- Sep 9, 2006
Saw this mentioned in another thread. Just what is a tippet ring?
I can second that. I typically only change mine once a year, and that is just to err on the side of caution. With a mono rig for nymphing or even a furled leader for other applications, one ought to do you a good long time. I like the bigger ones, even up to the "steelhead" size, which will last forever and seem to be even more knot friendly on tippet, perhaps because of the added and more rounded surface area.4 years? Wow WT2, that is truly impressive.
One problem with tippet rings is that they're tiny and easy to drop.
I get around this by tying them on to 4lb mono (at my tying bench) and then cutting off about a two inch tail. I then tape several of my ring/line units into a small plastic box (from dental picks).
If I have to replace a ring on the stream, I just take out one of my pre-tied rings, tie it to the leader and snip off the holding mono.
Good idea. 👍 I place the tippet ring on a magnet for threading purposes. It is fairly easy to keep part of the tippet ring in contact with magnet while threading the line through.I don't use tippet rings except on rare, rare occasions but have you ever tried threading them on a safety pin?
The trick is to NOT try and take them off the pin until at least ONE end of your leader or tippet is attached.
RIO too. I was not aware anyone was selling them not on a swivel, but like I said above, it's not like I've bought a pack in the last 5 years or more since they last for so long. Good point above about checking for nicks and sharp edges. I also use those micro swivels for streamers sometimes.I use Orvis tippet rings, they come on a snap swivel.