Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Casting Elbow, Tying a Warrior, Marijuana Farms and Salmon

Many athletes are prone to it, and anglers are no exception. Tendonitis can put a serious (and painful) halt to time on the water. Steven Brutger writes about his experience with “casting elbow” in a recent article on Stalking the … more

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Tippets: In Hemingway’s Steps, Wild vs. Farmed Salmon, Interview with Cameron Mortenson

Ernest Hemingway left a legacy in both literature and fishing. In a recent article on Sporting Classics, Roger Pinckney examines the author and angler’s footsteps through his days in Bimini. If we needed more backing on the benefits of wild … more

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Tippets: Buying a Net, Colorado Guidebook Review, Lake Temperature Database

After investment in rod, line, and reel, a net is often last on our list. But as Louis Cahill writes, there’s more to think about when purchasing a net than at first what meets the eye. Read more via Gink … more

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Tippets: State of Streamers, Avoiding Hypothermia

Kelly Galloup writes about the “fastest growing niche in fly fishing for anglers of all ages”: streamer fishing. Read more about Galloup’s view on the development of the technique via Hip to the Sip. Even while spring air temperatures are … more

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Tippets: Fishing Icon Flip Pallot, White Wool Indicators

Flip Pallot is a genuine legend of fly fishing, and as Orlo Dietrich writes, “he is not just a fly fisherman, he is what a fly fisherman should be.” Read more of Dietrich’s piece on Pallot in a recent article … more

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Tippets: New Waters, National Parks for the Bahamas, Simms Mitts Review

From websites and social media to fly shops and friends, don’t miss Jason Tucker’s recent article on getting your bearings when fishing new water. The Grand Bahama branch of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has launched a new website aimed … more

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Tippets: Mending Line, Bristol Bay Update, Currier’s World Travels

Mending your line give you a better drift, but mastering the skill to do so can be difficult. Tom Rosenbauer offers tips for achieving good drifts in a recent video and article via Orvis. While the fight to save Bristol … more

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Tippets: Commercial Fly Tying, Northern Migrations, Tips for a New Season

There is still room for individual commercial fly tiers, says Charlie Craven, but you have to find a niche. Read more about what you need to know if you want to sell flies commercially in a recent interview with Craven … more

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Tippets: Long Leaders, Invasive Landmarks, Buggy Flies

Especially in clear water conditions, extra feet of leader/tippet is worth more than extra feet of casting distance, writes Kirk Deeter. He gives some tips on mastering building and turning over longer leaders in a recent piece on Field and … more

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Tippets: Becoming a Guide, Bonefish & Sunscreen, Washington’s High Lakes

If you’re a guide, or working to become one, don’t miss Cameron Rhodes’s advice on how to do the job better. Perhaps most importantly: “Never lose sight of why you became a guide. Few get the opportunity to be guides and … more

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