Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Top Flies for Western Waters, How to Skate Flies

From small midge patterns to large top-water attractors, Johnny Spillane outlines the top ten patterns to have in your box when fishing Western waters this season. Via Gink & Gasoline. A drag-free drift is the gold standard many anglers look … more

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Tippets: How to Fish Out of a Drift Boat, Fishing for Rocky Mountain Cutthroat

In the most recent episode of RIO’s How To series,  Ambassador Rob Parkins outlines how to fish out of a drift boat. “Rob explains what a drift boat is, describes the main features of a drift boat, and runs through … more

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Tippets: Motherhood and Fly Fishing, Avoiding Beginner Mistakes

In this recent article on The Globe and Mail, Rebecca Von Hoff writes about the growing demographic of women with young children on the water. “If the presence of women in fly fishing is to become mainstream, the sport’s culture … more

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Tippets: Summer Fishing in the West, How to Unravel Leaders

Terry Wickstrom hosts Kirk Deeter on a recent episode of his radio program, “Terry Wickstrom Outdoors,” to talk about navigating hot and dry conditions of summers in the West. “Deeter’s favorite option is to fish small, high altitude streams. If … more

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Tippets: Casting on Stillwater, Anglers of Influence

From positioning yourself on the bank to generating line speed for a long cast, in this short video, Russell Miller outlines great techniques for efficiently fishing large bodies of stillwater. With over 30 years of experience, Todd Tanner looks back … more

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Tippets: How to Fish in the Heat, Tanago Fishing

As the temperatures warm, compounded by drought conditions, anglers need to know when to fish and when not to for the health of the trout. In this article, Ivan Orsic of Trout’s Fly Fishing outlines general rules for keeping coldwater … more

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Tippets: Five Flies for July, Southern Trout Ozark Edition

In this short video from Trout’s Fly Fishing, Tanner Smith is joined on the Arkansas River by Garrison and Corinne Doctor from Rep Your Water. They talk about the top five flies for July fishing conditions. The July 2018 “Ozark … more

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Tippets: Chrissy Atkins and Jackie Kutzer Talk Orvis 50/50, Understanding Leaders

Chrissy Atkins and Jackie Kutzer, co-leaders of the Orvis 50/50 campaign, are recent guests on The Itinerant Angler podcast. They talk about getting, and keeping, more women on the water and how things have changed for female anglers. Listen to … more

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Tippets: Fly Fishing NYC, REYR Fly Rod

A boon of new and young anglers is embracing the slower speed of fly fishing in the heart of New York City. In this article, Lauren Steussy writes about new programs and urban angling opportunities offered throughout the city and … more

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Tippets: Tying the “Carp Crack,” Tips for Tightline Nymphing

For a great carp pattern this warmwater season, look no further than the “Carp Crack” fly designed by Jean Paul Lipton. Learn how to tie this pattern in this tutorial via Tale Tellers Fly Fishing. Competition angler Jesse Haller details … more

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