How to Choose the Right Tippet Size?

When you fly fish, you have to choose wisely the good tippet for you and take care about the size is one of the most important aspect, you can find here a guide to help you choose the right size to match your needs.


First of all it seems important for any beginner to understand how to match your tippet size with your hook size :

Tippet size    Hook size


For your personal knowledge you have to know that a lot of anglers are used to fish with 3X tippet, which is known as one of the most appropriate size if you plan to use a foam hopper imitation.

Tippet size could be a determinant factor when you fly fish, when the water is super clear and you are sure that you use the good tippet size, adapt to the fish behavior and take into account the environment, the period when you are fly fishing, is that at the end of the season or at the start, in the middle ? Cause fish are smart and it depends of the spot but for example at the end of the season they often smartened up cause they have been caught few times before, and they take care more and more about tippet size so do not hesitate to take something smaller to attract them.


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