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View Poll Results: Tippet Material Opinions

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  • Orvis

    61 26.64%
  • Rio

    76 33.19%
  • Cortland

    9 3.93%
  • Mirage

    12 5.24%
  • Umpqua

    11 4.80%
  • Frog Hair

    48 20.96%
  • Dai Riki

    11 4.80%
  • Powerflex

    9 3.93%
  • Airflo

    1 0.44%
  • Loop

    0 0%
  • Climax

    17 7.42%
  • Varivas

    8 3.49%
  • Other (Please Name)

    24 10.48%
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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    I really like Rio and dai Riki tippet. Both are very strong and turn over well.


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Looking at the numbers and how close the poll is between Orvis and Reo.

    Sometimes I just have to ask, ever wonder who manufactures these products for these companies?

    You go to the supermarket and they sell Campbell's soup at $1.00 a can, the supermarket has their own label soup for $0.79 a can. Would you be surprised if I told you that the supermarket label soup was actually made by Campbell's?


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by AKSkim View Post
    Looking at the numbers and how close the poll is between Orvis and Reo.

    Sometimes I just have to ask, ever wonder who manufactures these products for these companies?

    You go to the supermarket and they sell Campbell's soup at $1.00 a can, the supermarket has their own label soup for $0.79 a can. Would you be surprised if I told you that the supermarket label soup was actually made by Campbell's?

    Yea I've been wondering that for years. Any ideas???

    I was in Korea for a year while in the USAF and went on a tour at a factory that made rods and reels. I was shocked to find out that they made many different brands to include Diawa, Quantum, Zebco, Okuma, Shimano, and many others. The tour guide said they make rods and reels for 40+ companies.

    Cdog


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Mostly Orvis, I bought some Frog Hair last year to try.

    Satisfied with both. I think the FH may be a little stretchier.

    I, for one, would not hesitate to buy tippet from any manufacturer and try it.

    The_Sib

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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Maxima Chameleon (sp)

    "You hate people"..."But I love gatherings, isn't it ironic"

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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Chameleon for the tippet? I use it for leader butts but for tippet I think it's too stiff for a decent presentation, it's weaker than co-polymer tippets and even though they say it blends in I don't like that it has a color. Just my $.02 but whatever works, works.

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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    I typically use Climax 9' trout leaders in 4X or 5X and then add either a 3' piece of 5X or 6x Climax or Rio fluorocarbon tippet for all dry and nymph work. For streamers I prefer heavy butt leaders with a .023" minimum butt tapered to 0X regular nylon.

    Fly fisher for fifty-five years and still loving it!

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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    How do u tie the extra length of tippet on to the 9' 5x leader? what type of knot are u using?


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    The best knot to add tippit is a double (or triple) surgeon's knot. You really should learn it if you haven't already.

    Surgeons Knot



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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    I like to use a double surgeons knot for 4X or larger and triple surgeons for 5X or smaller...Whenever tying with flouro, check your knots..Flouro is stiffer than mono and sometimes the knots will loosen...Fortunately the newer flouro is more flexible and unfortunately more expensive...But dont cheap out on leader material..It is the weakest link (besides knots) in the entire system....


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    And don't forget the blood knot takes a little practice but I think it's a stronger knot than the surgeons

    " The more one comes to know men the more one comes to admire the Dog"

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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by bkill View Post
    I like to use a double surgeons knot for 4X or larger and triple surgeons for 5X or smaller...Whenever tying with flouro, check your knots..Flouro is stiffer than mono and sometimes the knots will loosen...Fortunately the newer flouro is more flexible and unfortunately more expensive...But dont cheap out on leader material..It is the weakest link (besides knots) in the entire system....
    I have to agree with most of this Dan, except that in my case I'm clearly the weakest link in the system, not the tippet....