Chris Clayton highlights … more

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Tippets: Striped Bass Data Collection, Tips for Grass Carp, Ferrying Salmon to the Sea

New York State would like the help of anglers in a fishery research project with data collection on striped bass. “Anglers can document their fishing activities, compile their fishing data and plan more effective fishing trips. They will also be contributing … more

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Tippets: Casting Tenkara, New York Water Quality Testing, Trout Tracks

Daniel Galhardo gives some advice for improving your Tenkara cast by examining your rod grip. In one word: relax. Via Tenkara USA. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has slashed the state’s water quality testing budget and … more

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Tippets: Dam Removals, Asian Carp Move North, Beating Seasickness

From Kentucky to Oregon and all places in between, dam removal projects are occurring in many states. A recent post on Moldy Chum highlights a few. Asian carp eggs have been found in the Mississippi River 250 miles north of … more

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Tippets: Economy of Wraps, Movements of Steelhead, Treating Trout Right

Proportions in fly tying are especially important for small flies and picky trout. Louis Cahill offers some advice for wrapping thread that will result in more efficient and more aesthetic flies. In an effort to better understand how steelhead move … more

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Tippets: Protecting the Great Lakes, Fallacy of False Casting, Know Your Water Usage

Recently introduced legislation H.R. 4001, known as the Defending Against Aquatic Invasive Species Act, would authorize swift preventative actions for blocking Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. False casting is used to build momentum and shoot out line. But … more

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