Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Desert Carp Fishing, Interview with Go Ishii

Instead of a midwinter Bahamas trip, head to the desert instead, writes Jonathan Wright. “With blue skies, weather in the 70’s and challenging angling for large, exotic fish — usually within walking distance of authentic mexican food. Welcome to carping … more

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Tippets: Writing Tips and Tricks, SCOF Fly Tying Pot Lucks 

Whether you’re fishing far-flung exotic locales or well-known homewaters, sharing time on the water through writing is part of fly fishing’s history. Jess McGlothlin shares some of her best tips for writing your fishing stories, via Fire Girl Photography. Southern … more

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Tippets: Winter Fishing Safety, DeGala’s Ethical Egg

Winter fishing conditions clear out the crowds of anglers, but also bring unique threats. Todd Tanner writes about fishing when there are ice sheets on the water and a dangerous situation he survived in this article via Hatch Magazine. While there … more

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Tippets: Winter Edition of Tenkara Angler, Winter Redfishing

The winter 2017-2018 edition of The Tenkara Angler is now available to read freely online. “The ‘Winter’ issue of Tenkara Angler focuses on many off-water pursuits – with a fly tying feature, a tamo building DIY, a core conditioning workout, … more

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Tippets: Boundary Waters Mining, Benbow Dam Demolition, California’s Lost Salmon

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has “opened up the possibility of hard-rock mining on the borders of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Voyageurs National Park, reversing an Obama-era decision that might have protected the wilderness for decades.” Via The Star … more

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Tippets: Fly Fisherman 2018 Conservationist of the Year, De-Icing Guides

Sandy Moret has been named 2018 Conservationist of the Year by Fly Fisherman. Founder of Now or Neverglades, Moret has “fought Florida’s water management policies, which historically focused on satisfying the demands of the sugar cane industry to the detriment … more

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Tippets: Jungle Medicine, Fishing Dries and Emergers

Mike Tayloe writes about teaching wilderness first aid in the jungles of Guyana. Along with fishing for arapaima, Tayloe brought a custom course to guides and staff at the Rewa Eco-Lodge. “There have only been a few other places on earth … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing 101, Stocking a Bonefish Box

From gear and time of year to lingo and techniques, Jess Fischer writes a great article on “Fly Fishing for Trout 101,” via The Outbound. From riding hook-point up to movement and weight, Kent Klewein outlines four great tips for … more

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Tippets: Gear for Young Beginners, Polishing Bead Head Flies

The right gear can help young anglers get and stay interested in fly fishing. Justin Pickett writes about some of the best fly rods for young beginners in this article via Gink & Gasoline. “You won’t find many bells or … more

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Tippets: Ode to Fishing Piers, Mending Line

Urban fishing piers are underrated, writes Matt Miller. “I’ve come to believe these spots represent some of the greatest places for people to connect with nature, for anyone to have their own outdoor adventure. They’re places to catch dinner, hang … more

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