Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Interview with Andrew Grillos, Sage Wisdom

From his start fly fishing on Colorado’s Front Range and steelhead fishing in the Pacific Northwest, to advice for guides and his creative process for designing innovative fly patterns, Andrew Grillos covers a lot of territory in a great interview … more

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Tippets: Night Fishing for Snook, Loon’s Fly Tying 101

“Grab some coffee and make sure your navigation lights work,” writes Capt. Patrick Smith, “because chasing snook under the stars is one of the most addicting ways to spend a night.” Read about everything from flies and technique to weather … more

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Tippets: Winter Flies for Colorado, Tips for Beginning Anglers

Fishable water decreases during winter months, but opportunity is still there. In this article Mike Lanzarini of Breckenridge Outfitters writes about his top ten fly picks for Colorado rivers during winter months. Via Orvis. From getting the right gear to reading … more

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Tippets: Anchored Interview with Louis Cahill, How to Mend Line

In the most recent episode of Anchored with April Vokey, photographer Louis Cahill is the guest. He talks about getting his start in the fly-fishing industry, the creation of his blog and website Gink and Gasoline, the ethics of fly-fishing … more

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Tippets: Setting Up Reels, Tying Deer Hair Parachutes

From attaching backing to tying knots for leaders, a series of videos from Fly Fishing & Dreams demonstrates how to set up a fly reel. Phil Monahan outlines and links to the episodes here. Straying from traditional saddle hackle, in … more

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Tippets: Watercolor Workshop, Science of Sight

Artist and angler Duane Hada of Rivertown Gallery will hold a one-day watercolor workshop on Saturday, February 25th, at Hobby Lobby, Mountain Home, AR.  The workshop cost is $150.00 with a $50.00 deposit. For more information call the gallery at 870-425-3898. … more

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Tippets: Making Flies Move, Flies for the Driftless Area

Sometimes it takes more than a good cast and right fly to get a fish to bite. Some days, writes Louis Cahill, it’s all about the twitch. “This twitching technique works exceptionally well for fly patterns that imitate big food … more

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Tippets: Fly Tying 101, Another Opinion: Do Fish Feel Pain?

Winter is often a time when anglers turn to the vise, and Travis Hall writes about good beginning tools and techniques in this fly tying 101 article via Blue Ridge Outdoors. New research by neurobiologist Brian Key published in the … more

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Tippets: Euro vs. Indicator Nymphing, Focus on Esox

Devin Olsen writes about his work with Fly Fishing Team USA and his conversion from indicator nymphing to Euro nymphing. Olsen outlines the pros and cons of European nymphing methods in this article on Gink & Gasoline. Members of the … more

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Tippets: Choosing Fly Patterns, Looking for Winter Trout

Unless you’re fishing familiar water, wait until you’re streamside to tie on a fly. “Base your decision on your observations and experience,” advises George C. Costa, “not what the fly du jour was in your magazine subscription this month.” Via Hatch … more

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