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Old 02-19-2014, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: Anyone not use tippet? fly right to leader

Tie a tippet ring to the end of your leader... How tough is it to tie a cinch knot... 60 leaders a year is redunkulous
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I build my own leader/tippet end of fly line deals and have been for a while now. Doesn't stop me from catching the snot out of fish.
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Default Re: Anyone not use tippet? fly right to leader

I guess that works if you are going home when you break a foot or two off.

Tying a simple surgeons knot rather than quit fishing or having to tie on a knew tapered leader seems easier I guess. Maybe you use loop to loop and buy or receive already looped leaders? Which really is not a knot, but it is fast and easy.

If you can tie a fly on you can tie three surgeons knot in the time it takes to tie on one fly...and it's easier.

Easier yet would be just use a spool of leader...roll off your length and tie it on...no need to open and unravel a tapered leader, which can be a bit troublesome as well.
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Default Re: Anyone not use tippet? fly right to leader

So do you throw your fly line away if it gets dirty and just put on new?
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Default Re: Anyone not use tippet? fly right to leader

On Dries only when my tappered leader gets to short. On Nymphs I use straight leader without tippet.
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Tie a tippet ring to the end of your leader... How tough is it to tie a cinch knot... 60 leaders a year is redunkulous
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Default Re: Anyone not use tippet? fly right to leader

Well, at least it is harder to brake a fly on the back cast with the leader material.
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Default Re: Anyone not use tippet? fly right to leader

I've seen the "Do you use tippet?" question before and it's really a misunderstanding of terms. Everyone presumable ties their fly onto a piece of clear line and not the end of the fly line...

The question really is "Do you use purpose-made, tippet material?"

Do whatever you want -- I surgeons knot "tippet" onto my leader (tapered or whatever I happen to be using) but sometimes it's actual tippet material, sometimes is just maxima "spinning" line or whatever. Tippet rings work too.
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Tippet is very important and making that "extra" knot is faster than changing your leader and spending time straighten it up every time you change it.

Make a loop at the end of your leader and do the same when you cut tippet you can that non slip loop in ±20 seconds or get a tippet ring. Then connect the tippet and leader with loop to loop and voila back to fishing and save the length of your leader. Plus braking a snag is much easier with the tippet material.
Another vote for tippet rings. Come in 2mm and 3mm and these are the same things built into the end of furled leaders. From the ring on is your 'tippet' material. Need to change the tippet? Just cut off at the ring and put on a new section.
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Default Re: Anyone not use tippet? fly right to leader

Fred,

I've been considering trying out the tippet rings. What size do you suggest for 6x & 5X tapered leaders? When you put the leader on do you cut off the tippet section to add the ring or do you wait till you use it up? About how far down do you put the ring? Final question, do you think the rings affect the cast?
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