Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Over-Educated, Impact of Human Noise, Wading Pants

Successful fishing isn’t just luck, and Phil Monahan shares an article by the late William G. Tapply on tactics for fooling “PhD” trout via Orvis. The implementation of a no-wake rule on a Minnesota lake and the good fishing thereafter caused … more

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Tippets: Focused on Wild, Steelhead Muddler, Wading Around Redds

From budget cuts to genetic research, there are many reasons wild fish populations need to be put back under the spotlight. Kirk Deeter highlights what he sees as “the next hotbutton issue in fly fishing” in a recent post on … more

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Tippets: Possible Record Tarpon Released, Madison River Environmental Assessment, Catch and Release Best Practices

Sport Fishing magazine reports that a possible record-setting tarpon caught on fly rod and reel has been caught and released off the coast of Nicaragua. An environmental assessment of the Madison River that incorporated concerns over social conflict, congestion, and … more

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Tippets: Restoring the Greenback, Big Fish and Small Flies, Logging in the Tongass

Kyle Perkins writes about the restoration of greenback cutthroat trout to Zimmerman Lake in Colorado. Accompanied with great photos, you can read the post via The Greenbacks website of Trout Unlimited. Contrary to popular belief, big fish don’t always take … more

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Tippets: Pyramid Monsters, Detecting Strikes, New Ground for Tarpon Research

Alex Landeen fishes for the Lahontan cutthroat “monsters” of Pyramid Lake and shares the amazing images that resulted in a recent post and photo collection on Hatch Magazine. Detecting strikes when fishing a nymph can be difficult. However, Tom Rosenbauer … more

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Tippets: Magic of Rivers, Landing Solo, Comment on Oregon Scenic Waterways

Even when life is good, writes Jess McGlothlin, rivers can make it better. And when work and stress pile up, rivers can carry that all away. Read more of McGlothlin’s essay via ChiWulff. Landing a large fish without a net … more

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Tippets: Deschutes River Challenges, “Part Huck Finn,” Top Nymphing Techniques

Warmer water temperatures, algae blooms, fewer insect hatches are all impacting the ecosystem and fishery of the Deschutes River. Dave Moskowitz of Deschutes River Alliance talks with Mia Sheppard on Metalheads, about what is being done to monitor water quality … more

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Tippets: Strip Sets, Great Barrier Reef Sustainability, Carping on the Snake River

Keeping the tip of your rod in the water when stripping streamer will help maintain contact with the fly and detect subtle takes more easily, as well as help with strip-setting the hook. Joe Cermele explains why this technique is essential, … more

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Tippets: Considering Canoes, Susquehanna Flats Comeback

While drift boats and stand up paddle boards may receive more attention, Matthew Copeland takes time to consider the canoe, which “has been called mankind’s most perfect design,” he writes, “the pinnacle of simplicity and function.” Via Stalking the Seam. … more

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Tippets: DIY Slinky Indicator, Studying Archerfish

Using items you probably have at home, Johnny Spillane teaches you how to make a “slinky indicator,” via Gink & Gasoline. The archerfish hunt insects by shooting a jet of water at the bug, making it fall into the water. … more

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