tip·​pet | \ ˈti-pət How to pronounce tippet (audio) \

Definition of tippet

1 : a long hanging end of cloth attached to a sleeve, cap, or hood
2 : a shoulder cape of fur or cloth often with hanging ends
3 : a long black scarf worn over the robe by Anglican clergymen during morning and evening prayer
4 fishing : a short length of material (such as gut, nylon, or horsehair) attached at the thinnest end of a tapered leader (see leader sense 1e(2)) and used to secure an artificial fly

Examples of tippet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Basic gear like nippers, forceps to pinch barbs or remove hooks, tippet to attach new flies to the leader, and some good wading or water shoes are good to have. Outside Online, 9 May 2022 Use a 7- or 8-weight rod, matching floating line with an 8-foot leader including a 2-foot bite tippet of 20-pound fluorocarbon or monofilament. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 21 Nov. 2021 An extensive collection of pre-owned fly tackle will be for sale, including rods, reels, flies, fly-tying tools and materials, fly lines, leaders and tippet, vests and packs, artwork and outdoor clothing. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 13 May 2021 For equipment, Hussar suggests 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rods with a heavy tippet. Brian Whipkey, baltimoresun.com, 17 Apr. 2021 Here’s a sampling of the patterns that will tempt the fussiest fish to take, even in broad daylight on a fat 3X tippet. Morgan Lyle, Field & Stream, 1 Mar. 2021 Fluorocarbon is more expensive than mono, but often it is utilized as just the tippet or leader material by both fly and conventional anglers. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 22 July 2019 Bigger rivers hold the potential for double-digit fish (as in pounds, not inches), so don’t go lighter than 1X tippet. Popular Science, 26 Oct. 2020 And one trick to fishing poppers effectively is to match tippet size to the profile and weight of the bug. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of tippet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tippet

Middle English tipet

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“Tippet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tippet. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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