No doubt while shopping at your local fly shop, you've seen a stack of these.
What is it? Do I need it?
A stripping guard is a basically a protective sleeve that goes over your stripping fingers to prevent them from getting cuts and burns while stripping and setting the hook.
A stripping guard can really come in handy when you're fishing saltwater, large fish, textured or thin fly lines. In addition, these can be helpful when your hands have seen a lot of time in the water and can also protect your hands when tightening knots.
Unfortunately, if you have small hands, these can become more of a nuisance than help as they don't fit well and can fall off at inopportune times.
Sometimes the materials and seams can irritate your hands causing more discomfort than a...Subscribe to Read More