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To prevent certain flies,primarily bassbugs, from twisting the tippet during casting I've begun to attach the tippet to the tapered butt section of the leader with a swivel.Works great and the size 14 swivel doesn't interfere with casting performance or the fly's action.It also greatly extends the life of the leader by not having to shorten it every time the tippet is replaced.It may also reduce the frequency of wind knots in the tippet.

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try this site http://www.customfishingtackle.com/terminal_tackle.htm

raven makes a excellent micro swivel that would be great for what you are doing. I use them on my centerpin set up and love 'em. they are very small and very strong. I've used them the same way you are with flies as well. they are the best I've found so far. hope that helps.

 

Joe

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Thanks guys!

 

I especially like the idea of not losing as much of the butt section of the leader by redoing the loop to loop connection with the tippet.

 

I'll be sure to retie that swivel connection often!

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To prevent certain flies,primarily bassbugs, from twisting the tippet during casting I've begun to attach the tippet to the tapered butt section of the leader with a swivel.Works great and the size 14 swivel doesn't interfere with casting performance or the fly's action.It also greatly extends the life of the leader by not having to shorten it every time the tippet is replaced.It may also reduce the frequency of wind knots in the tippet.

 

Does the weight of the swivel prevent its use with topwater bugs? I haven't seen or used them, so I'm just curious.

Ron

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Does the weight of the swivel prevent its use with topwater bugs? I haven't seen or used them, so I'm just curious.

Ron

Not at all with a#14 swivel which you can get a pack of at any fishing store for a cupl $.Get the swivel only sans the snap.By the way a bassbug can actually be fished on top with a T200 sinktip flyline by working the bug as soon as it hits the water.Stripping steadily you'll be able to work it on top a fair amount before the tip begins to affect it.That way there's no need to change to a floating line if you use a sinktip for subsurface fishing.

Steve

Since the swivel is tied to the heavier butt section there's no need to retie often thereby shortening the leader's life.

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