Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Tying Tips, Hydropower Boom, Stripping Streamers

David Goodrich of Tumbleweed Fly & Tackle Company presents some tricks for working with peacock herl, in an instructional video for tying the “San Juan Devil.” While the United States and Europe are transitioning away from hydropower dams, developing countries are … more

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Tippets: Gift Guide, Judge Halts Process on Pebble, Safe Trailering

From tying supplies to water purification systems, Joe Cermele and Kirk Deeter present a 30-item gear gift guide for anglers. Via Field & Stream. Alaska Public Media reports that U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland has issued a preliminary … more

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Tippets: Conversation with Kelly Galloup, Buffer Trees Benefit Streams

Kelly Galloup talks with Greg Thomas of Fly Rod & Reel about his love for big flies and fish in a recent interview on Angler’s Tonic. New research from the Stroud Water Research Center has shown a buffer of trees … more

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Tippets: Short Casts, Concerns on Mt. Polley Mine

While distance casts are important, accuracy is a huge part of success and perhaps “the most valuable asset,” writes Bruce Chard, “is speed.” In a recent article, Chard goes over some techniques for making short casts on salt flats. Months … more

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Tippets: Base Layering, Sensor Fish Measure Stressors

When heading out on the water this winter, leave the cotton at home, advises Ben Kryzinski. While it may indeed be the cheap and easy option and everyone has a favorite T-shirt, wool and synthetics are worth their weight in … more

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Tippets: Global Fishing Watch, Let It Ride, In for a Shock

Google has teamed up with mapping company SkyTruth and marine-advocacy group Oceana to develop a tool called “Global Fishing Watch.” By mapping commercial fishing boat locations, it is hoped this technology will help monitor illegal fishing activity. Even a misplaced … more

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Tippets: Jackman in “The River,” Carp and Collaboration, Best New Flies for 2015

Hugh Jackman stars in a new play which centers around a man’s relationship with two women, set against the backdrop of a fly-fishing trip. “The River,” will run at the Circle on the Square theatre in New York. Via The Independent. Operators … more

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Tippets: Micro Fishing, Natives in Yellowstone

Breaking large bodies of water into smaller segments is the difference between good fly fishing and great fly fishing. Kirk Deeter writes about several strategies for doing so in a recent article on Field & Stream’s Fly Talk blog. “Micro adjustments … more

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Tippets: Places That Speak Your Name, Salmon vs. Natural Gas, Aging Redfish

Every angler has a favorite water.  And as Russ Lumpkin writes of his, “I love the spot, but loving a place so much that it speaks your name can be burdensome.” Read more on Sporting Classics. First Nations are fighting … more

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Tippets: Dark Arts, Low Flows on the Deschutes, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

In Hatch Magazine, Steve Zakur writes about pursuing “The Dark Art” of nymphing. “You don’t want to do it but you must fish and when the trout aren’t looking up you can either practice casting” he writes, or “get it … more

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