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White River Fly Shop Tippet Ring
Extend the life of your leader! Our White River Fly Shop® Tippet Ring gives you a fast and easy system for changing the size of your tippet. Unlike a blood knot or double surgeon's knot, the use of a Tippet Ring allows a fly angler to connect a tippet that is significantly different in diameter than the end of the leader. For example, it's difficult to connect a 3X leader to a 7X tippet with a knot. But with the use of a White River Fly Shop Tippet Ring, it's quick and easy! Thus, you can quickly change tippet diameters without the need to drastically rebuild or restructure your leader. Package of 10.
Rated 5 out of
Would Not Fish Without OneI have been using tippet rings for several years and would not fish without them. They save time and money. I fly fish an average of once per week and do not remember the last time I had to replace my leader. It is much easier and faster to tie a tippet to a tippet ring with an improved clinch knot than trying to tie a tippet directly to the leader using a surgeons or any other knot, especially when it is cold. Tying a tippet to a leader, when there is more than a .002” or 2 lb. test difference results in a weakened knot. Yellowstone Angler tested various tippets (Tippet Shootout) and tippet to leader connections and found the tippet ring was the strongest connection between the tippet and leader. The trick is to use a heavier leader than tippet. If the tippet breaks off, 99% of the time it will break off at the tippet ring instead of the tippet and ring breaking off at the leader. I use Rio Powerflex Trout 7.5 ft. 4X (6.4lb) leader and a 2 ft. 6X or 5X Trout Hunter flourocarbon tippet (best flourocarbon tippet tested in the shootout) and tie both to the tippet ring using an improved clinch knot. And yes, you can fish dry flies with a tippet ring. I have done so many times. Do yourself a favor, use a tippet ring.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 1 out of
too small. the 1mm size cuts the lineI bought these after reading articles on how helpful tippet rings are. I guess I didn't do enough research. The first time I tried to snug my knot the line broke. Thinking it might be a fluke I tried again with the same result. I switched from an orvis knot to a Trilene knot which held, for a while. Three minor snags produced three broken lines, all at the ring. Further research suggests rings of 3mm at least.