Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Career of a Trout Biologist, Safe Wading Techniques

Jill Wick, trout biologist with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, is one of 17 New Mexico women featured on a calendar to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM. “I think it is important, growing up in … more

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Tippets: Matching Lines to Rods, Rigging Tags and Trailers

Alan Bulmer addresses the difficulty of matching a fly line to rod, and with the number of options for each the task can be daunting. Don’t miss his article on the topic, via Active Angling New Zealand. Tag and trailer … more

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Tippets: Safe Spring Boating, Fishing Tasmania, March Merkin Tournament Winner

Spring runoff can provide rewarding fishing conditions. “But early season conditions can also mean very cold, high water, and depending on the river, challenging oaring situations,” writes Tim Linehan. Read some great tips for safe boating in the high water … more

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Tippets: Salvaging Old Flies, Fishing Against the Wind

Harry Murray of Murray’s Fly Shop shares great general tips on adding new life to old flies. “Whether you have a box of dry flies, nymphs, streamers or specialty patterns, here are a few tips to help salvage those flies.” … more

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Tippets: Selection vs. Presentation, Interview with Bryan Gregson

Kyle Wilkinson writes about the endless debate over fly selection vs. presentation in a recent article on Gink & Gasoline. “The best anglers out there aren’t the best because they’re the best at picking which fly to use. They’re the … more

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Tippets: Map Review, CFFCM Legends Awards, Flies for Spring Runoff

There’s nothing like laying out a paper map to plan a season of fishing trips. Ben Smith reviews “Game Planner” maps in a recent post on Arizona Wanderings. “Although I’ve used Google Earth for years, the Game Planner Map Viewer … more

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Tippets: State of Atlantic Salmon, Dam Economics, Gila Trout Restoration, Thompson River Steelhead Protection, Florida’s Fisheries, Solution to Lionfish

Monte Burke interviews Bill Taylor of the Atlantic Salmon Federation about the state of the species and the conservation work of the ASF. Via Forbes. A new study from Tacoma,WA-based Earth Economics shows the economic reality of dams. Kevin Lewis … more

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Tippets: BTT Honors Leigh Perkins, Casting Tenkara, Trustworthy Tippet

Monte Burke reports on the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s fifth annual New York dinner and fundraising event, where Leigh H. Perkins, the chairman of the Orvis Company, was presented with the “Lefty Kreh Sportsman of The Year” award. Via Forbes. … more

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Tippets: Art of Alberto Rey, Florida Skiff Challenge, Beginning Rods & Reels

Phil Monahan highlights the work of artist Alberto Rey in a recent post via Orvis. Along with his paintings, Rey is also a guide and fly fishing teacher, and has several exciting art exhibitions installed and forthcoming ranging from the … more

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Tippets: Podcast with Gary Borger, Gladiators of the Sea, Angler Personality Traits

Author and instructor Gary Borger sits down for an in-depth discussion about his career in the fly-fishing industry in the most recent episode of Anchored with April Vokey. Listen here. Gladiator of the sea is a great way to describe the swordfish: … more

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