Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Making Tenkara Leaders, Hatch Magazine Barracuda Tournament

Jason Klass draws from a diverse background of fishing styles to create his tenkara leader. “My tenkara line formula is simple, easy to remember, and easy to make with just two blood knots,” he explains. “It’s also very cost effective–you … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: DIY First Aid Kit, Catch and Release Best Practices  

A well-stocked first-aid kit is an essential for anglers spending time in remote areas. In this article, Emily Reed writes about the how-tos of DIT kits: “ building out your own kit allows you to tailor the contents to whatever … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Strategies for Small Streams, Tying Jason’s Hopper

In this two-part series, Elliot Barnes from Bow River Troutfitters in Calgary, Alberta, outlines tips and techniques for fishing small streams. From why featureless water can still hold trout, to high-sticking to achieve a drag free drift. Learn more here. … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Big Fish on Small Flies, Fishing with Kids

In this recent post, Louis Cahill examines the flies in his box that have historically caught the biggest fish. “Without exception they were small, natural and traditional,” he observes. “I realize that this is in no way a scientific sampling … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

AFFTA Applauds Legislation to Permanently Reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has released a statement in praise of a bipartisan bill that would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Read more in the press release below.

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Take Better Fish Portraits, Interview with Author Stephen Sautner

Most anglers want to remember remarkable fish in some way, often through a photo. And “if you consider the safety of the fish first, then think about taking a portrait of your fish while it remains in the water or … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Fly Fishing The Potomac, Best Waders for Women

The Potomac River has been called “America’s River,” and in a recent article in Sporting Classics, Beau Beasley writes about both the history of the river as well as the best ways to fish it. “America’s River has a lot … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Fishing the Kulik River, Tying Hair Wing Dry Flies

Russ Lumpkin writes about fishing Alaska’s Kulik River in this recent essay in Gray’s Sporting Journal. “Most days during the fishing season, the Kulik supports any number of fly anglers—from one or two to maybe a dozen. And yet people … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Setting Up for Bonefish, Stream Position

In the eleventh episode of the second season of RIO’s How To series, learn “How To Set Up For A Bonefish Trip,” from Simon Gawesworth. In the short instructional film, “Simon talks about all the gear you will need to … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment

Tippets: Non-Profit Alpharetta Outfitters, Deciding Tippet Length

Jeff Wright is the manager of Alpharetta Outfitters in the Atlanta, Georgia area, “which is possibly the only fly shop on earth that donates its profits to charity,” explains Zach Matthews. Listen to Wright describe the surprising success of a shop that … more

Posted in Tippets | Leave a comment