Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Dubbing Tutorial, Fish-Guiding Technology, Improve Your Casting Technique

Discussing everything from blending your own in a coffee grinder to making dubbing loops, Dennis Shaw presents a complete tutorial on dubbing via The Limp Cobra. A floating, fish-guidance boom is being installed to prevent migrating chinook salmon from taking … more

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Tippets: Color Choices, Utah Stream Access, Iced Guides

The color of flies and why and how they work can be points of contention.  Kirk Deeter delves into the topic, noting the difference of color on behavior above and below the water, in a recent post on Field & … more

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Tippets: Save Your Smart Phone, 2013 Dam Removals, Hatching Mayflies

Greg Thomas has some prudent advice for how to handle a soaked smart phone, an inevitability at some point when out on the water. Read more via Angler’s Tonic. A total of 51 dams were removed through river restoration projects … more

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Tippets: Right-Hand Retrieve, Polluted Runoff, Tips for Better Photos

Phil Monahan tackles the topic of right-hand retrieve on the Orvis blog, advising that “You should reel with whichever hand feels the most comfortable to you. You are not compromising any part of the fishing experience by using one hand … more

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Tippets: Guiding for Winter Steelhead, Frozen Fish, Thread Techniques for Tying

In a recent blog post, Bob Triggs announced he will no longer be guiding for winter run steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula. The reason? “The numbers of wild fish do not support sports fishing, not even a catch and release … more

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Tippets: Dealing with Deer Hair, Michigan Hatcheries, Chicago’s War on Carp

From grading and selecting deer hair to stacking and spinning, Kelly Galloup explains how to create deer hair collars in several instructional videos via Franken Fly. A recent article by Howard Meyerson features the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery, one of … more

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Tippets: Call to Action, More About Muskie, Fertilizing Forests

“Fly fishing is, at its heart, about our connection to something far greater and more perfect than modern existence,” writes Todd Tanner in a recent piece urging anglers to action to protect fisheries. Via Hatch Magazine. The muskellunge is a … more

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Tippets: Tenkara Techniques, Chemicals in English Streams, “Planned Intelligence”

From dead drifts to skating the fly, learn more about tenkara techniques with ten tips from Jason Klass via Tenkara USA. The rivers Test and Itchen, famous for their fly fishing history, are suffering from high chemical levels in their … more

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Tippets: Two-Handed Rod Techniques, Bonefish Survey, Magic Moments

Head over to the Sage blog for an overview of two-handed fly rods and techniques, from defining terms to explaining the difference between a skagit and scandi setup, by Mark Raisler, owner of Headhunters Fly Shop. To help gather data on … more

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Tippets: Glenn Brackett Interview, Swimming Right, Great Lakes Water Levels Dropping

Legendary rod maker Glenn Brackett gives a fascinating interview in a recent talk with Mark Huff, on everything from art and authors to sourcing bamboo and saltwaters. No matter how it looks in your vise, a fly that doesn’t ride right in … more

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