Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Interview with John Gierach, Questions About Tippet

John Gierach is the guest on a recent episode of Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio. Gierach talks about his writing, developing stories, and of course, fly fishing. Talk about tippet often focuses on the attachment to the leader. However, … more

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Tippets: Talking About Trigger Fingers, Feathers 101

The “trigger finger” is an integral and often overlooked part of casting. In this article, Domenick Swentosky writes about tips for improving your technique. “The trigger finger becomes intuitive if you train it in the basics from the beginning,” he … more

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Tippets: Sight Setting for Bonefish, Reef-Safe Sunscreens

Greg Vincent of H2O Bonefishing details solid advice for successfully hooking more bonefish through a technique called “sight setting.” “When you are fishing from a boat,” he writes, “you often have to contend with slack between you and the fly. The … more

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Tippets: Interview with Blane Choclett, Minding Tippet Spools

Blane Choclett pioneered the Game Changer style of fly design, and has been a major player in the rise of big game fly fishing in the last decade. From his start in fly fishing to how he develops patterns, read … more

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Tippets: Tying Tips for Stacking Flash, Top Flies for November

David Goodrich outlines tips and techniques for stacking flash in this post via Backcountry Fish Nerd. “My personal suggestion it so tie it on top of sturdy/bulky materials so the fly is not fouling up and not between the shank … more

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Tippets: The College Angler, Location Research

Matteo Moretti shares great advice for college anglers in this article via Postfly Box. “Aside from getting in the swing of things academically, the next important thing on your mind is fishing! Whether you’re a senior or starting your first … more

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Tippets: Henry’s Fork Marathon, Backpacking Locales for Fly Fishing

On the summer solstice, fly fishing guide and YETI Ambassador, Jeff Currier, takes advantage of the extended daylight and fishes the ranch of the Henry’s Fork River. “I don’t just do an average day of fishing—you can do that any day. … more

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Tippets: Tie Baitfish Patterns with Loon Live, Lessons from Pyramid Lake

The latest episode of Loon Live is a great intro to tying baitfish patterns, as well as a tutorial on a box-filling caddis pupa. Watch here. In this article, Aaron Smith writes about his trip to Pyramid Lake, providing plenty … more

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Tippets: Tips for Better Fishing Photos, Fishing Around Rocks and Logs

From DSLR to Smartphone cameras, in this recent article Matteo Moretti outlines great tips and techniques for taking better fish and fishing photos. Via Postfly Box. In this excerpt from the Orvis Fly Fishing Learning Center, Tom Rosenbauer explains why fish … more

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Tippets: Building a Better Woolly Bugger, Ode to Spring

In this recent article, David Goodrich outlines his take on building a better Woolly Bugger. For a more durable take on an old classic, don’t miss the tutorial via Backcountry Fish Nerd. “Fall is like the waiting room at the … more

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