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tnflyguy
07-29-2011, 10:28 PM
Not sure this is the appropriate section for this but I wasn't sure where else to put it. I often have problems with my tippet getting twisted after throwing a wooly booger or other streamer.

Sometimes I can fish for an hour or more slinging streamers and nothing ever twists up and other times after 3 or 4 cast my tippet is so twisted it is beyond fixable. Does anyone else ever have this problem? Could it be that my tippet is too light? Is it something to do with the way I am casting? If anyone could provide any insight or suggestions into the matter I would appreciate it. Thanks!

Grumpy
07-29-2011, 10:46 PM
Could it be that my tippet is too light?

Yes! Without knowing what size hook yo're using, i'd say that's the problem.

tnflyfisher
07-29-2011, 11:21 PM
Yes! Without knowing what size hook yo're using, i'd say that's the problem.

^
What this guy said.... he knows a bit about throwing some flies. :cool:

Possibly too long and or too light of a leader tippet combo for that size woolly.

Tight Lines,

waterwolf
07-30-2011, 06:23 AM
Go up in tippet size or slow down your casting stroke just a tad. Spin alot of times comes as a result from really forcing the rod, rather then letting the rod work for you. Also, try to not false cast, or false cast only once.

MadisonBoats
07-30-2011, 06:35 AM
Go up in tippet size or slow down your casting stroke just a tad. Spin alot of times comes as a result from really forcing the rod, rather then letting the rod work for you. Also, try to not false cast, or false cast only once.

Completely agree with this point. Also; you can try a rapala knot and put 2-3 snell wraps on the fly side of the knot to thwart line wrapping.

Corbo
07-30-2011, 08:05 AM
"Limpness" of leader material makes a big difference regardless of tippet size; some materials are better than others. Try Maxima for streamer leaders.

tnflyguy
07-30-2011, 06:08 PM
Thanks All,
I will definitely being trying these suggestions!