how many stiff tipped fast action rods are there? and are enough people fishing them to explain the issue with breaking strain?Apart from bad knots, I also think fast action, stiff tipped fly rods are a factor in why some people have problems with breaking certain tippets.
I don't even think about the brand of tippet I use, as long as it does not break like cotton, that will do me.I was only thinking to myself the day that we haven't had a stroft thread for a while............
You’re a braver man than me if you want to tackle those big jaggy tailed jobs up at the Lake with 3lb maxima...My reservations about it don't come from experience its testing and other peeps experience, all being equal its no better than maxima in the same diameter but without the fragile nature of pre stretched.
You’re a braver man than me if you want to tackle those big jaggy tailed jobs up at the Lake with 3lb maxima...
I totally disagree, a micrometer tells me it's not as thin as claimed or I want to be using, testing it with scales tells me that it can't meet the stated breaking strain, personally I think that's more of an acid test.And so it rumbles on.The ''acid test'' is what counts not messing about with micrometers and home testing apparatus. Arguing the toss in the face of sage like wisdom borne out of vast experience just really makes no sense.. To me anyway.
As you say Al I totally disagree with your logic.I happen to believe micrometers and scales are not really suited to the tests described.The only test is fishing the tippet of the specification required and proving the worth thereof.Most of us can tell by feel, knotting and hand testing if a tippet has a chance of being suitable although have not needed to wonder about tippet for some time now but always ''hand test'' as Ohanzee mentioned purely out of habit I guess.My point is you are flying in the face of some very experienced fly fishers.Not one but several who have all the T-shirts and shed loads of practical.I note you like to have the last word so go right ahead.Feel free.Sorry but just irritates when folks sow the seeds of doubt based purely on their own often proven to be misguided experiences.It is the old adage which says everyone else surely cannot be wrong and you The only one who is right.I totally disagree, a micrometer tells me it's not as thin as claimed or I want to be using, testing it with scales tells me that it can't meet the stated breaking strain, personally I think that's more of an acid test.
yep, exactly , these are printed on the label along with another reference re. diameter that is Effta aproved, the above one quoted refers only to the linear deviations over the entire lenght of the line measured at any given point.Stroft tippet is EFTTA compliant; carries the EFTTA logo.
According to the 2020 Stroft catalogue, for the ABR and the FC1 and FC2 (all of which I use), Stroft states: "Permissable diameter variation +/- 0.002 mm" "Permissable breaking strain deviation of +/- 10%".
I was similar with the Davy, but it's worth persevering and I now have total confidence in it.I have never had a problem knotting any material in terms of breaking, but have had problems with particular knots, the Davey knot was one, this put me off risking it and I avoid it rather than perfect it.
Now...do I blame the knot? or the material?
I was similar with the Davy, but it's worth persevering and I now have total confidence in it.