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Old 05-17-2017, 02:48 PM
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Default Follow up question on tippet rings

My "busted" got thread closed but I have one final question regarding tippet rings. Will a 2 mm tippet ring allow for a dropper as well as the leader and tippet connections? In other words is there enough room in the ring for the leader, the Tippet, and a dropper? All 5X.

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Old 05-17-2017, 03:09 PM
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Wouldn't you want to tie your dropper off the dry fly?
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Default Re: Follow up question on tippet rings

In this case, I am talking about a Nymphing rig.
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In this case, I am talking about a Nymphing rig.
Okay.

Wouldn't you want to tie the lowest nymph off the top nymph?

It seems to me to have two lengths of tippet side by side would cause a real rats nest, unless there's something I'm missing and probably am.
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Default Re: Follow up question on tippet rings

It's a 2 fly rig. The first fly is off a 6 inch dropper. The bottom fly is tied to the tippet. And I leave a tag line below that for a split shot or two. It actually works very well without tangling.


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Default Re: Follow up question on tippet rings

I use a surgeon's loop on my leader to loop my tippet to. Same principle as a tippet ring, but no metal ring. When using a dropper, I tie a 2nd piece of tippet material to the dry fly's hook shank at the bend and then tie the dropper nymph to the end of that 2nd tippet. I've tied a short extra piece of tippet to the top of my main tippet and tied the dry fly to that short tag before as well. It works equally well either way. I just prefer to tie to the bend of the hook of the dry fly. Several ways to skin cats.
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Default Re: Follow up question on tippet rings

I use a tippet ring 90% of the time when nymphs are involved.
Two nymph rig, first fly is 4 inch leader, second is a 12 inch leader. but through the tippet ring, and I have rarely tangled it up.
Dry dropper rig, 12 inch leader to dropper, 4 inches to dropper, both through tippet ring.
My experience is that if one fly is short and one long, the tangles are far less.
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Will a 2 mm tippet ring allow for a dropper as well as the leader and tippet connections? In other words is there enough room in the ring for the leader, the Tippet, and a dropper? All 5X.

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Yes. I just tied and fished that very rig using the 2mm ring three weeks ago at Lee's Ferry.

Admittedly, the only reason I used the 2mm ring was that I somehow forgot my 3mm rings that I usually use for any subsurface fishing. I was initially not hopeful but it wasn't a problem.

It is much easier to use a 3mm rings, of course.
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