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Old 08-21-2014, 11:26 AM
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What is the best knot for connecting tippet rings?
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I just use a clinch knot with mine.
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Use the same knot that you use to tie the tippet to the fly. I happen to use the Orvis knot.

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When you use the same knot to tie tippet to tippet ring and tippet to fly, both knots will have about the same breaking strength.
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Clinch knot on both ring and fly

The only thing I do different with tippet rings, and I will get it out of the way because it could be the dumbest theory ever.

If I plan on using 6x tippet, I will either cut a 6x leader back to the thicker diameter leader say where it is comparable to 4 or 5x, attach my tippet ring and then add the 6x on. Or I just go 5x tapered leader to tippet ring, then 6x tippet. Theory is if I snag I am certain my 6x after the ring will snap before the 5x proceeding the tippet ring.

Seems to work
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Use the same knot that you use to tie the tippet to the fly. I happen to use the Orvis knot.

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When you use the same knot to tie tippet to tippet ring and tippet to fly, both knots will have about the same breaking strength.
I agree. For the size of trout I chase, a simple Davy knot on both ends of the tippet works for me.
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I go back and forth between a double Davy and a clinch knot.

If I'm tying it at home, it's a clinch knot. On the water it's a double Davy.
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Haven't used a tippet ring yet but I did give the double davy knot a try last fishing trip. It did great. I was using a Palomar knot before and was wasting alot of tippet with my knots. The double davy wasted alot less and was at least just as strong. It was easy to tie and didn't have one break all day. Held up to a few fish and many snags. Also pulled lots of lilly pad and weeds out just fine. It was much easier for me to tie that a clinch knot.
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I speak to many fly fishers, new and seasoned. I often tell them to use the same knot they tie their fly on with. If familiar with the clinch, that is what I recommend. As mentioned above, it it holds your fly, it will hold the ring.
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a little off topic but I have to ask. Is there a benefit of the tippet ring over a loop-loop connection between tippet and leader?
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There was a discussion about this a short while back:

Tippet rings or perfection loop?
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