Five Mistakes People Make With Leaders and Tippets

March 21, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

Buildling a Tapered Leader

Tom Rosenbauer lists the five most common mistakes anglers make with leaders and tippets.

Excerpt: “Number one, not testing knots. I make this mistake all the time. I don’t know how many times I’ve tied on a fly quickly, I’ve made a cast, a fish has struck, and I come back with a pigtail on the end of my line because I didn’t pass the end of the clinch not through the loop, or I didn’t tighten it properly or didn’t test it.”