Tippet rings - thoughts?

All about trout fishing in the great Garden State!
Post Reply
garden hackle
Posts: 168
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:50 pm

Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by garden hackle » Wed May 27, 2020 10:01 am

I have some, but very rarely use them.

It appears to be an ideal use for a dropper fly, but anyone can achieve the same thing by either tying off of the eye or the tail bend (that could be a different discussion). Or, is there an advantage to using a tippet ring?

Who uses them and why is there an advantage?

Jaybird
Posts: 178
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:23 am

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by Jaybird » Wed May 27, 2020 11:13 am

Great for nymphing , blasphemous for dry flies . ( Can it be done yes , but real dryfly guys will talk about you behind your back )

User avatar
Twism86
Posts: 334
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Location: Basking Ridge, NJ
Contact:

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by Twism86 » Wed May 27, 2020 11:35 am

Love tippet rings! I use them on all my leaders, and yes, even for dries! Sorry Jay!

I use at least two of them on my nymphing leader when going from 2/3x to 4x and 4x to 5x. For dries I use them at the end of the tapered leader to go to my final section of 5x tippet. They really do save your leaders and allow you to use them for much longer and no blood knots, the most evil of the fishing knots!! Two simple clinch knots and you are off! Also when you are snagged the lighter tipper knot tends to break so you are left with the rest of your leader intact with the ring and ready to tie on a new final section.

Grab them with your forceps to tie the initial knot, this helps a lot! Trying to pick up those little buggers with your hands is a recipe for frustration and losing many.
"Stupidity is scary but genius can be frightening.
Genius built the atom bomb. Genius topples nations."

User avatar
BiggerThomas
Posts: 275
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Location: Whenever somebody's looking to be free...look in their eyes--you'll see me.

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by BiggerThomas » Wed May 27, 2020 1:31 pm

This video (both creepy and hilarious with the Barbee Doll) suggests tippet rings are either "the best thing since sliced bread or may represent the end of civilized fly fishing as we know it." :lol: In any case, I definitely like them for nymphing but am yet to use them on a dry fly (microdrag issue?). https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo
Every Night & every Morn
Some to Misery are Born
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to Endless Night
___________________________
--William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

joe_panella
Posts: 88
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:08 pm

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by joe_panella » Thu May 28, 2020 6:20 am

Jaybird wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:13 am
Great for nymphing , blasphemous for dry flies . ( Can it be done yes , but real dryfly guys will talk about you behind your back )
Most furled leaders have tippet rings on them.

User avatar
cappy
Posts: 168
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Location: On the River

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by cappy » Thu May 28, 2020 8:33 am

I love them. As stated most furled leaders come with them. I tie them into my Tenkara level lines. I also use micro-swivels on my streamer leaders.

MickyFinn
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:25 pm

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by MickyFinn » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:42 am

Would someone explain the "furled leader" idea? I was using tippet rings just last night on the Delaware and my sighter and tippet seemed at one point to get all twisted up. Is that what the "furled" is about?

User avatar
cappy
Posts: 168
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Location: On the River

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by cappy » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:36 am

MickyFinn wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:42 am
Would someone explain the "furled leader" idea? I was using tippet rings just last night on the Delaware and my sighter and tippet seemed at one point to get all twisted up. Is that what the "furled" is about?
https://guiderecommended.com/furled-leader-fly-fishing/

User avatar
Rusty Spinner
Posts: 717
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Location: Flanders, NJ
Contact:

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by Rusty Spinner » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm

At the risk of alienating some, furled leaders are for those that can't cast. There, I said it. :lol: :lol:
"A sinking fly is closer to Hell" - Unknown

User avatar
cappy
Posts: 168
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:22 pm
Location: On the River

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by cappy » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:21 pm

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
At the risk of alienating some, furled leaders are for those that can't cast. There, I said it. :lol: :lol:
You are 100% correct. That is why I use them. :mrgreen:

User avatar
Rusty Spinner
Posts: 717
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Location: Flanders, NJ
Contact:

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by Rusty Spinner » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:50 pm

cappy wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
At the risk of alienating some, furled leaders are for those that can't cast. There, I said it. :lol: :lol:
You are 100% correct. That is why I use them. :mrgreen:
:lol:
"A sinking fly is closer to Hell" - Unknown

joe_panella
Posts: 88
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:08 pm

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by joe_panella » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:41 am

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
At the risk of alienating some, furled leaders are for those that can't cast. There, I said it. :lol: :lol:
Your not alienating me. With the limited time I get on the river with little kids it is a surprise I can still catch a few fish.

User avatar
Rusty Spinner
Posts: 717
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Location: Flanders, NJ
Contact:

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Post by Rusty Spinner » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:56 am

joe_panella wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:41 am
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
At the risk of alienating some, furled leaders are for those that can't cast. There, I said it. :lol: :lol:
Your not alienating me. With the limited time I get on the river with little kids it is a surprise I can still catch a few fish.
Ah yes, I still remember the Joe P before kids angler. :lol:
"A sinking fly is closer to Hell" - Unknown

Post Reply