Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Backpacking and Tenkara, Renard’s Fantastical Fish

Tom Malone makes a case for why a tenkara rod is the perfect match for backpacking, citing advantages that include light weight and simple design. Read more on The Adventure Tribune. The fish in  Louis Renard’s Poissons, ecrevisses et crabes, which … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing Psychology, DIY Boat Anchor

Justin Collmann is an avid fly fisher and a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia. He recently wrote an article on the psychology of fly fishing and how to manage frustration when on the water. “Each … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing for Carp, National Geographic Topo Maps

While carp might still be the ugly ducklings of the fly fishing world, they are also gaining a devoted following. Jonathan Wright writes about techniques and tactics for chasing carp on the fly in this short article via Fly Fisherman. … more

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Tippets: California Gold Country, Catching Kings on the Fly

In a recent essay on The Trout Life, David Whitehouse, co-founder of The Sierra Standard, writes about fly fishing the Sierra Nevada highcountry for native golden trout. “The hunt for gold in California has never been easy,” writes Whitehouse. “Even … more

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Tippets: Interview with Beau Beasley, Fly Tying Innovation

Outdoor writer Beau Beasley talks about his work with veterans, his favorite fall fishing run, and the secret life of bluegills in a recent interview on 52 Week Season. Highly pressured waters create selective trout, which in turn pushes innovation … more

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Tippets: Crow Indian Students Learn to Fly Fish, Fishing in a Crowded Boat

Ann Marie Emery of the Bighorn River Alliance recently organized a day to teach Crow Indian students how to fly fish. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, joined in the day to teach students the tenkara technique. “These kids see people fishing … more

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Tippets: Moana Kofe Fund, Fly Tying Efficiency

Legendary Christmas Island guide Moana Kofe recently passed away, and a fund has been established in his name to raise funds for Pacific Island Medical Aid (PIMA). PIMA takes medicines, medical supplies, communications and lighting equipment, eye care and specialist … more

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Tippets: BTT’s Tarpon Tagging Program, Saving Pallid Sturgeon, Beavers and Trout

Jonathan Wright reports on the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s tarpon tagging program, which began in May 2016. “We just received report of the first tarpon detection from BTT’s acoustic tarpon tagging program, and it has provided fascinating new insight on … more

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Tippets: Rigging a Dry and Dropper, Evening Fishing

Rigging a dry and dropper can be intimidating, but it’s a proven technique on the water. “It takes a little practice to tie your first dropper rig on the end of your line, but once you get the hang of … more

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Tippets: Talbot’s Angler’s Pint Kickstarter, Techniques for Topwater Bass

Bigger than an American and a British pint, artist Karen Talbot’s Cutthroat Trout Angler’s Pint is perfect for tall tales that come after a day on the water. Talbot has started a Kickstarter campaign for her unique 21.5-ounce Angler’s Pint … more

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