Tippet acts as an extension of a fly fishing leader and connects the leader to the angler’s fly. Tippet is also used to extend leaders when spooky fish are spotted and to increase the life of a leader. Tippet comes in a variety of sizes and styles to cater to freshwater anglers, saltwater anglers, guides, and everyone in between. We carry the top tippet brands from Trouthunter to Rio and many more!
Fluorocarbon tippet features a small diameter and increased sinking rate, perfect for nymphing and streamer fishing. Fluoro is often used in saltwater when fishing large streamers or when tying two nymphs together under an indicator in freshwater. If you’re not fishing dry flies or surface streamers like a popper, chances are you’re going to be using Fluorocarbon. This kind of tippet is also a great option for European Nymphing and when fishing sinking lines.
If you’re fishing dry flies, chances are you’re using monofilament or a tippet that floats a little better than Fluorocarbon. Mono offers great knot-tying ability and generally has a solid medium-stiffness for high performance on the water no matter the situation. This kind of tippet is also great for surface fishing in saltwater or throwing poppers for bass in freshwater. All tippet companies make both fluorocarbon and monofilament tippet.
Rio’s tippet comes in a variety of styles and sizes. Rio has a Saltwater Mono Tippet that’s great for Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and more. The tippet is strong, extremely abrasion-resistant, and really smooth for the ultimate in fish-fighting capabilities. Rio also makes a Steelhead/Salmon Tippet that’s perfect for Spey fishing and targeting Salmon and Steelhead regardless of the chosen method or area. And finally, Rio has a variety of Powerflex Tippets that are great for trout, freshwater, and other species. These tippets also come in ‘guide spools’ which means they have more tippet in one spool.
Trouthunter is another company known for their tippet and leaders. Trouthunter tippet is solidly durable and extremely reliable. The company is known for manufacturing their tippet in the USA and testing it on the largest trout in the country near The Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. Trouthunter tippet comes in a variety of styles including Fluorocarbon Big Game Tippet, Evo Nylon Tippet, and Evo Nylon Big Game Tippet to name a few.
Finally, Cortland also makes tippet. Perhaps their most well-known tippet is the Top Secret Ultra Premium Tippet. This tippet is great for sneaking up on trout. The fluorocarbon has great knot strength, solid suppleness, and stellar abrasion-resistance. If you’re looking for tippet to complement your leader and setup for your next fly fishing adventure, look no further. We’ve got all the top stuff! Plus free shipping. Shop Now!