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Trevor, the tippet is a small length of line that joins the end of the leader. Tie your fly to the end of the tippet.

What this does is save you losing a small piece of the leader every time you change flies. When the tippet is to short just tie on a new one.

As already said use a piece of line about 2 to 3 feet in length for the tippet tied with a four turn water knot.

Best of luck in your new adventure.

Dave

 

[ 03. June 2003, 09:07 PM: Message edited by: fisherman ]

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Yes - perhaps I put it too briefly in the original post, but its as fisherman said.

 

 

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Yup, the point fly is on the end.(actually that will be the end of the "tippet" not the leader) The term is used when the angler is fishing a team of several flies. The other flies are known as droppers, with the top dropper (ie the one nearest the angler) sometimes called the bob - especially if it is fished in the surface.

 

BTW Beginners are strongly advised to master casting with ONE fly before trying to cast a team, or else some nightmare tangles will develop.

 

[ 04. June 2003, 12:09 PM: Message edited by: Vagabond ]

 

 

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Vagabond:

Yup, the point fly is on the end.(actually that will be the end of the "tippet" not the leader) The term is used when the angler is fishing a team of several flies.  The other flies are known as droppers, with the top dropper (ie the one nearest the angler) sometimes called the bob - especially if it is fished in the surface.

 

BTW Beginners are strongly advised to master casting with ONE fly before trying to cast a team, or else some nightmare tangles will develop.

I started with 3. using 6 is not unheard of where I learned to fish. (Loch Katrine)

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Koi Carp:

 

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using 6 is not unheard of where I learned to fish. (Loch Katrine)


That makes sense on a large water. I will be doing most of my fishing on a small river. A single fly should do here.
I agree. 'Tis different on big water from a boat or a treeless shoreline.

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