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BarbaubeFebruary 18th, 2020, 10:03 am

Posts: 9

I've been trying ways to save some money on leaders. After tying my own, I've been looking at fly clips. Have any of you had some experiences fishing them? On streamers, wet flies or nymphs, and dries?

Besides discretion, I'm wondering if they could restrict the fly movements.

What do you think?
Red_green_hFebruary 18th, 2020, 11:44 am
New Mexico

Posts: 90
I just started experimenting with tippet rings. I think these are a better alternative than flyclips. Basically a flyclip is like a snap swivel. I would use these swivels mainly for bait fishing for muskies/northern. Tried them with largemouth but preferred using a Texas rig. If saving your leader is what your looking to do (which is my intention) I think tippet rings are the way to go. Tippet rings afford you the luxury of switching out different size tippet without changing your leader. I really can't see a good reason to use flyclips other than saving time. It literally takes probably 30 seconds more to tie a fly on your tippet.
Ryan Norris
"a day not catching anything is better than a day not fishing at all"
WbranchFebruary 18th, 2020, 12:39 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
I just started experimenting with tippet rings. I think these are a better alternative than flyclips

I agree. They are much smaller and inconspicuous. They are so light that they don't even break the surface. I don't feel them even casting the smallest of flies. Once you put on a leader attach a 1.5 mm tippet ring and then a tippet with a clinch knot. Example - Buy a 7.5' 3X leader and add a ring and 2' of 4X. Or buy a 9' 4X leader, add a tippet ring and 3' of 5X. As you change flies the tippet will get shorter and shorter. When it gets down to about 20" cut the remaining tippet off and add a new piece. Your leader ca n theoretically last an entire season.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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