Tippets: Carp Throw Down, Catching Trophy Browns, Tying the Reaper Midge

March 5, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • The 4th annual Lake Henshaw Carp Throw Down will be held on May 21, 2016. “The Carp Throw Down is for fly fishermen who are not limited by boundaries and have fun fly fishing for any fish that is willing to take a fly,” explains Conway Bowman. Find information here.
  • In a recent article Jason Tucker of the blog Fontinalis Rising outlines strategies and tactics for catching trophy brown trout. “Big browns are a different fish from smaller browns, and it’s not enough to show up on your summer vacation and throw a size 12 Adams at mid-day.” Via Gink & Gasoline.
  • Josh Williams of Dead Drift Outfitters highlights a great fly for winter tailwater fishing: Josh’s Reaper Midge. “Changing things up to a straight shank, a dry-fly hook will keep the body more above surface, emulating a spent adult.” Via Orvis.