Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Secrets to Success, Amethyst Brook Dam Removal, Spring Revive

In a recent blog post Anthony Naples has straightforward advice for the beginning fly angler: “take some time to focus on these two things: finding fish and being stealthy.” Because no amount of expensive gear can make up for knowing your home … more

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Tippets: New Zealand Browns, Restoring Flows to the Yampa, Stillwater Tactics

Ross Purnell, editor of Fly Fisherman magazine, returns from a recent trip to New Zealand with some amazing footage of the big brown trout of the Ngongotaha Stream. Change the Course and the Colorado Water Trust partnered up to execute a … more

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Tippets: Spotting Trout, Colorado River Delta, Predatory Pike

In many cases, success on the water depends on your ability to read the water and locate where the fish are holding. Ed Engle gives some tips for observation in the Lone Angler Journal. Due to diversions and dams, the … more

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Tippets: Film Talk, Warming Climate, Made in the USA

After attending a recent showing of the 2014 F3T, Jake Ricks has some solid advice for future film producers. Check out the most overused phrases in fly fishing films via Bumpy Water. A warming climate is making Montana waters too … more

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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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