Tippet Trickery: "Those Last Two Feet"
V. Paul Reynolds nails it with his discussion of the importance of tippets in fly presentation. In the process he’s quite eloquent on new-versus-old, pricey-versus-cheap, and Lefty worship. “I have begun to look beyond fly angling orthodoxy, which teaches that matching the hatch (the right fly) and proper presentation (smooth, ethereal delivery of the fly upon the water) is the thing. If you have matched the hatch, and made a good cast, and still the trout ignores your offerings, is there something else? Oh yes. Try tippet trickery.” (Thanks to reader Howard Fenderson for this link.)