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I just picked up some Rio fly clips and am planning to give them a try next time I make it out. Was wondering if anyone uses them?
 

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I have been using....
Mainly good for changing color flies at Pyramid, over dumb cutties.
Not very subtle...iI haven't landed a smart river trout on one yet...
Now that the water is off color it might work better.

Jim
 

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I've used them in the past. Caught enough fish with them to say they can work. Didn't like them enough to keep using them.
 

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When I first started fly fishing, this is what my father gave me to use. And I used them for many years, then got away from them. But then, we fished mostly for panfish.
I have to ask; will these not interfere with the buoyancy/movement of the tiniest trout flies?

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steve
 

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Not for trout. Rather, I was contemplating them for larger steelhead flies and maybe streamers flies for warmwater fish like bass.
 

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I think they would work for swinging but they might spin, They come in Lindy rig kits, so I've only used them for walleye fishing, spin rod.
 

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I tried something similar once a long time ago. I did not like them. Maybe when I get older and my eyes get even worse and my hands are arthritic I will try them again. But until then I will tie the fly direct to the tippet.

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Tim C.
 

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We just call them a swivel, but maybe the fly ones don't spin? I dunno, the walleye rig ones do.

There might be more than one Steve on this thread, but yeah I wouldn't and didn't suggest dry fly use.
 

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We just call them a swivel, but maybe the fly ones don't spin? I dunno, the walleye rig ones do.

There might be more than one Steve on this thread, but yeah I wouldn't and didn't suggest dry fly use.
see post #4 above

The fly clips I had did not swivel nor spin and as I recall didn't like down eyed hooks.
 

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I'm a big snap user for spin rig and have tried these in the past. Fumbling with the off/on hard snap for my big fingers required a separate need for forceps to grab the tiny thing to pull. Easier to just tie a knot.
 

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I've used the twist clip ones, but only for large pike flies on wire leaders. Works great for quickly changing flies. I don't think I'd bother using the smaller ones for dry flies or nymphs though.Twist Clip.jpg
 

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Using them on the business end of a sinking Skagit line system is what was intended. Some do fish dries with a Skagit line and a floater... But the intended use would be larger wet flies on the swing.
 

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Pictured is a Fastsnap.....not the Rio clip, which are even bigger. No swivel on either....
Maybe, but Fish USA lists both styles pictured above as Rio- the one as "fly clip" and the other as "twist clip".
I really can't recall what name was on the ones I had, but like ArcherA I found knots easier.
 
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