Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Flies for Winter Trout, Impacts of Catch and Release

In this recent article Stefan Woodruff of Ellensburg Angler highlights the often overlooked winter trout fishing of the Pacific Northwest and outlines the best flies to have in your box. The Wild Steelhead Coalition has published research on the “Catch … more

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Tippets: Streamer Chronicles with Alex Lafkas, Switch vs. Spey Rods

Episode 3 of Streamer Chronicles from Fly Fishing the Ozarks features Alex Lafkas, a guide in Michigan and Arkansas who has had great influence on the big streamer game on the White River, Arkansas. Watch here. From their history and … more

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Tippets: Streamwalker Nets, Physics of Spey Casting

Leif Mermagen makes nets by hand in upstate New York. Matt Smythe highlights his work and craft philosophy for Streamwalker Nets in an interview published in POST Magazine. Physics is physics, writes Aitor Coteron, and it “governs the phenomena involved … more

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Tippets: Targeting Roosterfish, Casting Style vs. Technique

Roosterfish are hard-fighting and elusive.  If you plan on pursuing them with a fly rod don’t miss great advice from Kyle Banashek, ranging from travel logistics to gear and technique. Via Gink & Gasoline. In this recent article John Juracek writes … more

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Tippets: Steelhead Presentation Technique, Let the Fly Ride

In this short instructional video from Sage learn how to present flies while steelheading. Techniques covered include: reading water, and profile, speed and fly depth. The typical reaction to an errant cast is to pick up the line and re-cast. … more

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Tippets: Prison Fishing, Layering for Winter

“Fishing is a privilege,” writes Kris Millgate as she reflects on a trip to Alcatraz Island in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  The prisoners who once lived there “weren’t thinking about what they would miss when they did the thing … more

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Tippets: 2017 Hardly Strictly Musky Registration, Gift Ideas for Anglers

Registration for the 2017 Hardly Strictly Musky event is now open. This largest and longest-running musky on the fly event will be held May 11-13, 2017 on the Collins River near McMinnville, Tennessee. From multi-tools and stoves to rafts and … more

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Tippets: 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, Apps for the Outdoors

From rods and reels to clothing and charitable giving opportunities, Gink & Gasoline’s 2017 holiday gift guide is a great place to start for shopping for anglers this season. Being out on the water presents a great opportunity to learn … more

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Tippets: Reading Maps, Interview with Dr. Andy Danylchuk

There’s a lost art to reading a map. “Whether you hop online or break open that old Gazetteer, taking a few minutes to look at your favorite lake or river can pay off significantly. You’ll learn things about waters you … more

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Tippets: Guide Questions, Satellites and Surface Water

Read guide Stephanie Winter’s advice for questions you should ask your fly fishing guide, covering everything from fly selection to accessibility. “It’s our job as guides to answer your questions and explain what we’re doing and why. Take advantage of your … more

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