Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Pruitt Denies Climate Change, California Salmon, Op-Ed on the Pebble Mine, Great Lakes Steelhead

Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, recently stated that humans are not responsible for the changing climate. Pruitt “has dismissed decades of research, thousands upon thousands of peer-reviewed climate papers, and the near-unanimous opinion of the scientific community,” writes Todd Tanner. … more

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Tippets: Fishing Around Structure, Dorsey Talks Midge Patterns

When you hook a big fish in open water you can let it run. However, hooking up around a dock or structure requires strategy. In this recent article John Kumiski outlines techniques for fly fishing around structure. Via Florida Sportsman. … more

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Tippets: Cold Weather Streamers, Choosing the Right Dubbing

When cold weather hits, the go-to flies are usually small nymph patterns. However, there is good reason to reach for big streamers instead, writes Jason Randall. “Larger fish target smaller fish weakened by the thin energy budget in the winter … more

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Tippets: Rethinking Wet Flies, How to Fish with Indicators

Wet flies might be considered “classic” patterns but are still effective for 21st century trout, writes Scott Sanchez. “Wet flies are a fun and effective way to fish, and a great link to the gilded age of fly fishing. Tie … more

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Tippets: Anglers’ Voice on Public Lands, Casting Large Flies

An Obama-era order, the BLM’s “Planning 2.0 rule,” gave anglers and other outdoor recreationists an equal voice with drillers, ranchers, loggers, and other industrial interests regarding how the government manages over 250 million acres of federal lands. As Emily J. … more

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Tippets: Interview with Brian O’Keefe, Early Spring Nymphs

One of the world’s top fly fishing photographers, Brian O’Keefe, sits down for an interview with Jimmy Langman in Patagon Journal. “Personally, I have never considered photography a career or job. I call it a hobby out of control.” Read … more

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Tippets: Getting Kids Fishing, Choosing Tying Scissors

“Success here boils down to knowing what to do, keeping the pressure off and above all else, lots and lots of patience.” Read five key steps to keeping kids interested and engaged from Ben Duchesney via Postfly Box. In a recent … more

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Tippets: Connecting Fly Line to Leader, Tying Classic Salmon Flies

In a recent article Devin Olsen demonstrates how to make the connection from fly line to leader. He demonstrates two techniques: a blood knot connection for monofilament fly lines, and a superglue splice for braided core lines. Via Gink & Gasoline. … more

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Tippets: Spring Mayflies, Holding Water for Steelhead

Spring is in the air, and “The last throes of winter are a harbinger of things coming soon to a river near you,” writes Jonathan Wright, “both on and under the water.” Read his article on the first mayflies of … more

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Tippets: Tips for Permit, Streamer Chronicles with Chad Johnson

From seeing fish and reading water, to practicing and asking the right questions, Tim Harden outlines five tips for fly fishing for permit. “Fly fishing for permit is a tough game, and having just returned from a trip to the … more

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