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PostPosted: January 25th, 2019, 4:24 pm 
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I'm going to break practice and put these back in my vest even though I carried them throughout the season without using them.
Any of you use them?
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Edited to add - I'm more apt to throw the tippet rings away and use the snap swivel at the end of a wire bite guard when fishing Pickerel in August


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PostPosted: January 25th, 2019, 4:39 pm 
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Negative.... not even on saltwater gear... though I would love to know what Orvis charges for one set vs. the ones I get from Barlow tackle ($2.50 for 50).

For anyone who likes jig hooks, Barlow also has mustards thst i like.

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PostPosted: January 25th, 2019, 5:07 pm 
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The swivel, no.

As for the tippet ring, I guess you could say that I used them while I was going through my furled/braided leader phase. There was a ring built into them and I have to admit, it was pretty handy. But using the tippet rings on their own for rigging? Nope.


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PostPosted: January 25th, 2019, 6:12 pm 
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Tippet rings.....used them on my furled leaders for years. Pretty much a requirement.

Although I don't recall I might have used a swivel when I did spring trolling decades ago.

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PostPosted: January 25th, 2019, 6:25 pm 
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dryflie wrote:
Tippet rings.....used them on my furled leaders for years. Pretty much a requirement.

Although I don't recall I might have used a swivel when I did spring trolling decades ago.


I use small black barrel swivels on all of my trolling gear. I’ve thrown too much line out over the years after it got all twisted up to not have learned a lesson. I put barrel swivels on anything that’s going to be pulled around for a while without being cast to let the line untwist. I don’t use them on fly gear in Maine, though have used them on salmon rods in Alaska and the Maritimes.

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PostPosted: January 26th, 2019, 9:53 am 
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No, but over the years my standard AK set up has become an Airflo poly leader, 5’ to a barrel swivel, 2’ of 0X to a Rio fly clip, fly. No need to change, unless a break off. Which will happen!


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PostPosted: January 27th, 2019, 10:45 am 
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Vermonter wrote:
No, but over the years my standard AK set up has become an Airflo poly leader, 5’ to a barrel swivel, 2’ of 0X to a Rio fly clip, fly. No need to change, unless a break off. Which will happen!

You're getting break offs on 2X. What are you hooking? I've towed my canoe on 2X!!


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PostPosted: January 27th, 2019, 12:15 pm 
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A hot 12 lb Coho can do it pretty easily. I’ve had lots straighten really strong hooks. Like a ‘freight train’ is not an exaggeration! And, the 0X is rated at 15 lbs. If you survevive the first couple of minutes, your odds of landing increase dramatically!


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PostPosted: January 29th, 2019, 7:42 pm 
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I've been using them for a few years. Replacing tippet is easy and the fish don't seem to mind them. I also use a micro swivel when throwing big flies, avoids twisted leaders most of the time.


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2019, 2:32 pm 
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I just started using them for Czech nymphing. I have also used the swivels for spey and streamer fishing.


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2019, 7:02 pm 
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I need to get some of the fly clips for ice fishing. Be a lot easier changing jigs than cinch knots. Especially the fact that for almost 40 years been tyeing on regular hooks. Throw in a jig with the eye parallel to the shank and having the wrong glasses and a I was totally flummoxed. Maybe need some clics glasses.

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2019, 9:55 pm 
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Ditto on tying on jig hooks and I have only been at it for 15 years or so. I found some mustad ones that have a flat eye, 60 degree bend... i’ll Let you know when they arrive.

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