Tippet or Leader Rings

During the recent Fly Fishing Shows, I discussed the use of “tippet rings” or “leader rings.” There were many who could not find them at local shops. Here is a source for these items—really “jump rings”—from the jewelry making industry:

3mm brass rings http://www.firemountaingems.com/search/?Keywords=3mm+soldered+brass+rings

3mm sterling silver rings http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/H203171FD

2.15 mm rings http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/H202059FD

I carry my leader rings on a large safety pin (easy to handle, even with very cold hands). Tie the leader to the top ring on the stack, open the pin, and pop the ring off. Simple to do.

The rings allow one to change tippets or leader sections rapidly with no loss of material in the preceding section.


Leader or tippet rings can be inserted anywhere along the length of the leader, as needed.

Thread the rings on a safety pin for easy storage and handling.


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