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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?

    Maxima for the win. I have from 7x to 0x for all types of fishing applications. I do like the rio tapered leaders though.


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Maxima is great. they also use that stuff for guide wires on telephone poles and for whip finishing golf club heads

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    Here is an interesting article I found on the subject of tippets last year. I love it when these fly shops have nothing to do in the off season except test gear

    http://www.flyfisherman.com/2012/05/...#axzz2WJQLXllH


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    I love it when fly shops have nothing to do in the off-season, except test gear! In 2012, one such fly shop tested tippet material.

    Stroft GTM won the nylon category and Seaguar Grand Max won the flourocarbon category.

    Interestingly, nylon beat flourocarbon for strength.


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Most of the stuff out there looks strong. The real question is how fresh is it, how long has it been sitting on the store shelf exposed to light? And just as important, can you tie a decent knot?

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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trout Nazi View Post
    Most of the stuff out there looks strong. The real question is how fresh is it, how long has it been sitting on the store shelf exposed to light? And just as important, can you tie a decent knot?
    Also, do those stupid little metal rings on some of them have any nicks....If they are not perfectly smooth your line will get jacked-up when you pull it through....I stopped using the rings after a bad experience..

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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    I used Rio for about 15 years, just making the switch to Trouthunter. Brachy has me sold on it.

    Maxima is great for Butt and mid-sections if you build leaders.(Dry-Flies)


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Just read all the posts and no one has mentioned Drennen. For steelhead it's all I use.


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyman23 View Post
    Just read all the posts and no one has mentioned Drennen. For steelhead it's all I use.
    Seems like a lot of steelheaders go with tippet brands with odd test ratings...e.g. Maxima chameleon 6lb test = Drennen 5lb test = trouthunter's 11lb test in diameter. This definitely caused me some confusion at first, when I heard people claiming to catch 8lb+ steelhead on 5lb tippet.

    Is there a reason for going with these brands over the equivalent diameter of Rio/trouthunter/any other brand?


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    I usually use 6lb. I like Drennen because I find it to be limp and pliable in the cold weather, also I've never broke of a fish except for knot failure.


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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?



    I've been using this silicone plated nylon material for the past several months and have been very pleased with it. Not only is it very good stuff, the frugal angler will like the 50m spools at the price of most other's 30m spools. Not too stiff, not too soft and excellent knot strength, low visibility, and high breaking strength. POWERFULL PREMIUM TIPPET MATERIAL 50mt. 5X

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    Re: Tippet Material of Choice?

    I used Puglisi's leader material back in the days before flurocarbon. One of the reasons for its high rated breaking strength was that it was larger in diameter than a comparable X size from other manufacturers like Orvis and Segaur. Drennan, Maxima and Airflo are others that come to mind as having exceptional breaking strength and being oversize. Is that still the case with the Puglisi leader material you are using??