Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Growing the Sport, Year of the Hopper, Changing Ocean Chemistry

If you think tenkara is a fad, think again, advises Kirk Deeter. In a recent post on Angling Trade, Deeter runs down the numbers of Patagonia’s recent foray into tenkara with the release of the book Simple Fly Fishing. “Will tenkara … more

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Tippets: Grazing Goats, Headwaters Matter, Black & White

Bozeman’s Fish Technology Center is getting help controlling weeds with Boer goats. 400 were recently dropped off at the facility for a two-week stay to cut down invasive species such as leafy spurge, Scottish thistle and knapweed, to make room … more

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Tippets: “Wolverine” Goes Fly Fishing, East vs. West, Paddlefish Adapt to Dams

In a short clip from The Late Show with David Letterman, actor Hugh Jackman talks about a recent fly fishing trip to Montana with his son. Writer and photographer Jess McGlothlin is the guest on this week’s Orvis podcast with Tom Rosenbauer. Originally … more

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Tippets: Carpicide Tournament, Southern California Steelhead, Source of the Nile

CarpPro and Isthmus Fly Fishing are partnering for the catch and release carp fishing tournament, “Carpicide,” held annually in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, June 21, 2014. Proceeds go to benefit the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. With an estimated 500 … more

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Tippets: Double Hauling, Birds’ Big Bite, Hatch Photo Contest

The double haul is one of the most useful and misunderstood casting techniques. In a recent post on the Orvis blog, Pete Kutzer breaks down the mechanics of the cast to help you learn or improve your double haul technique. … more

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Tippets: The Tenkara Shop, Fishing for Juvenile Tarpon, Construction Zone Sturgeon

A new tenkara store has recently gone live online. “The Tenkara Shop” will carry a unique product lineup and is the exclusive dealer of Tenkara no Oni rods in the U.S. From tips for navigating tight mangrove swamps and ideal … more

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Tippets: Yeti’s Father’s Day Giveaway, Dry & Dropper Rigging, Mining Threat

Along with great partners such as Sage and RIO, Yeti has put together the “mother” of all Father’s Day giveaways. Head to the Yeti website for your chance to win your dad the gear he has always wanted. Contest ends June 6th. … more

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Tippets: Tarpon Jig Deemed Illegal, Catch & Release Techniques, Committed to the Colorado

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has decided the “new and improved” tarpon jig that turned up recently in Boca Grande Pass isn’t that at all: it’s illegal. And law enforcement officers have been instructed to treat it as … more

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Tippets: Farm Bill Help, Leaders & Tippets, Yellowstone’s Cutthroat Trout

A federal initiative in the Farm Bill program provides financial support and incentives for farmers to take action to improve the health of Great Lakes rivers, streams and wetlands. “The program will help bolster Great Lakes restoration efforts at a … more

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Tippets: Feeding Bonefish, Aiming Your Cast, Crossing Dams

Visible above water is the telltale “puff” of a feeding bonefish. Recent footage shot by Dana Dribben on the grass flats near the boat launch of Deep Water Cay shows a different and underwater perspective. When sight fishing, precision is key. … more

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