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Old 28-08-2017, 03:55 PM
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Classic case here.Jim asked the question regarding the quarry and 2lb line.

Have to say I think 2lb is well in the risk zone for trout fishing for a number of reasons.Chameleon seems a strange choice for dry fly fishing.

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Surely we should pick our tippet BS to suit the quarry in a particular venue?

Would I go out on The Corrib with 2lb twang, almost certainly not. Would I go up the Dart system on a bright sunny day in low conditions on 2lb twang, absolutely not a second thought.

I can similarly think of hundreds of miles of small steam trout and grayling fishing where 2lb twang would be more than adequate.

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Old 28-08-2017, 08:16 PM
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I like Maxima and spent the first two years using 3ib Cameleon for dry fly without any obvious downside. The co-polymers do land more gently and flyfishing the dry as I do, this is important as I'm into the aesthetics of it rather than productivity. I managed to marry the two but I lost a lot of fish working it out.
This might seem an extreme view to some but I fish small shallow streams where taking below or at the surface doesn't have much difference energy wise.
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Old 29-08-2017, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

Interesting regarding the Chameleon.Have used it as part of a made up leader but not on the point section.Learn something new all the time.Have to try it some time as like the line.

Totally agree about balancing the gear but here locally would not go on the river with 2lb tippet.Prefer to use strongest for diameter I can.I do not posses a fly rod for fishing 2lb tippet.Only arrived at this juncture discussing knots initially.No intent to digress just felt the OP could have shed a little more light following a couple of very valid points raised which may have solved the mystery ''Trauma''.

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Old 30-08-2017, 03:10 PM
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Wow this has thrown up so many factors i hadn't really thought about. Originally I just thought I was missing a trick with knots! I fish for wild and stocked brown and grayling on the upper River Wharfe. I've still not landed a 3lb+ trout but normally use 3lb tippet, mainly dry fly, occasional spiders and attempts nymphing now and then to little success (lacking in skill set) In bright conditions I thought it would be savvy to drop down a size. I didn't think brand would come in to my query. Why wouldn't you use Chameleon for dry fly? I assumed it would cause less leader flash and so far has been successful. I do all that on a 8'5" 5 weight why would rod factor into tipper strength

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Old 30-08-2017, 03:57 PM
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Hi Matt,i use rio 2lb quite a bit as the fish here are very spooky and the water is really clear. I have no problems with the rio co-poly but i do seven turns and tuck it, tighten wet and slow!
But dont use flies that are too big (anything bigger than a 18) as the wire is too fat for the fine diameter and it slips. You also need a forgiving rod (through action) and not some power casting stiff action. I would not bother with the maxima myself as it is wide diameter and seems to be easily seen on my rivers. One thing you have to look for is the diameter and dont be too worried about breaking strain. it is the diameter that counts. just dont strike too hard when fishing fine

Mind you we normally fish here for the big brownies at night when diameter does not matter a damn! i had my first good day session yesterday as there was a north wind and it seemed to turn the trout on with the cooler air, had a dozen for an hour and a half on the rio 2lb leader
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But dont use flies that are too big (anything bigger than a 18) as the wire is too fat for the fine diameter and it slips. You also need a forgiving rod (through action) and not some power casting stiff action. I would not bother with the maxima myself as it is wide diameter and seems to be easily seen on my rivers. One thing you have to look for is the diameter and dont be too worried about breaking strain. it is the diameter that counts. just dont strike too hard when fishing fine
Mate thank you I think you've hit the crux of my problem it's been when I've been chucking 16 and now I think about it not a problem on my 18's. Might look at a thinner diameter 3lb. Cheers!!
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This year I've switched from fluoro, (Orvis Mirage and Airflo G3), to Middy low vis fluoro crystal which I used to use as a back up match fishing line.

It's been superb.

I'm not adverse to using green maxima and have used 3lb on the Usk and 4/5lb for still water work however when it comes to presenting dries on rivers match style low dia line is much more supple than fluoro or maxima and the bonus is some of them such as the Middy have limited stretch unlike fluoro.

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