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    Default Re: Best tippet for competitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_B View Post
    Airflo G3 at 0.23 =10lb,

    Maxima Ultragreen at 10lb = 0.3

    However with Airflo G5 the nearest to 0.23 is the 11.2lb at 0.235

    testing the sink speed lb for lb would be a better test
    No absolutely not the same diameter for both materials is important the breaking strain is irelevant.
    . 23 G3 = 10lb says the label?
    . 23 maxima 6lb
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    It's a simple test anyone can do if you doubt the results.

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    Last edited by speytime; 12-08-2019 at 05:01 PM.

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    Default Re: Best tippet for competitions

    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    So, how many grams are there in a 3' 0.14mm tippet, and is that going to drag a dry fly under the water in the time it takes that fly to drift 6' on a river?
    0.0162 and 0.025 g . This was more of a reply to post 23. If the specific gravity was 0.6 it would float like a cork . Doubt it would make much difference on a river, different on a Stillwater though and also depends on how long you leaveyour flies sitting .that’s if my geometry is Correct if course!
    Last edited by fruinfisher; 12-08-2019 at 05:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Best tippet for competitions

    Quote Originally Posted by mrnotherone View Post
    During your experiment, how did you manage to see the G3 when it's 'nearly invisible' in water?
    .....its only invisible to fish..LOL. Best tippet for competitionsBest tippet for competitionsBest tippet for competitionsBest tippet for competitions

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    Default Re: Best tippet for competitions

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    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    No absolutely not the same diameter for both materials is important the breaking strain is irelevant.
    . 23 G3 = 10lb says the label?
    . 23 maxima 6lb
    Eta
    It's a simple test anyone can do if you doubt the results.

    Al
    The breaking strain is very relevant, I fish dry flies with a 7LB line that is 0.185 diameter I would expect to catch quite as many fish using a length of string, no matter how buoyant it was.
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    Default Re: Best tippet for competitions

    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    So, how many grams are there in a 3' 0.14mm tippet, and is that going to drag a dry fly under the water in the time it takes that fly to drift 6' on a river?
    The weight and length are totally irrelevant BobP it the density that's important.

    Paul?
    The breaking strain is irelevant for testing purposes imo you must test like for like or people try to poke holes in the results, as above density is the important factor.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    The weight and length are totally irrelevant BobP it the density that's important.

    Paul?
    The breaking strain is irelevant for testing purposes imo you must test like for like or people try to poke holes in the results, as above density is the important factor.

    Al
    OK

    Perhaps we should leave it for fish to judge
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    Default Re: Best tippet for competitions

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_B View Post
    OK

    Perhaps we should leave it for fish to judge
    That like was an accident

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    Last edited by speytime; 12-08-2019 at 08:34 PM. Reason: Irelevant point

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    Default Re: Best tippet for competitions

    How come it's 3' or whatever for length of tippet, leader, or even the rod but diameters of tippet are millimetres? Curious.
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    I done that without realising I don't know why I work with both

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    Default Re: Best tippet for competitions

    Now that I think about it feet and inches are integrated into fly fishing, rods are in feet, head lengths are in feet, casting distance in feet, polytips and sink tips are feet, tapers are in ft, fish are measured in inches
    tippet is normally in millimetres.
    That's my excuse anyway

    Al

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