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A tippet is a section of fishing line that is attached to the end of the leader in fly fishing. It serves as the terminal section of the leader and is used to attach the fly to the leader. Tippets are typically made of monofilament or fluorocarbon material and come in various diameters and strengths to match the size of the fly and the fishing conditions. In fly fishing, the leader is the tapered section of line that connects the fly line to the tippet. The tippet is attached to the leader using a knot such as the surgeon's knot or the blood knot. The fly is then tied to the end of the tippet using a variety of fishing knots, such as the improved clinch knot or the Davy knot. The purpose of the tippet is to provide a thin, transparent section of line between the leader and the fly, which helps reduce the visibility of the line to fish and allows for a more natural presentation of the fly. Tippets also serve as sacrificial sections of line, meaning they are designed to break under pressure if the fly becomes snagged or if a large fish is hooked, helping to prevent the entire leader from breaking and allowing the angler to land the fish. Tippets come in various strengths and sizes, typically measured in "X" or "tippet diameter," with smaller numbers indicating thinner diameters and lighter strengths. Anglers choose the appropriate tippet size based on the size of the fly, the size of the fish they are targeting, and the fishing conditions.

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