Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Spring Trout Flies, Ponoi River Photo Essay

In some parts of the country winter is finally giving way to early spring fishing conditions, and this article by Morgan Mason outlines the best wet and dry flies for fishing the high and off-color water of spring. Via Gear … more

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Tippets: Right Brain Retrieve Podcast, Effective Steelhead Presentations

A new podcast kicked off this week. “Right Brain Retrieve,” hosted by Paul Puckett, is described as a “confluence of fly fishing, music, and art,” and you can listen to the first of hopefully many episodes via Soundcloud or iTunes. … more

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Tippets: Women’s Flyfishing Under New Ownership, Trout & Salmon Pocket Guide

Cecilia “Pudge” Kleinkauf has owned and operated Women’s Flyfishing, an Alaska Guide Service, for thirty-one years. Recently she sold the business to Linda Leary, owner of FisheWear. The business will continue with a slight change to Women’s Flyfishing, Alaska, LLC. … more

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Tippets: Reading Trout Water, Fishing for Muskies with Blane Chocklett

Learning to read water can greatly improve your success on the water. “Trout don’t hold in every water type,” writes Domenick Swentosky. “And wherever they’re holding they’re not always feeding. A certain percentage of the river is unproductive, and of course, … more

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Tippets: Fly Tying Video Library, Tips for Tailwater Trout

Fly Fishers International has created and released an extensive Fly Tying Library filled with high quality instructional videos. “The library can be searched by Category (Cold Water, Salt Water, Technique and Warm Water) or by Sub Category (Trout, Salmon/Steelhead, Bluegill/Crappie, Bass, … more

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Tippets: Choosing the Right Weight, Casting Across and Fly-Fishing Culture

When nymphing or fishing streamers, “there are three options for weight,” writes Domenick Swentosky, “just the right amount, overweight or underweight.” In this article he outlines situations where each would be your best bet on the water. Via Troutbitten. In this … more

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Tippets: Selecting Saltwater Leaders, Interview with Jen Ripple

Whether you are purchasing leaders or building your own, in this article Capt. Bruce Chard outlines how to select the best leader for your fishing conditions and needs on the water. “The leader is important not just for its strength and … more

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Tippets: Line Maintenance, Blind Setting the Hook

Fly lines can be expensive, and simple cleaning maintenance can add years to the life of a fly line. Steve Schweitzer writes about “Flyline Maintenance 101” in this article on Global Fly Fisher. George Daniel, author of Dynamic Nymphing, focuses … more

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Tippets: Top Five Streamers, Choosing the Right Rod & Reel

Winter is the perfect time for tying flies and re-stocking boxes for the next season. From the classic Gray Ghost to Galloup’s Sex Dungeon, Spencer Durrant runs down his list for the top streamer patterns every angler should have in … more

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Tippets: Observing Flight Patterns, Cold Weather Catch & Release Concerns

Anglers are used to looking for insects in stream and on rocks, but just as important, writes Peter Stitcher, is learning to match the hatch by observing flight patterns in the air. “Although you won’t be able to narrow things … more

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