Monday, April 23, 2012

The No Knot Fast Snap Fast Way to Attach Tippet


Today’s post will deal with a fly fishing accessory I recently discovered while searching for some fly line the other day on the net. I am referring to the No Knot Fast Snap, which enables the fisherman to save on leaders. The Fast Snap simply ties into the leader after you have used of the tippet end of your leader from fly ties. It serves as a tiny loop so you can eliminate the blood knot altogether and keep using the leader for a longer period of time. I talk to a fly fishing representative at Bass Pro about the fast snap and he told me that he used it and likes the fact he doesn’t have to tie but one knot as opposed a couple when attaching his tippet. I am one who uses a lot of flies when I am fishing. I use 6 to 8” of tippet every time I attach the fly to the line. I think with the fast snap it gives me more time to be fishing. Has anyone out there used this little gadget? It would be worth a try to see if the positives reviews are for real. The following is a description from Bass Pro

  Change hooks, jigs, lures or flies in just seconds with the No-Knot Fas-Snap and enjoy more time fishing. The innovative, lightweight No-Knot Fas-Snap is designed to be tied directly to your tippet or mono line. No-Knot Fas-Snap will not inhibit casting or presentation and it even floats with a dry fly! 30 per pack   

 I thought I would throw this in---My wife and I have been on a moving spree for the past four days. We have been helping our Son-in-law and Daughter move into another house. I guess you guys have notice I have been absence from the blog, well that is why. I didn’t need any gym this past week, I got all the gym I could handle and more with the move event. When your kids ask you to do something you always say yes---it did put a damper on the fishing.

18 comments:

Blake Frautschi said...

I use them sometimes, but lost a nice fish because one bent out, im guessing from weakening from two previous nice fish and casting heavy streamers, but i was still pretty P.O'd
they do save a lot of time though, just make sure they aren't bent at all every once and a while while fishing.

Brk Trt said...

Very interesting.
Have you ever used a braided or furled leader?

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
I am going to give them a try. I am using a lot of flies and I think this might save me some time. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Brk
I have never used either a braided or furled leader. I am wondering do you still get the line twist with either leader? Thanks for the comment

FishnDave said...

I've been using these for several years. LOVE 'EM! Makes changing flies a very quick and easy procedure...even in the dark!
Like Blake noticed, the small size will occasionally bend out. I now just use the medium size. Don't use it if you're going to be using small dry flies...but otherwise they are good for everything other fly style I use. I even use them for ice-fishing...tying on a new ice-jig with cold fingers used to sometimes be a problem.
I totally recommend using these.

With the medium size, I've landed fish as large as 25 pounds. I don't think I've hooked into any bigger than that...

Shoreman said...

I've used those little gizmos for about a year now, but with lures not fly fishing. Only problem I've run into is that you have to hold it (because they are so small) with pliers to get your lure loose.

Mark

Bill Trussell said...

Dave
I am really interested in the tiny ones to use with poppers. I don't want to connect the popper directly to the Fast Snap. I am wanting to use it as a small loop to continually tie tiippets into it. Glad to know you like it, that is why I did this post to get some feedback on this little gadget. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I have known for some time that you could use them with lures but never realize they could be used with poppers. I would not use it with dry flies, because I think it would sink the fly. Thanks for the comment

Anthony Gardner said...

Interesting little gadget. I will have to check them out.

FishnDave said...

Bill, if you are just wanting something to attach tippet to on the end of your leader, you might consider using a "mini tippet ring". J.Stockard Fly Fishing sells them. Below is a link to the product:
http://www.jsflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/item/LL-295020-0000
I'm using them on one of my favorite rods, and they really work great.

Bill Trussell said...

Anthony
This is a neat little gadget, but Dave at FsihnDave Blog has told me about something even better. I will be doing a post on it for tomorrow. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Dave
I really appreciate you finding this little ring. It is exactly what I am looking for. I needed something to save on leaders and this is the ticket. I will do a post on it for tomorrow. I would like to share it with the rest of the blog community. Thanks again for the link

Devin Angleberger said...

I agree with Blake Fra., I had one bend out. But other than that, I think they're okay, but personally I don't use the.

Bill Trussell said...

Devin
Just found something better will post on it tomorrow. Thanks for the comment

Blake Hamilton said...

Can't wait to see a follow up.

John said...

Bill

Like FishnDave I've been using the snaps for years with flies and on the ice with no problems to report.

Bill Trussell said...

John
Glad to know you like the snaps----BUT!! Dave found this tippit ring that like even better--will do a post on it tomorrow--thanks for the commment

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
Check out the post tomorrow for the ring tippit--thanks for the comment