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Smallest Micro Ring XXS by HENDS Products

Category: Fly Fishing Tackle | Author: Miroslav Macháček

Basic information on the use of the smallest micro-rings on the market.

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What good is such a ring? I myself used it sporadically before, only to connect the tapered leader with the extension section or for making indicators. I have also used the rings to connect pike wire line to tippets.

I didn't use the rings any more, but that was more because I didn't want to waste time tying them on, preferring to connect leaders with classic knots.

Since the demand for conventional rings is quite high and every now and then someone was looking for even smaller rings, we started to produce them. In a short time I found out that to make a miniature and even better quality ring that will not cut the leaders and will be strong enough is almost an unsolvable problem. After two years of trying different manufacturers, testing their samples, which were always anything but a usable ring, I succeeded.

At the time, there were rings on the market in about 2mm in size. We made an oval ring with an ellipse size of 1.5 x 1.3 mm and a strength of about 8 kg. We didn't try the ring for a heavier weight because it is useless, it is no longer possible to thread a thicker tippet into the ring. The ring is welded in such a way that the weld is on the longer side of the ellipse, so the line will never reach it.

While testing it, I understood why fly fishermen use these rings in abundance. My findings were as follows:

- With the rings we get a stronger connection between the different parts of the line. The regular knot I use to tie the ring has always been stronger than any other knot I have used to connect two lines.

- I have saved a great deal of expensive tippet material. When fishing multiple flies, I tied the stem leader with tippets a degree thicker than the tippet to each fly. When a fly broke off, or when my trailer got so short that it had to be replaced, I always tied only this short piece. The stem leader lasted me several commutes, again I only replaced the extensions.

- Fly consumption also dropped. When stuck on the bottom, I only ever broke off 1 fly, and interestingly, 90% of the time the knot at the fly broke, so there was no need to repair anything

- When tackling a bigger fish on an dropper fly, occasionally the point fly gets hooked on a rock or root - again, only that fly is broken off and the fish is beaten.

- The rings are so small that we can use them even when fishing with a dry fly, they pass through the rod eyelets without any problems.

- The rings are so strong that we can use them even in techniques such as fishing with streamers, lures, etc.

- The rings will definitely find application in other fishing techniques such as spinning.

- The rings can also be supplemented by the use of Rollers.

Perhaps their only disadvantage is their titularity and the associated difficulties in tying. I prefer to make a few leaders myself at home and soon gained some skill, so I can easily tie them at the water. It is a good idea to use a good quality forceps into which to fix the ring before tying, just tie one line and you're done. Another option is - to place the ring on the palm of your hand to "poke" the end of the line into it, and turn your palm so that the ring slides onto the line. Then tie it in the normal way like a fly.

I think it is worth trying the rings and despite the higher price, they guarantee that your investment will pay you back many times over and make fishing more enjoyable.

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