Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Tier Profiles, 100 Million-year-old Fish Fossil Found

Colin Clancy profiles fly tiers Matt Ebbers, Pat Cohen, Matt Callies, Curtis Fry, April Vokey, and Drew Chicone in an article via Backcountry. Each tiers talks about what got them into tying, what advice they have for beginners, and what … more

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Tippets: Nature of a Catch, Fishing Feeder Streams

Blaine Peetso writes a beautiful short essay on the momentary nature of a catch. “All of your attention on the fly as you retrieve it to the canoe. Your mind clear. And then . . . A violent flash of … more

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Tippets: United States Stream Map, Practicing Short Casts

A new map of waterways in the United States visualizes the Strahler Stream Order Classification. And “Outside of its obvious artistic merit,” writes Jonathan Wright, “the map should be an excellent resource for adventurous anglers and those seeking to better understand … more

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Tippets: Criminal Defense and Fly Fishing, Think Like a Trout

For Gabriel Urza fly fishing is more than a hobby or pastime, it offers a retreat into nature and away from the realities of his job as a public defender. But it also offers common ground with colleagues. Read Urza’s … more

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Tippets: Fishing Fall Streamers, Confluence Film’s “Providence”

Fall brings a change in fishing tactics and appreciation for the simplicity of the sport. Fishing streamers “offers a kind of reprieve, a straightforward, uncomplicated return to what brought you to fly fishing in the first place,”writes Allen Morris Jones … more

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Tippets: Joan Wulff and The Art of Fly Casting, Action of Fly Rods

Joan Wulff will present “The Art of Fly Casting,” a demonstration on the mechanics of casting, during the “Arts of the Angler” show to be held on November 5 and 6 at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury, Connecticut. The … more

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Tippets: Interview with Brita Fordice, Chasing Esox

Seattle-based guide and fly designer Brita Fordice sits down for an interview on FrankenFly. Covering everything from her self-taught start to signature patterns, gear and material choices, read the interview here. Northern pike are addictive, “Try going after these dinosaurs, … more

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Tippets: Best Flies for Panfish, DeYoung Washington Steelhead Plate

“Nothing puts the sizzle back in that poor overworked adjective ‘fun’ better than fly fishing for the freshwater pan-fishes of North America,” writes Skip Morris. For a good time on the water, don’t miss his top fly picks for targeting bluegill and other … more

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Tippets: The Great Trout Escape, Dry and Dropper Rigs

A cargo ship accident caused up to 80,000 farmed rainbow trout to be released into the sea in Denmark. “There are fears that the fish could disrupt the reproduction of other trout species,” and anglers are being urged to help … more

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Tippets: Atlantic Salmon of Russia’s Ponoi River, Fishing with Kids

Chris Santella writes about Russia’s Ponoi River, one of the last strongholds of Atlantic salmon on earth. “Here, at peak times of the run, anglers could anticipate eight or 10 fish in a day—and sometimes more. Numbers like these continue … more

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