Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Dressing Flies, Setting Rivers Free, Silent Nemo

Jason Klass examines the benefits and drawbacks of sparse vs. robust flies in a recent post on Tenkara Talk. “Just as there’s no one way to catch a fish, there’s no one way to tie a fly,” Klass writes. With … more

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Tippets: DIY Floatant, Fall Spawning Coastal Cutthroats, Testing Yeti Coolers

For easy DIY instructions on fly floatant (as well as tag-along firestarters), check out these recent posts by Michael Gracie. In the Elwha River watershed, an isolated population of coastal cutthroat trout have been found to be spawning in the … more

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Tippets: Industry Inside, Nymphing Rigs, Snake River Salmon Recovery

Tom Sadler has worn many hats in the fly fishing industry. And now as director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, he is leading outdoor communicators through a new digital publishing world. Recently, he sat down for an interview … more

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Tippets: Winter Tenkara, Hatchery vs. Wild

Winter fishing brings its own set of unique frustrations. And in a recent piece on Hatch Magazine, Ben Kryzinski wonders whether tenkara might be the answer for at least a few of the challenges of cold weather fishing. The Nooksack … more

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Tippets: 15th Century Fishing, New Mines Raise Concerns, Stream Etiquette

Fishing is an ancient practice, and some of the techniques used in the Middle Ages may surprise you. Kenov Lokensgard does some digging into sporting texts from the 15the century on The Literary Fly Fisher. British Columbia’s plan for new … more

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Tippets: Interview with Zach Williams, Asian Carp DNA Detection Falls Short, Grayl Water Filter

Guide, instructor, owner of PNW Spey Guides, and founder & editor of Swing the Fly Magazine, Zach Williams takes time out of his busy schedule for an interview with Kyle Andes of Hammer Creek Fly Fishing. A new study from the … more

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Tippets: Farm Runoff, Pine & Kimmel Talk Fishing, Dos and Don’ts for Guided Trips

A new report from Datu Research shows the work yet to be done for voluntary adaption of conservation practices on agricultural land, which is the leading contributor to decreased water quality in the Mississippi River Basin. “Too much agricultural land … more

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Tippets: Saving Steelhead, Clinch Knot for Droppers, Fleshing Out Stories

Washinton’s Olympic Peninsula is home to one of the last native populations of winter steelhead in the state. A petition has been started to ask that the Statewide Steelhead Management Plan that was adopted by the Washington Fish and Wildlife … more

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Tippets: Tying Tenkara, Commercial Filming Directive

In a recent article, Daniel Galhardo writes about the design and efficacy of tenkara-style flies. “Just like I got into fly-fishing because of flies and fly-tying,” he writes, “I can say that the tenkara flies and what they represent certainly … more

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Tippets: False Casting, Facts on The Greenback

As tempting as it is to false cast between presentations, a little goes a long way, as Kent Klewein explains in a recent article, “The 4 Ways False Casting Hurts Anglers.” The state fish of Colorado, the Greenback cutthroat trout, has … more

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