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    Thanks STD, SB, Snaggit and Co', due to the info you have added to this thread i've searched and found THIS SITE, which could be helpfull to all us Flyfishing newbies who maybe wondering what tippet goes with what fly, Thanks again, Marc....

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    And there was me thinking a tipped was a length of mono. What's tapered tippet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark elvin View Post
    And there was me thinking a tipped was a length of mono. What's tapered tippet.
    I have recently become a fan of tippet rings - I buy braided leaders from traun river products which come in pre-set lengths and strengths. 7' for a 6x, 7'6" for a 5x, 8' for a 4x and 8'6" (I think - too lazy to get of my butt and check) for a 3x. By attaching a tippet ring to the end of these leaders I can then customise at will - for instance on the 8' leader I might add some extra feet of 4x, a second tippet ring and then a foot of 5x and possibly a dropper.

    Using tippet rings and some tapering ratio you can then make, out of a shortish initial leader, longer ones.

    Obviously you don't need tippet rings but - if you are trying to discover what length of leader/tippet you can turnover in which situation they are very effective toots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark elvin View Post
    And there was me thinking a tipped was a length of mono. What's tapered tippet.
    The tippet is just the final length to the fly, it can be level or tapered, it's mostly a level section of mono, copolymer or fluoro but there's nothing to say that it can't be a section of tapered leader as long as the point is of the right diameter.
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    Mark
    There is perhaps too much info on this thread and it will be doing you nut in!
    Where and for what are you fishing?
    Is it a river with dries, a stream with nymphs?
    Let us know specifically and the knowledgeable folk on here will tell you precisely what you should be setting up with.
    Get fishing and in time all the great and somewhat complicated info on this thread will make sense.
    You have to remember also that nothing is cast in stone, some may use entirely different set ups in the same situation and do just as well as their buddy who uses something simpler/more complicated.

    So where and for what are you fishing?

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    I am, I admit, totally lot now.

    I be at a lake to start with, either Jacklands or the Barrows. With a 6/7 rod, fitted with wf7f line to a braided leader loop.

    Basically I have no clue as to what goes between the leader loop and the hook. I have 10, 12, 14 & 16 fly, dry and wet.

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    OK, as I have mostly 12, 14 & 16 flys I'm going for a x4 tippet. Now what leader do I need? This is doing my swede in.

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