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These alloy rings are very small, smooth and seamless connectors between your leader and tippet. Tie one on the end of your leader, then tie the tippet onto the ring These rings make changing or replacing tippet easy without nibbling away at the leader. May be used on any leader system and are excellent for tying droppers. Because the rings are so small and easy to lose, we sell them strung on a wire swivel. Available in 5/64" for light to medium leader or 3/32" size for heavy leader and tippet. 10 rings per package.
Silver 5/64" rings are packaged on a clip with a long swivel. Black rings in both sizes are packaged on a clip with a short swivel.
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Time and convenience: Tippet Rings
Reviewer: A viewer from Aurora, Ontario CA
As far as I know these rings were "borrowed" from the coarse fishing competitions in Europe. I first saw them in a book written by two Czech champions and in 2004 I had the chance to buy and try them at the World Fly Fishing Championships in Slovakia. I haven't fished without them ever since. The idea is that you can use a ring to join very fast two pieces of leader and/or the leader and the tippet, even if there is a big difference in diameter (i.e. 0X and 6X). Usually the tippet is a 6X and that needs to be replaced quite often. An improved clinch knot and away you go. Time is really expensive in a competition. For non-competitors it provides (a lot of) convenience. Try it once and you'll never go without it. Then drop me an email to say thanks, or swear, or anything, at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS - One advice: as soon as you get the rings split them in sets of 5 and place them on safety pins. When you want to tie on a ring, pass the line through the ring, tie the clinch knot, clip the end of the line, and only AFTER that take the ring out from the safety pin. Then you can tie the ring to the second piece of line.
Outstanding, uniform quality and strength
Reviewer: A viewer from Southern Connecticut
I prefer these tippet rings over all others. The 3mm size is more general purpose than the smaller 2mm, and the weight added to your rig is negligible. I use these tippet rigs for nymphing rigs, to add droppers and more importantly to save expensive tippet. When you first tie on a factory leader, you can add one of these to the end, and tie tippet off of it. This saves you from cutting the leader back all the time for new tippet knots. I gave it 4 stars based on cost, but the quality is unparalleled.
No More Disappearing Leader
Reviewer: A viewer from Woodstock, GA US
I love these things! I tie it on to the end of my leader and tie the tippet on also. Works great, when I change flies I don't eat up my leader because I can cut the tippet right at the ring.