Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: How to Double Haul, Inflatables for DIY Bonefishing

In the new episode of RIO’s “How To” series, RIO brand manager Simon Gawesworth demonstrates how to learn the double haul, a useful skill for any angler to master. Louis Cahill points to a great technique for DIY bonefishing: Inflatables. … more

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Tippets: Averi Wratney on Becoming a Guide, Limit False Casts

Averi Mari Wratney shares her journey to steelheading and becoming a guide on the North Umpqua River in a recent piece via Denver Outfitters. Read part one here, and part two here. False casts often only hinder stroke and presentation, … more

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Tippets: Learning New Water, Fighting Bonefish in Mangroves

In a recent article Stephanie Winter of Big Hole Lodge in Montana gives expert advice on strategies for success when fishing new water. Via Postfly Box. “When you’re faced with big tides and the big fish they bring to the flats, you … more

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Tippets: Patterns You Hate to Love, Interview with Bruce Chard

There are classic and beautiful flies that are easy to love and fish. However, “There comes a time in every fly fisher’s life when your morals are compromised. Sure, you can stay pure and fish that dry fly upstream all … more

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Tippets: How to See More Fish, Aquatic Species Biodiversity Map

Sight fishing is one of the most exhilarating ways to target fish, and one of the most satisfying when successful. Owen Plair writes about strategies for seeing fish in a recent article on Gink & Gasoline. Scientists plan to create … more

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Tippets: Winter Flies, Tips for Finding Trout

Flies for winter fishing often require finesse in design and presentation. However, “While I admit that trout can seem especially fastidious in winter,” writes Jason Klass, “I also think that we’re at an advantage as anglers since they’re also (although … more

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Tippets: Winter Mindset, Setting Goals for a New Season

Winter fishing is completely unlike other seasons, writes Spencer Durrant. “Catching fish during winter requires not a different skillset, but a different mindset.” Read about strategies for finding success and enjoyment during this unique season, via Hatch Magazine. A new … more

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Tippets: Choosing Deer and Elk Hair, Solar Ovens for the Backcountry

In this short video, Kelly Galloup outlines various types of deer and elk hair and describes why you would use one over the over for specific fly tying applications. Find information on the specific products mentioned via Franken Fly. Gear Junkie … more

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Tippets: New DIY Regulations for Bahamas, The Best Fly Fishing Books

Bjorn Stromsness outlines new regulations for DIY fishing in the Bahamas, set to take effect January 1, 2017. Read projections for how the regulations will affect anglers via Bonefish on the Brain. There’s no shortage of books about fly fishing, … more

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Tippets: Rigging Nymphs, Teaching Kids to Cast

In this article on Current Seams, Steve Culton writes about how to rig a drop-shot tandem nymph. “There’s much I like about the drop-shot design theory. The weight is at the bottom end of the rig, and, consequently, along the … more

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