Category Archives: Tippets

Tippets: Carp Craze in The West, Flies for High Water

Over the past few years attitudes toward the common carp have changed. Particularly in the West, anglers are targeting carp as legitimate game fish. Jack Ballard writes about the carp craze in this article via American Angler. In much of the … more

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Tippets: Golden Gate Park Fly Fishing Club Celebrates 80 Years, Get to Know Your Backing

The Golden Gate Park Fly Fishing club recently celebrated 80 years since the facilities were built and 85 years since the club was formed. “In addition to its monthly casting lessons, the club’s outreach includes organized outings to fishing spots, … more

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Tippets: The Flyathon, Stonefly Facts

Angler and trail-runner Andrew Todd channeled his concern for native trout in Colorado into a fun event he calls The Flyathlon. The event includes running 10 miles and catching a fish, of course. Learn more about this unique event in … more

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Tippets: Interview with Hilary Hutcheson, Best Fly Rod Picks for Summer

Hilary Hutcheson is a fly-fishing guide and the owner of Lary’s Fly & Supply in Columbia Falls, MT. She is also passionate about conservation and is a board member of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers and a Brand Ambassador for YETI, … more

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Tippets: Loon Live, Swing the Fly Poetry Contest

This week, Loon Live will feature two diverse patterns: “The Radical Rycho is a simple caddis imitation that can be fished in a few different ways. The Sculp Craw is your run-of-the-mill sculpin/crawdad hybrid.” Tune in live on May 17 … more

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Tippets: Size Matters for Female Fish, Flies for Spring Stripers

New research finds that larger mother fish produce more offspring. The findings are a good reminder “that protecting bigger females is a good way to keep fish stocks plentiful. And that catching too many big ones will deplete the overall … more

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Tippets: Drop Shot Rigs for Fly Rodding, New Reads for Anglers

Conventional dropper rigs can be successfully adapted for a fly fishing set up as well. In this article on Hatch Magazine, Cosmo Genova shows you how. In this article via The Nature Conservancy, Matthew Miller reviews three great reads for … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Upstream Dry Fly, Veterans and Fly Fishing

The seventh episode of season two of RIO’s How To series focuses on “How To Fish The Upstream Dry Fly.” RIO ambassador Rob Parkins “explains the advantages of fishing a dry fly upstream, and talks about the correct angles to … more

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Tippets: 2018 Orvis Breaking Barriers Award Winner, Spey Rigging for Trout

The Orvis Breaking Barriers Award honors individuals “who have gone above and beyond to introduce the sport of fly fishing to a more diverse audience.” The recipient for the 2018 award is Whitney Milhoan, executive director of Casting for Recovery … more

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Tippets: Fishing the Rust Belt for Steel, Tying the Troutsman Hex

Zach Matthews writes about fishing the Rust Belt region for steelhead. Along the shores of Lake Erie, “Oil derricks turning to red powder maintained their lonely sentry duty. All of this conveyed a clear message: Bad things, man, bad things … more

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