Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: 2016 Breaking Barriers Award, World’s Best Blood Knot

Nelli Williams is the recipient of the 2016 Breaking Barriers Award from Orvis. Williams is Director for Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program and has played a critical role in conservation campaigns directed towards protecting Bristol Bay. “Her work is helping break down … more

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Tippets: Nature & Tarpon, Stillwater Bass

The “otherness” of nature is what grounds us, writes Monte Burke. Within the context of tarpon fishing he writes about why our relationship to the natural world matters in a recent piece on Forbes. “The take of a tarpon is … more

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Tippets: Flies of History, Always Be Prepared, Make a First Cast Count

Durability is an important attribute of any pattern, and flies housed at The American Museum of Fly Fishing are some of the oldest on record. Read more about the Haslinger Breviary (one of the oldest texts on fly fishing) and … more

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Tippets: Orvis-Endorsed Awards, Two-Hand Trout, Spring Flies

Winners of the 2016 Orvis-Endorsed Awards have been announced. The awards recognize excellence in sporting experiences through the Orvis Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Read more about this year’s winners. Steven Brutger writes about fishing two-handed rods for … more

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Tippets: Zimmerman Talks Carp, Summer Road Trips, Audubon’s Bullet Proof Fish

Author and fly tier Jay Zimmerman talks about flies and strategies for catching carp in the most recent Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio episode. Zimmerman also speaks about his book, “The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish … more

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Tippets: Planning Ahead, River Guide Willi Cannell, Catch More Trout

While spur-of-the-moment days can end well, a good game plan is important for success. From reading maps to fly presentation, Kent Klewein writes “a basic outline of what’s important and provide a foundation that fly anglers can use to further … more

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Tippets: Angling Author Pseudonyms, Tips for Tying Efficiency, Thailand’s Walking Cavefish

Angling authors have often used pseudonyms when publishing their works. An interesting new page via Wikipedia highlights the people behind the writing. Read more here. Bob Reece offers great tips for preparations that will make your time at the vise … more

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Tippets: Fishing Beaver Island, Spotting Tarpon, Peacock Herl Up Close

If you’re interested in planning a fishing trip to Beaver Island, don’t miss sage advice on prime season, accommodations, travel, and guides. Via Third Coast Fly. Tarpon can vanish in an instant. “Once you find a fish, or a school, … more

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Tippets: Fishing Argentina, Rigging Dropper Line

Jeremy Kehrein, Sporting Travel Program Manager for Orvis Adventures, pens a detailed guide on fishing Argentina in a recent post on the Orvis blog. “Patagonia is so large and its waters so varied that anglers can find any kind of … more

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Tippets: Long Leaders, Fishy Books, North 40 Magazine

Long leaders are often necessary on clear or low waters. Chris Dore outlines what you need to know when dealing with rigging long leaders and casting to wary and educated fish. Fishing literature goes beyond trout, and Matt Miller highlights … more

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