Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Buys that Give Back, Interview with Richard Franklin

In this article Hilary Hutcheson highlights fly fishing gear from companies that give back to worthy causes. From public land access to wild steelhead, Costa’s Kick Plastic campaign to Casting for Recovery, check out a list of gear and apparel you … more

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Tippets: What’s in Your Pack, Top Five All-around Flies

Some anglers go minimalist in their approach to the gear they carry on the water, while others pack for preparedness in all things. In this article Tanner Smith shares what he carries on the water, from pack and flies to sunscreen … more

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Tippets: Spring Streamers, Pride of Being a Guide

“Pre-runoff, streamer fishing can be some of the best streamer fishing you can encounter all year,” writes Ivan Orsic. From persistence and presentation to rod weight and mastering the dead drift, Orsic details five ways to improve your streamer fishing … more

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Tippets: Casting Heavy Flies, Fly Pattern for Smallmouth

Casting heavy flies, or multiple fly rigs, can be difficult to manage. Watch Tim Rajeff demonstrate techniques for managing these situations in this short instructional video. In this article via American Angler, Ted Fauceglia presents a great fly pattern for … more

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Tippets: Making it as a Guide, Tenkara Style Fly Presentation

Working as a fly fishing guide is often romanticized, but the work itself is difficult. From communication skills to boat handling and navigation, to swiftwater rescue and wilderness medicine techniques, being a guide requires a diverse skill set. In this … more

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Tippets: Hook-free Fishing, “A River’s Last Chance” Kickstarter

Landing fish is only essential if you plan on eating your catch, and increasing amounts of research points to the toll catch and release practices take on overall fish health. Brian J. Cantwell writes about the idea of hook-free fishing … more

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Tippets: Fishing Dogs, Rajeff’s Casting Masterclass

Spending time on the water with your dog can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Rebekka Redd shares great advice on training and preparing your dog to be the best fishing companion they can be via Rebekka Redd Fly Fishing. … more

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Tippets: Matt Labash on Spring Shad, Tying the Classic Red Quill

According to Matt Labash, there is no season for fly fishing. Warm weather or cold, devoted anglers head to the water, “No matter what the weather’s doing, stay on your meds.” However, in his recent column for The Weekly Standard, … more

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Tippets: Tyger Forge Buckles and Belts, Minimalist Fly Fishing Kit

Florida-based Veterinarian Mark Goodwin is also internationally recognized for his metalsmithing and is a World Champion Belt Buckle Competition finalist. Learn more about his unique work, including specific collections of fish design buckles and belts at Tyger Forge. Rather than … more

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Tippets: Tick Prevention and Treatment, Learning from the Experts  

If you’re spending summers outside and on the water, ticks are inevitable. In this recent article emergency room physician Jason Quinn shares important information on identification, prevention and treatment of bites. Via Gear Junkie. Jason Randall has fished with anglers … more

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