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rjackh 07-27-2010 10:19 AM

knots in tippet
the other day i was fishing and i kept getting knots in my tippet. i wouldn't really call them wind knots and my loops were tailing, it was like my fly was twisting while false casting making the tippet twist up into a ball. i would stop and straighten it out only to have the same thing happen again. why is this happening and how do i prevent it? thanks

Ard 07-27-2010 10:38 AM

Re: knots in tippet

Usually this happens when you have a fairly fine tippet and a fly that has large wings or something else about the construction that makes it (the fly) spin on the end of the leader like a propeller. If they are not actual knots but just twisted leader tippets change either to a larger tippet or to a smaller more wind resistant fly.

rjackh 08-02-2010 09:36 PM

Re: knots in tippet
thanks ill grab some more spools of different size tippet to change to when this happens

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