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Inside the Box: Episode #13 - Cortland Ultra Premium Fluorocarbon Tippet

CORTLAND ULTRA PREMIUM FLUOROCARBON TIPPET Proprietary blend of materials gives this tippet above-average strength, suppleness and abrasion resistance. FEATURES - Very strong: 5X = 5.7 pounds 6X = 3.9 pounds $19.15 (30-yard spool of 5X) More info: https://www.cortlandline.com/products/ultra-premium-fluorocarbon-tippet MARSHALL'S COMMENTS: "I've been fishing...

Tenkara Tippet Length

How do you decide on the perfect tenkara tippet length? “It’s one of the very first decisions you need to build a strategy for when you’re improving your success-rate with tenkara,” writes Paul Gaskell. Read more in this article about choosing and rigging the right tippet length for your tenkara rod and fishing conditions. Via Discover Tenkara.

Four Fly Fishing Knots for Connecting a Leader to Tippet Material

This film shows how to tie four of the most popular fly fishing knots for attaching tippet to a leader: the improved blood knot, the blood knot, the double and triple surgeon's loop, and a Uni-jam knot. In addition, each knot finishes with a laboratory test that breaks the knot under a controlled environment, illustrating the relevant strength of each knot...

Tippets: ProBands for Tippet Spools, Parachute Zebra Midge

A new product called ProBands fits around tippet spools and is a great improvement on the original band, writes Bob Reece. Pro Bands “do not slide, slip or rotate around the spool. By replacing the traditional elastic band, the free end of the tippet is held on the side of the spool opposite the built in cutter.” Read more via Gink & Gasoline. The...

Four Reasons for Tippets and Tapered Leaders

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: Why do we use tippet when we could just tie our flies to the points of our tapered leaders, or why not just skip leaders altogether and use tippet only? — not really Rick Answer: This question, heavily altered from the original submitted by a fellow named Rick (altering...

How to Set Fly Reel Drags

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: What is the proper way to adjust the drag on a fly reel? And how do you go about making sure it’s set properly before you fish? Sylvia P., via email Answer: The role that your reel’s drag plays in any fishing situation varies widely: You don’t need drag at all for...

The Last Link

A Tangled Subject GENERALITIES ABOUT KNOTS are generally wrong or, at best, true only part of the time. But we can rely on one general statement: There is no single best knot for attaching every hook to every type of line. Be wary of claims about the efficiency of knots. When you read that the Reversed Triple Fubar has 97 percent breaking strength — that...

How to Weight Nymph Rigs

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: How do you know how much weight to use when you’re nymphing? via email Answer: This is an age-old question that, unfortunately, has no easy answer. One of the frustrating things about fishing subsurface is that most of the time you can’t see what the hell is going on...

Winter Nymph Rigs

Winter nymph season is upon us, and I lost many flies to the bottom last year (which seemed to be the only way to catch fish). I tend to just straighten my rod and pull when I am hooked, because if I try to save the fly I thrash around a bunch and ruin the fishing. Every time I break off, however, I have to re-tie my double nymph rigs and lose fishing time...

How Long Should a Prepackaged Leader Last?

Have a question you want answered? Email it to us at [email protected] Question: How long should a prepackaged leader last? I feel like I’m going through them pretty fast, and they’re not cheap. Answer: As with many such questions, the answer is “it depends.” In the case of how much use you can get out of a single prepackaged, tapered leader, it...