Chico Fernandez On How To Choose Saltwater Tippets

May 26, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

New on MidCurrent this week, author, instructor and editorial board member Chico Fernandez discusses all the factors that go into an intelligent choice of tippets for saltwater fly leaders.
Excerpt: “The tippet is the weakest, thinnest, and last section of your leader. One side attaches to the leader and, barring the need for a bite or shock tippet, the other end attaches to the fly. The tippet has to be supple enough to let the fly swim naturally, thin enough to be inconspicuous, but at the same time, strong enough to be able to land the fish in reasonable time.”