Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Handy Mini Tippet Ring --Tippet to Leader So EASY!!


Just found something even better than the No Knot Fast Snap. Dave over at FishnDave Blog left a comment on the No Knot Fast Snap Post I did for Monday. He sent me a link dealing with MiniTippet Rings, which is exactly what I am looking for to actually save on leaders. These little rings are even better than the Fast Snap because of the diameter and ease at which you can attach the tippet. These can actually be used with Dry Flies and Midges.  The following is the description of the rings-----Dave said he uses the rings and is sold on them. Thanks to Dave for helping me out here.

Product Overview:
These nickel alloy rings are very small, smooth and seamless connectors between your leader and tippet. Tie one on the end of your leader, then tie the tippet onto the ring These rings make changing or replacing tippet easy without nibbling away at the leader. They really have caught on among competitive fly fishers, because of the speed and ease with which tippet can be changed. May be used on any leader system and are excellent for tying droppers. Though light enough to fish dry flies and midges on 7X tippets, they will handle any load your leader and tippet will bear. Available in the original nickel silver and now in black nickel for use in deep water or low light levels; choose from nominal 2 mm for light to medium leader or 3 mm size for heavy leader and tippet. Made in England, available with 20 or 100 rings per package.





10 comments:

Brookfield Angler said...

So have you actually got to use them yet?? These really seem like a fantastic idea.

I was also thinking the the invisaswivels would be fantastic option.

http://www.aquateko.com/Invisa_Swivel_Invisible_Fishing_Swivel_p/in126.htm

Bill Trussell said...

Brook
I ordered the rings last night and should have them next week. I will do a review on them then. From what Dave at "Fishndave blog" told me these little rings are the ticket for saving on leaders. They are extremely tiny and can be fished as I stated in the post with dries and midges. The Swivel you have mentioned is similar to the L-connect leader from Scientific Angler--I used some of those and they pulled open on bigger fish. I will take a look at the Swivel. Thanks for the comment

Shoreman said...

Looking forward to your review.

Mark

troutrageous1 said...

Yeah, tippet rings are the way to go. I've used them on my leaders for the better part of 3 years now. Will never switch back.

Bill Trussell said...

Michael
I am really glad I did this post, because I have found the link I am looking for to save on leaders. You and others have convinced me the ring is the way to go. Have a good Smokey Mt. Trip

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Hope to get the rings next week-will report back then--thanks for the comment

Blake Hamilton said...

this is turning into a 3 part series, ill be back for the conclusion

Anthony Gardner said...

Ok, so here's my problem, I think... I don't use tippet! I use 10 lb. mono, that I straighten every once in a while. Maybe my casting suffers, but I'm so new to it, I don't think I notice. What is the benefit of tippet over regular lb. test leader?

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
I should have the rings by next week and give a report at that time--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Anthony
You have a tippet on the end of your leaders; it is the tail end section of your leader--in other words the thin part of the leader. After tying on fly after fly you use up the majority of the end of the leader which is really the tippet end. In order to keep using your leader, you can use the tippet ring tied into the end of the leader and then tie 3 or 4 ft. of tippet line to your leader and keep using the same leader time after time. It really saves on buying leaders all time. You can buy a spool of tippet for a fourth of the price of the leader, and the tippet spool will last much longer. I hope I didn't confuse you with the long explanation. Thanks for the comment