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Fly Fishing Leader and Tippet: What, Why and How

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One of the many items you probably have seen while browsing online or local fly shops is a great wall of leader and tippet material.  There’s a lot of it out there.  Just what is a leader and how does tippet come into the equation though.  In this post I’m here to answer your questions and concerns about fly fishing leader and tippet materials. [Read more…]

Fly Fishing Quick Tip: Easy Way to String Fly Line

Have you ever struggled to string fly line through the guides of your fly rod when getting ready to head out on the water for the day? I know I have. Today I have a tip that will help you out more than you would have thought. [Read more…]

Tips on Building a Tapered Leader

Many of you have read through my previous article on fly fishing leader and tippet. While that article was designed to give you a high-level view of fly fishing leader and tippet, and enough information to not be completely in the dark, it left part of the process out. That part is building a tapered leader yourself. [Read more…]

Fly to Leader Knots to Know

I just can’t get enough of these great videos produced by RIO Products. This latest video I’m sure is going to be super helpful to many of you out there. Fly fishing knots, and specifically the fly to leader knots are one aspect of fly fishing that many people are always looking to learn more about. And you can’t beat having multiple knots in your arsenal to be able to put to good use. [Read more…]

Choosing Tippet Material

The great folks over at RIO Products continue to put out some incredibly helpful information on fly fishing related topics. If  I haven’t said it before, I have been a huge fan of their fly lines and leader/tippet material for a long time now. In this particular video, they show you tips on choosing tippet material. I get a lot of questions regarding leaders and tippets, and this should be helpful to those out there with questions on the matter. [Read more…]