Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Common Casting Errors, Fly Fishing Guidebooks

From tailing loops to breaking wrists, Zach Matthews covers ten of the most common casting errors. Don’t miss this read. Even in a world of online blogs and forums, there is still a place for printed guidebooks. And a recent article … more

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Tippets: Shadows & Sun, Saber-Toothed Salmon

The motion of shadows is “The number one thing that spooks fish,” writes Kirk Deeter. Read about being aware of sun alignment and positioning yourself accordingly for success on the water. Via Fly Talk, Field & Stream. The extinct Oncorhynchus … more

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Tippets: Spey Casting Videos, Choosing and Using a Kayak, Michigan’s Best Rivers

In this instructional video, AAPGAI instructor Andrew Toft explains the single spey cast as well as the many other spey casts for fly fishing. Learn more here. A kayak can be a very effective method for productive time on the water. … more

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Tippets: Farmed Salmon Virus, Fish Ladders & Genetic Exchange, New Species Down Under, Agreement Reached for Yellowstone Basin, Connecting with Native Trout

A virus found in farmed salmon populations may be to blame for sickness in wild salmon, states a study published in January in Virology Journal. “The authors warn that the presence of the virus, called infectious salmon anemia virus, could greatly … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Belize, Fishing Muddy Water, Trip Essentials

Belize isn’t the destination of most beginning anglers, but Maureen Orth “doesn’t shy away from challenges,” she writes, and heads to Turneffe Flats for a six-day lesson in Central America’s fishing mecca. Read more via Departures. From reading water to … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Therapy, Flies for Cold Weather, Playing the Bonefish Game

A diverse array of new therapies are being used to combat PTSD in military veterans. A recent article highlights some methods, including fly fishing and the work of Project Healing Waters. Via The Veterans Site. Even when it’s cold, fish … more

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Tippets: Choosing a Leader, Tying the “Skeena Spey”

In a recent article Steve Culton runs down leader options for integrated full-sink and floating lines. Read more on which option will best fit your fishing style and needs, via Current Seams. Orange and pink are favorite colors of steelhead, and … more

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Tippets: Tigers of Boulder Mountain, River Etiquette

A recent piece in Field & Stream chronicles the search for the highly sought-after tiger trout, a hybrid of brown trout and brook trout, in the high plateau country of Utah’s Boulder Mountain. Read more from T. Edward Nickens here. … more

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Tippets: SaraBella Fishing, Winter Trout Tactics

Denver-based SaraBella Fishing was founded by April Archer in 2014, with the goal of creating high-quality fly rods designed with women in mind. While that premise alone is unique, SaraBella works “to change the fly fishing industry while simultaneously making … more

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Tippets: Peace on the Water, Dun Magazine Winter 2015, Keeping Trout on the Line

After a tour of duty that ranged from Iraq to Somalia, navy veteran Chad Brown found solace in rivers. Now he shares his experience through Soul River Runs Deep. Read more via Portland Monthly. The Winter 2015 edition of Dun … more

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