tippets whats best??

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. tinman207 Active Member

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    I used to fish smaller leaders, but I got tired of line issues and losing that surprise brute fish. I use mostly 3-5x, but I still carry 6 and 7. I am satisfied with my hookup rate with bigger leader, as it has not changed; however, my fish to net rate has increased with fewer breaks. I also loose fewer nymphs to structure with stronger leader.
  2. 10incher Active Member

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    I've had refusals on 6lb. (2X?) from a holdover steely in Pilchuck creek. Being a holdover stuck in skinny, early fall water I'm sure it had seen a fly before. And the water was so clear that you literally had to poke a stick into it to be certain of the depth or you'd float your hat. I promise it was fine with the Green Butt Skunk I teased it with. But once it got close it paused... And then turned fast. Never to advance on another offering. I think it saw the line and remembered a bad experience. Seeing as the fish was about two feet long I probably wouldn't have landed it on anything finer anyway.
  3. tinman207 Active Member

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    I think most 6lb is 3x or 4x.
  4. 10incher Active Member

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    Coupeville, Washington
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