Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Fly Fishing Around the World, Bass Flies to Keep in Your Box

Jess McGlothlin teamed up with Matador Network to showcase the allure of fly-fishing through 10 photos taken on waters around the world. “Fishing is an excuse to travel,” says McGlothlin, “a reason to meet people I otherwise would never have … more

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Tippets: Most Endangered Rivers of 2017, Anglers Fight Michigan Fish Hatchery, Florida’s Joe Bay Reopens

The 2017 Most Endangered Rivers report from American Rivers “highlights the threat President Trump’s proposed budget cuts pose to rivers and communities nationwide.” Topping the annual list is the Lower Colorado River, “where the communities, economy, and natural resources of … more

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Tippets: Fishing Streamers from a Boat, The Dorsey Yarn Indicator

In the most recent episode of RIO’s “How-To” series, brand manager Simon Gawesworth shows how to fish a streamer from a drift boat. The presented tips and information “take the mystery and randomness of streamer fishing away, giving anglers a … more

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Tippets: Pros and Cons of Boat Ownership, Managing Guide Expectations

At one time or another, every angler has wanted a boat. However the reality of doing so is more complicated than it might seem at first. Mike Hodge writes about the pros and cons for fly anglers looking to take … more

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Tippets: Stacking EP Fibers, Fishing with Strike Indicators

EP fibers can be used to create perfect baitfish patterns, and “Stacking EP fibers allows for you to create a profile that is extremely realistic and also gives you more options to blend colors very easily.” Watch a great tutorial … more

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Tippets: Sisters on the Water, Tenkara Instructional Videos

Sisters Hilary Hutcheson and Whitney Milhoan collaborate on and off the water; one example highlighted in a recent article is their volunteer work for Casting for Recovery. Hilary and Whitney talk about everything from motherhood and being women in the … more

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Tippets: Pyramid Lake Photo Essay, Top Muskie Flies

Nevada’s Pyramid Lake is famous for its population of Lahontan cutthroat trout. Ben Smith offers a beautiful photo essay from the recent time he spent at this unique fishery. Via Arizona Wanderings. What makes an effective muskie fly can be as difficult … more

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Tippets: Fishing in Montana Exhibit, Early Spring Patterns

A new exhibit at The Montana Historical Society Museum in Helena, MT, features fishing tools ranging from a mid-nineteenth century Nez Perce dugout canoe to fly fishing tackle, including fly rods of Norman Maclean. Kenov Lokensgard offers a great look at “Hooked: … more

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Tippets: Jessica Callihan’s “Unexpected Journey,” Expert Knots

Navy veteran Jessica Callihan learned to fly fish through Project Healing Waters, and she credits that experience for help in recovering after permanent nerve damage to her right leg. Callihan is now an ambassador for Project Healing Waters and Able … more

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Tippets: Mastering Presentation, Tying a Micro Intruder

When it comes to casting the focus is often on distance or accuracy, but a soft presentation is equally important. Tim Rajeff demonstrates how to make delicate presentation casts in this short instructional video. Via Gink & Gasoline. While a … more

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