Tippets: Split-thread Tying Technique, Bamboo Primer, C&R Handling Tips

May 9, 2016 By: Erin Block

  • Hans Weilenmann demonstrates using a split-thread technique for creating a dubbing loop in this instructional video. Via The Limp Cobra.
  • Most fly rods are now made of graphite. But in a recent post Phil Monahan writes about the history and process of making a bamboo fly rod.  “In today’s world of lightweight, fast-action, high-modulus graphite fly rods, more and more anglers are returning to the old-school rods produced by traditional shops.” Via Orvis.
  • From barbless hooks to rubber nets, Keepemwet outlines best practices for safe catch and release techniques. “By incorporating these tips into regular fishing practices, you can eliminate contact with dry surfaces, minimize air exposure, and reduce handling.”