Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Fly Fishing Samoa, Planning a Trip West

Jess McGlothlin reports on a disappointing (as far as number of fish is concerned) fly fishing trip to Samoa. But “as is so often the case,” she writes, “the true value of the trip was meeting new people and exploring … more

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Tippets: Swing the Fly Tying Contest, Rigging Techniques, Interview with Brad Burns

Swing the Fly is bringing back their popular fly tying contest in 2016. Sponsored by the Red Shed Fly Shop and Heritage Angling Products, the deadline for entries is May 15, 2016. Find more information here. Being properly rigged for … more

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Tippets: Interview with Amos Sharp-Nelson, USAC’s “Gourmet on the Green,” Fishing Ugly Flies

Amos Sharp-Nelson has lived many lives: as a skateboarder, surfer, and singer in a live band. But she recently rediscovered the fly fishing of her youth and talks about her passions, work, and upcoming projects in an interview on Wide … more

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Tippets: McGuane to Speak at MSU Library, Fishing Riffles, Spring 2016 Revive Magazine

Tom McGuane will be the guest speaker at an upcoming Montana State’s Trout and Salmonid Collection Lecture Series. The event will take place May 5, 2016, at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman Montana. Find more information about registration … more

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Tippets: John McMillan Talks Steelhead, Spring Cleaning for Gear

In a recent two part episode of Anchored, April Vokey talks with John McMillan about steelhead biology and wild vs. hatchery genetics. Listen to Part One here, and Part Two at this link. Spring is a good time to do … more

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Tippets: 2016 Breaking Barriers Award, World’s Best Blood Knot

Nelli Williams is the recipient of the 2016 Breaking Barriers Award from Orvis. Williams is Director for Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program and has played a critical role in conservation campaigns directed towards protecting Bristol Bay. “Her work is helping break down … more

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Tippets: Nature & Tarpon, Stillwater Bass

The “otherness” of nature is what grounds us, writes Monte Burke. Within the context of tarpon fishing he writes about why our relationship to the natural world matters in a recent piece on Forbes. “The take of a tarpon is … more

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Tippets: Flies of History, Always Be Prepared, Make a First Cast Count

Durability is an important attribute of any pattern, and flies housed at The American Museum of Fly Fishing are some of the oldest on record. Read more about the Haslinger Breviary (one of the oldest texts on fly fishing) and … more

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Tippets: Orvis-Endorsed Awards, Two-Hand Trout, Spring Flies

Winners of the 2016 Orvis-Endorsed Awards have been announced. The awards recognize excellence in sporting experiences through the Orvis Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides Program (ELOG). Read more about this year’s winners. Steven Brutger writes about fishing two-handed rods for … more

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Tippets: Zimmerman Talks Carp, Summer Road Trips, Audubon’s Bullet Proof Fish

Author and fly tier Jay Zimmerman talks about flies and strategies for catching carp in the most recent Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio episode. Zimmerman also speaks about his book, “The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish … more

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