Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Tying Bonefish Leaders, Invisible Waters

Using Lefty Kreh’s “fifty percent rule,” Tom Rowland of Saltwater Experience demonstrates how to create a fly fishing leader for bonefish. Even the unlikeliest of pockets can hold trout. In a recent article, Daniel Galhardo urges anglers to not overlook … more

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Tippets: Texas Redfish, Fixing Leaky Waders

Brian Irwin writes about a trip to Arroyo City, Texas, which “feels like you’re at the end of the earth,” to fish for redfish on the flats of the Lower Laguna Madre. Read about his trip as well as find … more

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Tippets: Waterproof Jacket Review, Proposed National Fish

Ted Leeson gives a selection of five waterproof-breathable jackets a tough test (in the shower and on the water), and reports on the outcome in a recent review article on Field & Stream. Recently introduced legislation would designate the striped … more

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Tippets: Conservation Hawk, Tactics for Trophy Trout

Founder of the group Conservation Hawks, Todd Tanner is dedicated to getting anglers involved in climate change. “Generic climate messages are not going to cut it. We need people who know the science but can speak to their tribe.” Read … more

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Tippets: Craven’s Screaming Banshee, Tenkara Tips, Pebble Auctions Equipment

Learn how to tie Charlie Craven’s Screaming Banshee fly with an instructional video on FrankenFly, as well as a detailed step-by-step tutorial via Charlie’s Fly Box. The skating caddis pattern is designed in the style of classic steelhead skater patterns and … more

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Tippets: Tying a Clinch Knot, Literary Treasures, Support Wild Fish in Washington

Will Sands of Colorado’s Taylor Creek Fly Shop demonstrates how to tie a “speed knot” in an instructional video posted via Gink & Gasoline. A recent post on the Orvis blog features William G. Tapply’s commentary on the literature of fly fishing, … more

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Tippets: Artificial Drifts, Adaptive Fly Rod, DIY Bonefishing

When fishing large lakes and reservoirs, especially in the spring, there’s rarely a still day. However, the wind can be used to an angler’s advantage, writes Jon Kleis. Read more about the principle he calls “artificial drift” in a recent … more

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Tippets: Repairing Gear, Tippet Material Study

What’s old is new again, with some common sense tips from the folks at Patagonia. Sean McCoy of Gear Junkie talks with Dominique Buncio, a repair tech with the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour, about how to repair old clothes. Using … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Potomac, Inside Cold Waters, Trick to Long Casts

The Potomac River attracts just as many anglers as it ever has, but now “The frying pan has been replaced by fly-fishing and spinning gear,” writes Fred Barbash in a recent article. Read more about this D.C. area treasure via … more

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Tippets: Practicing on Panfish, Tim Drummond’s Flies, Saving California Steelhead

Panfish are often disregarded as beginner fish or for kids. However, Joe Cermele writes about how chasing these species can sharpen your skills for the “grown up” species as well. Via Fly Talk, Field & Stream. Guide and fly tier Tim … more

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