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Re: Tippet rings

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Years ago I had these tiny hooks that you put on the end of your tippet to change flies without tieing them on.


Snap swivels? Yeah, they still make them and they're common. Never heard them in use with fly fishing, but I suppose they'd work. Common among bait guys.

Tippet ring = little metal ring.

Barrel swivel = 2 tippet rings with a swivel in between.

Snap swivel = 1 tippet ring, swivel, with essentially a small safety pin on the other side.

Swivels:
http://www.cabelas.com/swivels-snaps-clevises.shtml

And for whoever said tippet rings were crazy expensive, would these work? Have to check size, I suppose, they may be too big. The diameter listed is the gauge of the wire, not the diameter of the ring.

stainless steel rings

In my bait days I used swivels extensively, they're highly useful for minnie fishermen to prevent the line from twisting.


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Years ago I had these tiny hooks that you put on the end of your tippet to change flies without tieing them on.


I have searched and searched trying to find them so i could recommend them-lol
Best thing ever made for droppers-
found them a couple years ago,but seemed to have disappeared.
They aren't snap swivels-
about the size of a 24 hook but with a spring type U shape.

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Re: Tippet rings

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And for whoever said tippet rings were crazy expensive, would these work? Have to check size, I suppose, they may be too big. The diameter listed is the gauge of the wire, not the diameter of the ring.


I did, realize my sense of cheap is different than most. The pack I bought was $8 for 20, though, and that's alot of cash for a little metal ring.

Hold on, let me get you a picture of one, I think there's one in the car....

Posted on: 2011/4/6 13:24
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Re: Tippet rings

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There's a tippet ring, there's 12#, 6# and 3x all attached to it. For reference, there's also a size 14 royal coachman.

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Re: Tippet rings

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I googled mustad fly clips and There is a few sites with them. Most of the places are in the U.K. Not sure how to do the link thing.

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Re: Tippet rings

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I did, realize my sense of cheap is different than most. The pack I bought was $8 for 20, though, and that's alot of cash for a little metal ring.


Oh I agree thats steep. The ones I linked are most likely too big, but they were like $8 for 150 or something. There's gotta be a cheap way to get a little metal ring of of something or other. I'm thinking Michael's, could find something for jewelry making, maybe like the clasp rings on necklaces.

Linky

Smallest here are 4mm, which is roughly 5/32 of an inch. If thats too big or you don't like the clasp, you can always buy chains and cut out the links.

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Posted on: 2011/4/6 16:23


Re: Tippet rings

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The bigger ones are probably fine for nymphing rigs, but the little tippet rings are so stupid light (they're also, supposedly, Ti) that they're able to float.

Since this is the year I tie knotted leaders, I plan to use them in wet fly leaders I construct... Come next fall, I'll see how many in my pack are left. :)

The chain is a pretty interesting idea, though.. One I'll have to look at when I hit the craft store next. However, I'm afraid they'll probably be too pliable, and if the line ends up at a point where the ring is joined, it'd just slip out.

Even I, the cheapest man on this forum, need to admit defeat once in awhile. That said, I don't really see that much of a need for these things. I think this is another item borne of the competition set that might make sense in their fishing game, but in real life isn't very practical.

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Re: Tippet rings

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oh I have seen those snaps before I think they sell them at the sporting gentleman


I used to go to the Sporting Gentleman back in the 70s when they first opened, I don't know if I got them there or not.

Posted on: 2011/4/6 18:27


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I think this is another item borne of the competition set that might make sense in their fishing game, but in real life isn't very practical.


Nope - not legal for the comp guys.

How are they not practical? Tie one to your butt section of the leader, and add tippet as needed, without using up any of the butt section tying knots.

Not necessary, but they work. What about mono/fluoro knots? They eliminate problems joining dissimilar materials.

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No knot fas-snap. That is the name of the little u shaped snaps. I actually bought some many moons ago at Dave's in Doylestown. They are still in my vest, but I don't remember the last time I used them. They work as far as I remember, but I feel dirty inside when I use them.

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Sound like something one would get an an adult shop.

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Nope - not legal for the comp guys.
How are they not practical? Tie one to your butt section of the leader, and add tippet as needed, without using up any of the butt section tying knots.


They're not? I thought that's where they got the idea from?

Didn't think about mono<->fluoro connections, but other than that, I'm unimpressed. Droppers are just as easy to snug up a cinch to a bloodknot.

They do make leaders look even more fiddly, though. I'm not sure if that impresses chicks, but I'm gonna hold out hope.

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Re: Tippet rings

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No knot fas-snap. That is the name of the little u shaped snaps. I actually bought some many moons ago at Dave's in Doylestown. They are still in my vest, but I don't remember the last time I used them. They work as far as I remember, but I feel dirty inside when I use them.


Who makes the no knot fast snaps. I was thinking the ones I had were from Eagle Claw. Mustad isn't the only one.

Maybe I'll find them some day or maybe they were in the vest I threw away with my micrometer.

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I have been using tippet rings for several years now and really like them. They are indeed light enough that I have no issues with using them even when a dry fly is tied on. If you are interested in trying them out I would suggest spending a little extra and getting decent ones from a reputable source. The first time I purchased them was off of ebay and they were not very good quality. If they are not smooth they will break the tippet.
Even so $8.00 for 20 seems excessive to me. I have only purchased them one other time since the first go around. I forget how much I spent but I still have an ample supply that has lasted me about 2 years.

Posted on: 2011/4/6 23:59


Re: Tippet rings

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Buffalo7,
The manufacture is Kipper. If you are going to try and find them on the interweb look for "Fas-snap".

Posted on: 2011/4/7 6:35



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