Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Seller’s Market, Record Salmon Returns, Piebald Tarpon Caught and Released

Mia Sheppard likens house hunting to steelhead fishing, finding similar strategies for success between the two. Via Metalheads. According to forecasts by Fish and Wildlife officials, salmon returns from the Columbia River to Pacific Ocean might be among the best … more

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Tippets: California Fish Evacuation, Chasing Muskie, Patagonia Dam Rejected

The California drought is causing evacuation of fish from the American Rivers hatchery due to concerns over low flow levels and rising water temperatures. The young fish will be stocked at a younger age than usual, which will lower the … more

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Tippets: Razorbacks Return to Colorado River, All About Smallmouth Bass, Dammed Up

The endangered Razorback sucker, once thought locally extinct, has been found spawning in the lower Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park. “I’m proud to see that Grand Canyon provides habitat once again for this unique species,” says Dave Uberuaga, … more

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Tippets: Leadville Hatchery Faces Closure, Five Principles of Casting, Walton’s Temple on the Market

Due to upcoming cuts in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s budget, the Leadville National Fish Hatchery is facing an uncertain future and is in danger of being closed. The 125-year-old establishment is important for propagating fish and tourism revenue … more

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Tippets: Summer Revive, Flies for the West, Litter Bugs on the Water

The Summer 2014 issue of Revive Magazine has been released, with work of Ben Smith, Ian Pratt, and CB Crumpler, among others. Available freely online. For a great starting point for perhaps summer trips to western rivers, Johnny Spillane has … more

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Tippets: Growing the Sport, Year of the Hopper, Changing Ocean Chemistry

If you think tenkara is a fad, think again, advises Kirk Deeter. In a recent post on Angling Trade, Deeter runs down the numbers of Patagonia’s recent foray into tenkara with the release of the book Simple Fly Fishing. “Will tenkara … more

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Tippets: Grazing Goats, Headwaters Matter, Black & White

Bozeman’s Fish Technology Center is getting help controlling weeds with Boer goats. 400 were recently dropped off at the facility for a two-week stay to cut down invasive species such as leafy spurge, Scottish thistle and knapweed, to make room … more

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Tippets: “Wolverine” Goes Fly Fishing, East vs. West, Paddlefish Adapt to Dams

In a short clip from The Late Show with David Letterman, actor Hugh Jackman talks about a recent fly fishing trip to Montana with his son. Writer and photographer Jess McGlothlin is the guest on this week’s Orvis podcast with Tom Rosenbauer. Originally … more

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Tippets: Carpicide Tournament, Southern California Steelhead, Source of the Nile

CarpPro and Isthmus Fly Fishing are partnering for the catch and release carp fishing tournament, “Carpicide,” held annually in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, June 21, 2014. Proceeds go to benefit the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. With an estimated 500 … more

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Tippets: Double Hauling, Birds’ Big Bite, Hatch Photo Contest

The double haul is one of the most useful and misunderstood casting techniques. In a recent post on the Orvis blog, Pete Kutzer breaks down the mechanics of the cast to help you learn or improve your double haul technique. … more

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