Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Interview with April Vokey, August on the Madison

While usually in the interviewer’s seat with her podcast, “Anchored,” April Vokey takes a turn at the other side of the table and sits down for a conversation with Louis Cahill. From industry and Instagram to conservation and steelhead, listen … more

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Tippets: McCormick at the National Casting Championships, Fishing Small Streams

At 13, Maxine McCormick is taking the fly casting world by storm. At the National Casting Championships held in San Jose, CA McCormick beat her teacher, Hall of Famer Chris Korich, in flycasting-accuracy combination events. “Regardless of age or gender, Maxine … more

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Tippets: Low-Riding Dry Flies, Hawaii Bonefishing

High-riding dry flies are easier to see for the angler. However “experienced anglers know that you’ll catch more trout if the bug is riding lower in the water,” writes Phil Monahan, “mostly in the film.” Read more about low-riding terrestrials … more

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Tippets: “Upstream” with Langdon Cook, Rod Length vs. Rod Reach

Langdon Cook’s new book, Upstream, follows the story of salmon. In this recent article on Forbes, Christina Troitino talks with Cook about wild salmon and the threats they face. “Salmon is the last real wild food. It’s one of our … more

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Tippets: Zimmerman on Carp Flies, Summer Gear Picks

If carp are your quarry, don’t miss Fly Tyer’s profile of Jay Zimmerman. The article includes pattern recipes and an instructional video for tying the Backstabber carp fly. Read more from Sharon E. Wright. From stand up paddle boards and … more

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Tippets: Talking Tippet, Downstream Presentation

The array of tippet options now available can be overwhelming. From nylon vs. fluorocarbon to size and length, Domenick Swentosky talks all thing tippet in this article that outlines different needs for difference fishing conditions and techniques. Via Troutbitten. Getting a … more

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Tippets: Fishing Streamers From the Bank, Reading Water

In the most recent episode of RIO’s “How To” series, RIO ambassador Russ Miller demonstrates numerous ways to fish a streamer while wading along the bank of a river. From currents and pools, to banks and river rocks, in this … more

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Tippets: Streamer Presentation, Fire Season in the West

Fly presentation is a concentrated part of fishing dry flies, but is often neglected when it comes to streamers. But as Louis Cahill writes, “The fact that the forage food we have chosen is not an insect makes it no less … more

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Tippets: Orvis Nippers Review, Following Salmon on Horseback

In this video, Hank Patterson offers a unique review of the new made-in-USA nippers from Orvis. These nippers recently won IFTD Best of Show Accessories for 2017 and Fly Fusion Editor’s Choice Accessory for 2017. Kat Cannell, MJ Wright, and … more

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Tippets: Avoiding Summer Crowds, Swing the Fly Tying Contest

In this recent post, Jess McGlothlin writes about seeking out-of-the-way places in busy Montana summers. “It was small but oh-so-cold water, and we both emerged with scrapes on our legs from bushwhacking, plenty of fish to hand and happy grins … more

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