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Attaching Tippet Rings to Leaders

Producer: Tim Flagler  |  Tightline Productions

Tim Flagler demonstrates his foolproof method for attaching tippet rings to pre-packaged leaders and tippets.

“To add a tippet ring, go up about 2 feet from the very end of the tippet. On this 9′ 5X leader, at this point, the leader gauge indicates 8. This means it’s .008 inches or 8/1000th’s of an inch in diameter or what we commonly call 3X leader material.

Snip the leader at this point but keep that tippet that you snipped off. Get hold of your tippet rings and isolate the ring closest to the snap opening.”

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