Using mini rings

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Small metal rings (above) might be fiddly to deal with but they’re a great way of joining leader material together and creating droppers. The dropper knot, being tied to a ring, tends to stand proud away from the main leader so reducing tangles. Droppers have a nasty habit of twisting around the main leader which can be frustrating, so any way of making a dropper stand away from the main leader is beneficial. Thankfully, if you find the metal rings a bit too fiddly to deal with, there are a few knots that can help the dropper length of leader to stay away from the main.