Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Understanding Mayflies, Dressing Dry Flies

Paul Weamer outlines the identification, life cycle, and fly pattern imitation of mayflies in a recent article via Fly Fisherman. “Many anglers who do not know the scientific names are fond of saying that trout don’t speak Latin,” he writes. … more

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Tippets: Mile High 25 Tournament, Top Smallmouth Flies

Angler’s All will host the first annual Mile High 25, a fly fishing tournament that puts two-person teams in a competition to catch the most species in two days. The team with the most species from a list of 25 … more

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Tippets: First Graphene Rod Built, Taking Fish Friendly Photos

World champion angler Scott Mackenzie and engineer Gary Savage, who worked on heat shields for NASA space shuttles, say they have made the first graphene fishing rod. Graphene is a form of carbon and is many times stronger than steel. … more

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Tippets: Orvis Rod Swap, Flymen Micro Shanks

Through June 19, 2016 Orvis will give customers a 20% discount on one of their new American-made fly rods, in exchange for a trade-in rod (must be in fishable condition). The trade-in rods will be donated to charitable organizations that help … more

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Tippets: Introduction to Tenkara, Teaching Teens, Tying Chironomids

In a recent article Tim Eberly writes about his introduction to the tenkara technique and a day on the water with guide Tom Sadler. “In a pastime that some say has become preoccupied with equipment, this allows modern-day anglers to focus … more

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Tippets: 5 Rivers Challenge, Line Maintenance, Stuck Ferrules

In the upcoming 5 Rivers Challenge, test your angling skills while fishing some of the most remarkable wild trout waters in California, including The Pit River, Fall River, McCloud River, Upper Sacramento River and Hat Creek. Proceeds from the go … more

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Tippets: Florida’s Toxic Water, Beaver Dams & Stream Restoration, Tracking Fish Migrations, Unplugging Glen Canyon Dam

Learn more about the petition to Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to decrease levels of toxic chemicals in Florida’s waterways, via Progress Florida. In Montana and California The Nature Conservancy is modeling stream restoration … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Buyer’s Guide, Tying the Bass Buster, Ethics of Keeping Fish

From bug repellant to reels, the 2016 Buyer’s Guide from Outside Magazine features fly fishing essentials for the upcoming seasons. The “Bass Buster” fly is a great bluegill imitation. Learn how to tie the pattern in this recent instructional video … more

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Tippets: The Best Knots, Telluride MountainFilm Festival

From backing to tippet, creating a seamless line from the reel to fish can be difficult. Ross Purnell distills important information about tying the best knots for fly fishing in this recent article. “The reality is that knot tying is … more

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Tippets: Biodegradable Six-Pack Rings, Rigging Two Flies

Florida-based Saltwater Brewery has developed six-pack rings that are completely biodegradable and edible. They are created from beer by-products from the brewing process such as barley and wheat. This is great news for the marine life and birds that get tangled … more

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