First of all, you need to understand what a "tippet" is before you can understand whether you need one.I am reading about tippets, and i trying to understand if I really need a tippet, and if i do when would i need one or not?
As was said, the the of fish and situation are important to answer.I am reading about tippets, and i trying to understand if I really need a tippet, and if i do when would i need one or not?
Warmwater fish are not normally line shy like trout. If you're fishing for bass, panfish, crappies etc., it's normally not that critical unless you have a small hook eye, need to account for drag, or the cast must be more precise than what monofilament allows.Tippet is the material that, in most cases for freshwater fish the flies are tied too. Tippet is typically thinner than standard mono. Standard leaders you buy off the shelf have three main parts. The hard mono or butt section, which is normally 25 or 30 lb test. The taper portion, which tapers the thicker mono to the tippet section. And the tippet section, which is thinned down or extruded to a specific thickness or 'test'.
Some salt water anglers, most freshwater toothy critter(pike, pickrel) and probably half the streamer guys use straight mono as a leader instead of a tapered leader. I use straight 30 lb test for pike, salt water mono for big streamers when coastal, etc. And a butt section with 12lb test added for throwing streamers to non toothy fish.