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Old 12-10-2017, 02:11 PM
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ok, after trying almost every tippet available i've went back to good old maxima. I should say im talking about trout/grayling both dry and subsurface and it seems to do the job just as good (if not better) than the more expensive tippet materials i've tried. Just wondered what you guys out there are using ??
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:23 PM
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I'm an Airflo G3 fan for pretty much all my stillwater flyfishing. On the rivers I use Stroft ABR for my nymphing and Wychwood Copolymer with the dries. My Orvis superstrong has now been relegated to ribbing Czech Nymphs after proving itself to be quite unreliable in the 5X strength. (Although the spool it comes on is superb)
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. For nymph fishing I have used the Sight Free G3 for at least 7 years . Its a case of knowing your limitations and be careful when using smaller diameters . Grand Max for dry fly fishing when using small size 18 and 20 in a 2.4 pound breaking strain .or 0.10 diameter , very impressed with the Grand Max Fluro

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ok, after trying almost every tippet available i've went back to good old maxima. I should say im talking about trout/grayling both dry and subsurface and it seems to do the job just as good (if not better) than the more expensive tippet materials i've tried. Just wondered what you guys out there are using ??
Good for you You've seen through all the marketing hype and the B.S. I too have tried many fluorocarbon and copolymer tippet materials and failed to see any real benefits over Maxima.
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Maxima and Stroft. Don't use any Fluoro any more as it's just marketing BS and an excuse to rip us off.
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This season I've been trying Spiderwire flourocarbon for my buzzer fishing and must say I'm impressed compared to other flouros I've tried. I'm also trying Drennan double strength for my dry fly fishing and have to say it's not the **** stuff I remember. My go to leader material is maxima ultra green.
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Good for you You've seen through all the marketing hype and the B.S. I too have tried many fluorocarbon and copolymer tippet materials and failed to see any real benefits over Maxima.
How do you know that Maxima is not a copolymer?

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Just wondered what you guys out there are using ??
When I want a bog-standard nylon, I use Maxima Ultra-green.

When I want a low-diameter nylon, I use Damyl Tectan.

When I want a fluorocarbon, I use Airflo G3.

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Col, did you make any headway on the tippet report? I'm still up for making a test rig, I'd just need samples to work with.
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Col, did you make any headway on the tippet report? I'm still up for making a test rig, I'd just need samples to work with.
Aye, the ball is in my court. Bit of a summer hiatus. I need to get my arse in gear and get it moving again. Will revert.

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Leader choice is probably the thing I think about most regarding my fishing, I constantly go back and forth as to whether fluorocarbon or expensive leaders are worth it. I tried using Maxima ultragreen this season and really liked it besides getting snapped a few times. I then tried a few cheaper fluorocarbons and never really got on with them, tangles and kinks. But I've now found Maxima fluorocarbon, slightly smaller diameter than ultragreen, knots well and doesn't seem to kink much. It's also got a slight bit of stretch in it which might help smash takes. So far so good

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