Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Planning a Trip, BTT Fundraiser, Nitrogen in Colorado’s Snowpack

The summer trip season has started, and Kaitlin Groundwater of Madison Valley Ranch has five pieces of great advice for anyone embarking on a fly fishing trip. From buying flies to clothing layers, read more via Orvis. The Bonefish & Tarpon … more

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Tippets: Flight Apparel, Knot Strategies, Reintroduction of Yellowstone Cutthroat

Utah-based Flight Apparel creates high-quality, durable socks with unique designs, including carp scales, tarpon, dorado, roosterfish, Atlantic and Pacific salmon, golden, rainbow, and brown trout. Check out their website for more product details. Focus is often placed on learning specific … more

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Tippets: Joe Brooks Documentary, Ultimate Musky Flies, TroutBlitz

The website for the documentary in progress “Joe Brooks, The Story of How Love Changed Fishing Forever” is now live. Visit the site for more information and to donate funds to help make the film a reality. Contrary to whipping … more

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Tippets: Four-legged Fishing Friends, Bull Trout Recovery

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and also, writes Matt Labash, “the countdown clock I can’t help but hear ticking away inside of them.” Odds are good you will outlive your best friend. In a recent essay, Labash writes … more

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Tippets: Mastering the Sweep, Sawfish Virgin Births, Gear for Spring Floats

Elements of a good spey cast include: lift, sweep, set, circle up and pull to the target. Whitney Gould writes about the fundamentals of “the sweep” in a recent article on Gink & Gasoline. Smalltooth sawfish are on the verge of … more

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Tippets: Setting Up Terminal Tackle, Save Our Stripers

In a recent instructional video, Zach Matthews of the Itinerant Angler demonstrates how to set up terminal tackle. Including: how to add tippet to your leader, tie on a fly, add split shot, attach a balloon strike indicator, as well … more

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Tippets: Biking the Deschutes River Trail, Backcountry Tips, Bull Trout Border Crossings

Fly angler and cyclist Russ Roca pedals the Deschutes River Trail, chronicling the journey and search for the legendary salmon fly hatch, in a recent essay on The Path Less Pedaled. From packing gear to prepping meals, angler Madeline Brenneman … more

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Tippets: Alaska Salmon Leather, Behind the Photos

Tidal Vision has a goal: To reduce waste and encourage sustainable fishing by upcycling sustainable ocean byproducts. Their unique Alaska Salmon Leather products are made in the USA from sustainable fisheries. You can help support Tidal Vision’s mission by donating … more

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Tippets: Cuba and Fishing Tourism, First Permit

With the easing of relations between the United States and Cuba, American anglers are sure to set their sights on fishing Cuban waters. Professional angler Philip Thompson has created “Support the Cuban People Fishing Program” in preparation for increased tourism. … more

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Tippets: Saving Sandflea, Tandem Rigging

Guide and angling legend Alejandro Vega Cruz, better known as “Sandflea,” is in need of life-saving surgery. “He’s one of the finest anglers on the planet, a talent complimented by his larger than life, wonderful personality. The world has much … more

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