Category Archives: Tippets

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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Tippets: Giant Fly Sale, Fishing Spring Runoff

Orvis is holding a “Giant Fly Sale,” which might not mean what you think, as Tom Rosenbauer demonstrates in this fun film short. The sale runs through the end of March and features 20 percent off all fly patterns. Check … more

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Tippets: North 40 Fly Shop eMag, Habits of Successful Anglers

The latest issue of the North 40 Fly Shop eMagazine features great articles ranging from floating Montana’s Smith River to tying with UV light, as well as the announcement of the return of the Montana Trout Spey Clave hosted on … more

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Tippets: Op-ed on Pebble Mine, Grass Carp Reach Great Lakes, Fish-Killing Parasite Identified in Big Hole River, Obama’s Wilderness Expansion

“Presidents and politicians come and go,” writes Danielle Stickman, “but the Pebble mine will always be the wrong mine in the wrong place.” Read Stickman’s op-ed about the long-term risks of the mine and the overwhelming oppositions to the mine … more

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Tippets: Bonefish Body Language, Targeting Winter Redfish

Being able to anticipate the next movement of a fish can help increase your rate of success on the water. In this article Owen Plair writes about how to read the body language of bonefish. “A few simple movements to look … more

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Tippets: Fly Rod & Reel Angler of the Year, Casting on the Flats

Brian Chan, “British Columbia’s soft-spoken and affable stillwater magician,” has been announced as Fly Rod & Reel’s 2016 Angler of the Year. Read more about Chan in this profile by Dana Sturn. Based on his own experience as a beginner … more

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Tippets: Communicating in the Backcountry, Shadows and Sunlight

Having a communication device in remote locations can save your life. From cell phones to emergency beacons, Joe Jackson outlines some of the best on the market in this recent article via Outside Online. We can’t always choose the optimal … more

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Tippets: Taimen Fundraiser, Expert Tips Roundup

An auction and raffle event, Taimen: A Party and a Cause, will be held Febraruary 17, 2017, at Harper Studios in Seattle, WA. The event will feature food and drinks, and music by South Sound Tug and Barge. All proceeds … more

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Tippets: A Steelhead Guide on Saltwater, Understanding Indicators

In a three-part series, steelhead guide Travis De Boer writes about his first saltwater fly fishing trip. Read his preconceived notions and they played out on the water for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Via Silver Bow Fly Shop. From yarn … more

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