Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Harrison’s Sporting Journals, Setting the Hook, Loon Live: Swing-Toberfest Tonight

Taken from pages of Jim Harrison’s sporting journals, this compilation on Field & Stream ranges from fishing for brook trout in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to bird hunting in the Southwest. The story originally appeared in print in the Dec. 2008–Jan. … more

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Tippets: Reflecting on “A River Runs Through It,” Small Stream Stealth

Forty years ago Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It was published and forever changed the world of fly fishing. “Fishing had been transformed from a hobby to the inside language of his family’s tragedy,” writes Will Ryan in American … more

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Tippets: Chasing Gold, Revival Techniques

Chasing trophy brown trout is similar to looking for gold: “It requires every ounce of energy and stubborn persistence that one can muster up to have any hope at finding enough gold to come out ahead,” writes Kent Klewein. Read … more

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Tippets: Colorado’s Cache La Poudre, Fighting Fish Fast

Colorado is well-known for its trout fishing, but one river often flies under the radar: the Cache la Poudre. “Seventy-six miles of the Cache la Poudre River was designated as both Wild & Scenic by Congress in 1986, and it … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Beaver Ponds, Chasing the Salmonfly Hatch

In the most recent episode of Trout Tips, Chris Hunt talks about what to do and what not to do when fishing a backcountry beaver pond. In this article on Fly Fisherman, Montana-based guide Eric Paulson writes about chasing salmonfly … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Veterans, Exploring the Faroe Islands

In this article, John Herzer of Blackfoot River Outfitters in Montana writes about leading multi-day-float fishing trips for military veterans. “Although the participants rave about the healing power and personal relationship-building of the experience, make no mistake: the growth and strength … more

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Tippets: Choke Up Your Cast, Patagonia Worn Wear

Drawing a parallel with baseball, Ivan Orsic writes about why “choking up” on a fly rod can work to an angler’s benefit. “If pinpoint accuracy is required and the appropriate distance can be achieved without worry, consider choking up on … more

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Tippets: Revive Magazine Final Issue, Tying the Davy Knot

After a seven year run, Revive magazine has published their final issue. Including pieces ranging from fly  fishing Norway to taking a stand against mining in the Pacific Northwest, read freely online here. There is no shortage of knots to … more

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Tippets: Choosing Your Target, Wildfire Awareness

There’s a choice when it comes to targeting trout: numbers or size. Domenick Swentosky writes about choosing many fish or chasing trophies in this article via Troutbitten. “The American West is a tinderbox right now with more than 80 fires … more

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Tippets: Playing Fish on Windy Days, Tenkara Lines

Wind is an always present factor of fly fishing in Wyoming, and Bob Reece explains how it not only affects casting but also landing fish. “This weather altering force can also act as a source of frustration for many anglers. … more

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