Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Making Short Casts, Flies for Night Fishing

John Juracek writes about the puzzling difficulty of making short casts. “If you find that you can cast twenty feet (this includes your leader) repeatedly, accurately, with a tight loop,” he writes, “indeed, you are casting better than 98% of … more

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Tippets: Profile on Poul Bech, Euro-nymphing Techniques

Poul Bech—aka The Bechman—is a legendary figure in British Columbia steelhead fly fishing and conservation. “His approach to conservation advocacy mirrors his approach to fishing. He travels the highways and gravel roads keeping to himself, staying off the grid.” Read … more

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Tippets: Camille Egdorf on Fishing Providence Atoll, Problem Solving on the Water, New Knots Book

Camille Egdorf recently fly fished Providence Atoll with fellow anglers Gerhard Laubscher and Tim Babich, as well as Confluence filmmakers Jim Klug, Chris Patterson, and Colin Witherill. Egdorf talks about the trip as well as women in the sport, via … more

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Tippets: One Fish Days, Essential Winter Gear

Sometimes all it takes is one good fish to turn around a day. Steven Brutger writes about a moment of “sheer luck” that made for a great day on the water. Via Stalking the Seam. From layering and headwear to shades … more

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Tippets: Tarpon Tips, 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Fly fishing for tarpon presents a steep learning curve. Louis Cahill outlines 10 common mistakes first-time anglers make, from strip setting to casting in the wind. Read more on Gink & Gasoline. With the holiday season quickly approaching, don’t miss … more

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Tippets: New Owner of Thomas & Thomas, Front Range Flies

The new owner of Thomas & Thomas, Neville Orsmond, is breathing new life into the historic company. He credits “listening to the right people about what they need in a rod and how we can meet those needs.” Read more … more

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Tippets: McGlothlin on the South Pacific, Swinging for Steelhead

Bjorn Stromsness interviews Jess McGlothlin about her recent fishing expedition to the South Pacific. From photo shoots to fishing salt flats, don’t miss the engaging conversation via Bonefish on the Brain. In a recent article Dave Karczynski writes about one … more

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Tippets: Streamer Chronicles with Kelly Galloup, Travel on the Cheap

The patterns and work of Kelly Galloup are featured in Episode 2 of “Streamer Chronicles” from Fly Fishing the Ozarks. Galloup’s fly designs include the Sex Dungeon, Zoo Cougar, Stacked Blonde, Nancy P, and many more articulated streamer patterns. Great … more

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Tippets: New Flash for Old Flies, Roof-Top Tents

We all have old flies in our box.  Justin Pickett writes a great article on how to give those old patterns new life. “It’s a lot of fun to experiment with patterns while sitting at the tying bench, but it … more

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Tippets: Pattern vs. Presentation, High Country Brook Trout

Pattern vs. presentation is an age-old debate among fly anglers and it merits serious thought, writes Domenick Swentosky, because it’s true “that trout will eat anything, but sometimes they eat another thing better.” Read more via Troutbitten. In a recent … more

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