Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Night Fishing Tips, Pennsylvania Public Access, Ohio Asian Carp Study

From headlamps and flies to stripping  and rigging techniques, Johnny Spillane gives some great advice for fly fishing after the sun goes down. Proposed legislation in Pennsylvania would open areas “where stocked fish may migrate into” to public angling access. … more

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Tippets: On Brook Trout, Restoring Front Range Streams

Phil Monahan expounds on the brook trout in a recent Fish Facts post on the Orvis blog. From the life history and historic range of Salvelinus fontinalis, to techniques and flies for fishing for them, this article will be helpful … more

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Tippets: Fatten Up Flies, Fish Listener, Forest Service Called Out on Groundwater

Traditionally, soft hackle Tenkara flies are tied with slim bodies for a sleek, attractive profile. But Jason Klass re-examines the practice and gives us four good reasons to fatten up our flies. Harun Muhammad is one of Malaysia’s last “fish … more

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Tippets: FishSens Magazine, Tailings Cleanup, Michigan Flies

The new web site FishSens Magazine provides in-depth information on current fisheries science and management issues, and “aims to keep professional anglers and fishery researchers up to date on developments in their industries.” Cleanup from Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley tailings disaster … more

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Tippets: Cleaning Lines, Sunscreen in Ocean Waters, Gaspé Atlantic Salmon

Cleaning your fly lines can improve casting ability and quality. Brian Kozminski talks with Erick Johnson of Scientific Anglers about the best methods and products to use to keep your casting smooth and even extend the life of your line. … more

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Tippets: New Yorker Photos from Bristol Bay, Gaspe Atlantic Salmon, Improving the Coasts

Commercial fisherman Corey Arnold recently shared photos from a day in his life in Bristol Bay, Alaska. “I’m balancing many variables of the fishing operation, and then I have to stop and think creatively,” he says of his photography work. … more

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Tippets: Grippy Aluminum Bars, Search for Native Sierra Trout, Tenkara Gains Ground

In a recent post on “Fly Talk,” Kirk Deeter looks into aluminum bars on the soles of wading boots, their benefits and drawbacks as well. Via Field & Stream. California’s drought is hitting trout populations hard. Amber Manfree, researcher with … more

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Tippets: Idaho Sockeye Recovery, Patagonia’s “DamNation,” Top Ten Redfish Flies

New efforts in Idaho are being concentrated on addressing threats to the sockeye salmon population in the Snake River. Patagonia has long been known for their environmental and corporate responsibility. And their recent self-financed and award-winning environmental documentary, “Dam Nation,” … more

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Tippets: Fishing Small Streams, Plastic Byproducts, Paint and Release

While small streams are often billed as “easy,” they can be hard to read and navigate. Phil Monahan has some expert advice in a recent post on the Orvis blog. Dioxin (a byproduct of burned plastics and industrial processes) is … more

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Tippets: Clean Energy Options, Dry Fly Tactics, Levels in Lake Mead

Dams are often billed as “clean energy” options. However Gary Wockner takes a deeper look at the issue and the impact of large dams, not only on fish species but on larger climate changes as well. Via EcoWatch. Todd Tanner … more

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