Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Leaders for Stillwaters, Oregon Oil, Stream Partners

When fishing flat, still water, Louis Cahill advises to use a long leader. “This will increase the distance between your fly and the start of your noisy fly line hitting the water,” he explains, “resulting in more hook ups and … more

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Tippets: Tying with CDC, Climate Change Assessment, Wading Right

While CDC feathers are often used in dry fly patterns, their unique build and movement is a great addition to any fly pattern. Hans Weilenmann explains the history, parts, use, as well as some pattern suggestions, in an article on Global … more

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Tippets: Old and New Waters, Hatchery Challenge, Tipping Etiquette

Home waters can sometimes fade into the background with the allure of new locales. However, rediscovering old haunts after many years can bring an excitement all its own, as Joe Cermele writes in a recent post on Field & Stream. … more

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Tippets: Drift Boat Etiquette, Why Clean Water Matters, Fishing Roulette

From dealing with others in boats to those on the bank, Hatch Magazine lays out the etiquette of floating a river in the recent article “Drift Boat Etiquette,” which is “nothing more than doing the right thing at the right … more

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Tippets: Tagged Fish, Different Strokes, Comment on Clean Water Act

Extensive tagging efforts have been implemented in the waters of Eleuthera, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Cuba and Andros. If you happen to catch a bonefish that has been previously caught and tagged by researchers, check out some advice from Bjorn Stromsness … more

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Tippets: Reading Stream Forms, Salmon Run Returns, Conservation’s Lineage

The pools behind river rocks are good holding places for trout. But don’t forget the calm water in front of the rock as well, advises Chad Shmukler in a recent article on Hatch Magazine. “These spaces are characterized by slow, … more

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Tippets: Trashed, Fishing the Gene Pool, Tips for High Spring Flows

Capt. Sonny Schindler, with Shore Thing Fishing Charters out of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, recently caught a redfish with a 12-ounce water bottle found inside its stomach. Check out Sport Fishing Magazine for more on the story, and remember, keep your … more

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Tippets: Tail Magazine, Conserving the Colorado, Froggy Throat

The new website Fly Fish Bonehead and its accompanying magazine, Tail, offer a wealth of resources for anglers, including: fly tying instructional videos, fishing calendars, and conservation support and education. Check out both, freely available online. Four large cities that get their … more

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Tippets: Raining Fish, Clean Your Rod Right, Deadbeat Dams

Recently it rained fish in Sri Lanka after storms over relatively shallow water developed into waterspouts and sucked “in almost anything in the water including fish, eels and even frogs,” explain scientists. Via the BBC. Saltwater takes a toll on your gear. … more

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Tippets: Visiting Montana, Floatant Test, Stopped by Sound

While Montana is known for its world-class fly fishing waters, it turns out there are many reasons not to take that trip to Big Sky Country. From the weather to the breweries, check out the clever Top 10 Reasons Not … more

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