Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: “Eat Sleep Fish” Interview, Colorado River Economy, Tying Catskill-Style Wings

Zach Matthews of The Itinerant Angler sits down for an interview with UK-based Eat Sleep Fish, covering everything from his day job as a trial lawyer to his popular podcast. The Q&A is an interesting read. A team of researchers from Arizona … more

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Tippets: Learning a Loop Knot, Clean Up Runoff, Linehan Interview

A loop knot is an essential part of any saltwater flats rig, as well as for many warmwater fishing situations. In this short instructional video from Fin Lovers, Ed Truter demonstrates an easy-to-tie (and remember) loop knot. Water runoff from … more

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Tippets: Tying Tenkara Flies, Colorado Think Tank, Facts on Bluegill

A recent video series from Tenkara USA will help anglers tie specific tenkara flies. Begin with this episode hosted by Malcom Daly. The newly established Colorado River Research Group is made up of ten of the most knowledgeable experts on … more

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Tippets: On Hiring a Guide, Stop Boundary Waters Sulfur Mine

While in many anglers the do-it-yourself ethos runs deep, Matthew Copeland makes a great case for at least once a year hiring a fly fishing guide. “We may not live the globetrotting, fishing bro lifestyle, but every now and again,” Copeland … more

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Tippets: Field to Fly, North Dakota Pipeline Spill

Matthew Copeland recently wrote a great piece on making use of every part of an animal, going from the hunting field to the tying desk. “Even though it’s little more than a symbolic gesture, there’s a certain satisfaction that comes with carrying a … more

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Tippets: DIY Fly Fishing, Maine Dam Removals

Planning fishing destination trips is now easier than perhaps it’s ever been. And in a recent piece on Hatch Magazine, S. Chris Hunt dishes out great advice for “DIY fly fishing” on everything from Google mapping to meals and transportation. … more

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Tippets: Food Chain, On the Rocks, Underwater Photography

After spawning, salmon die, and in doing so they feed entire ecosystems. From grizzlies to wolves, at least 137 different species depend on pacific salmon carcasses for survival. Read more from Ed Hunt via Salmon Nation. Rocks are an important … more

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Tippets: Big Fish on Tenkara, Report on Small Streams

While it’s often viewed as a tool for small streams and small fish, tenkara can be effective for larger fish, too. Louis Cahill has some good advice for fighting big fish on a tenkara rod in a recent piece on Gink … more

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Tippets: Lost Lines, Becoming a Better Fishing Partner

Researchers are using lost and snagged fishing line to monitor illegal fishing activities in no-take marine reserves such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia. The results of the study, published recently in the journal PLOS ONE, found … more

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Tippets: Packing an Extra Rod, Virtual Ride on the Elwha

When a situation calls for an extra rod in tow, figuring out how to transport it can be tricky. In a recent video and post on Fin Lovers, Edward Truter demonstrates how to effectively attach a fly rod to a … more

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