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So finsijhed the house (brownie points) tea in flask and heading to the river i posted a while ago.
There has been a little rain fall.. So whikst using a heavier nymph should I use a stronger tippet.. Probably a basic question..
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I have maxima chameleon and ultra green.. Not looking for its a wrong material debate..
Thanks all.
Gary
 

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Hi Gary, your’e lucky, it will be April before I’m fishing again by the look of things.
For nymphing in a small river like that I would be using 2.6 or at the most 3.2lb bs tippet. I use Bayer but Maxima is good.
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Just go fishing, forget about going on your phone for advice. See what the water is like when you get there - speed, colour and setup according to the conditions.

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Trip cut short for today.. Have the day tommorrow..
Will throw kit into rucksack and I'm away..
 

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So finished the house (brownie points) tea in flask and heading to the river i posted a while ago.
There has been a little rainfall. So whilst using a heavier nymph should I use a stronger tippet. Probably a basic question. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have maxima chameleon and ultra green. Not looking for its a wrong material debate. Thanks all. Gary

I find ug more flexible at a given test so (flyfishing) I always use it as tippet in preference to chameleon when fishing nylon.

I'd be interested if anyone thinks there's a difference using maxima ug or clear?

I don't go heavier/stiffer unless I can't turn-over the cast and on a river I can usually turn over a team of 2 nymphs (never fish more than 2 myself) with short flick and plop casts. I used chameleon as leader butt material for it's stiffness, but now I buy knotless tapered leaders. Went with these https://www.fishingmegastore.com/tapered-leaders-and-casts/maxima-knotless-leaders~61382.html for while to get the same leader as the ones I was tying without knots. There were stock/supply issues a while ago so now I just use some clear ones I got from eBay.

I was advised to use chameleon as ledger line (coarse and sea) for camouflage and abrasion resistance against the bottom. I did so not much to compare with though, it worked well enough and was cheap so I didn't change things, but I still used ug snood/hook-lengths if not putting bait tight to the bottom (popped up with a float bead etc.)

Blah blah... Short answer - I wouldn't go heavier unless casting problems or other circumstances (size of fish, bullying away from obstructions) required it.

PS. I now use flouro when river fishing nymphs :p:p:p:p
 
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Hi Gary, your’e lucky, it will be April before I’m fishing again by the look of things.
For nymphing in a small river like that I would be using 2.6 or at the most 3.2lb bs tippet. I use Bayer but Maxima is good.
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Trip cut short today lad. Tommorrow have another longer shot. So will update then..
I find ug more flexible at a given test so (flyfishing) I always use it as tippet in preference to chameleon when fishing nylon.

I'd be interested if anyone thinks there's a difference using maxima ug or clear?

I don't go heavier/stiffer unless I can't turn-over the cast and on a river I can usually turn over a team of 2 nymphs (never fish more than 2 myself) with short flick and plop casts. I used chameleon as leader butt material for it's stiffness, but now I buy knotless tapered leaders. Went with these https://www.fishingmegastore.com/tapered-leaders-and-casts/maxima-knotless-leaders~61382.html for while to get the same leader as the ones I was tying without knots. There were stock/supply issues a while ago so now I just use some clear ones I got from eBay.

I was advised to use chameleon as ledger line (coarse and sea) for camouflage and abrasion resistance against the bottom. I did so not much to compare with though, it worked well enough and was cheap so I didn't change things, but I still used ug snood/hook-lengths if not putting bait tight to the bottom (popped up with a float bead etc.)

Blah blah... Short answer - I wouldn't go heavier unless casting problems or other circumstances (size of fish, bullying away from obstructions) required it.

PS. I now use flouro when river fishing nymphs :p:p:p:p
Well just having my dinner and heading back down second shot.. Will see what is in shed repack and go.. Thanks as always..
Gary
 
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So finsijhed the house (brownie points) tea in flask and heading to the river i posted a while ago.
There has been a little rain fall.. So whikst using a heavier nymph should I use a stronger tippet.. Probably a basic question..
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I have maxima chameleon and ultra green.. Not looking for its a wrong material debate..
Thanks all.
Gary
Now at the river had one take..
Glorious day.
 

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So finsijhed the house (brownie points) tea in flask and heading to the river i posted a while ago.
There has been a little rain fall.. So whikst using a heavier nymph should I use a stronger tippet.. Probably a basic question..
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I have maxima chameleon and ultra green.. Not looking for its a wrong material debate..
Thanks all.
Gary
Home.. The river is fast and quite dangerous.. Next trip will head further upstream.. Missed 2 trout.. Lovely day..
 
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