Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fluorocarbon Leader/Tippets a Winning Combo For Me

I have got into the fluorocarbon thing as far as leaders and tippets are concerned.  I like the fluorocarbon leaders and tippets much better than anything I have ever used because of the stealth technology and its strength. Another thing that impresses me about this leader is the non existence line twist that the tippet possesses. On most of the leaders I was using especially when fishing larger poppers for bass was the tippet twist. Most of the poppers I fish are the number 4 and 6 with the concave face. These type poppers will twist most conventional tippets when working them back to you. I switched to the fluorocarbon tippets recently and eliminated the twisting effect with a 3 and 4X size. Not only did these tippets work to perfection for me but I get the added bonus of the stealth technology. I am referring to the Fluorocarbon Mirage Leader/Tippet combo from Orvis. I really like the loop to loop connection for added ease and quickest of the setup. Orvis has got these combo’s at a great price right now for 9.00 instead of the 19.95 original price. When researching leaders lately I discovered Orvis offers a great Guide Chart to help you determined the correct leader and tippet size for any type fishing you might be doing. Check the chart out it is well worth the look. Have a great week everyone.

8 comments:

Sanders said...

Fluorocarbon has been good to me as well...I never leave home without it.

Bill Trussell said...

Sanders
It may be a little pricey but for the extra money I know I am getting the best leader/tippit
thanks for the comment

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I only use Flourocarbon. It does cost a bit more, but holds up the best for me, anyway! I had to come over and see what was going on over here! Take care.

Bill Trussell said...

RD
I couldn't agree more. I started using the carbon because I kept breaking off on some really good fish with the traditional leaders?tippets, so I decided to go carbon to help eliminate break offs. Good to hear from you.

blake said...

Me too! I will go back to mono for dry fly fishing but fluoro is great line...

Ty said...

I like flouro because of its toughness. The only drawback for me is that it's stiffer than mono. Not a problem if you're throwing big streamers and poppers, but I suspect smaller flies drift more naturally with extremely flexible mono. Could be wrong about that, but that's my gut feeling.

Bill Trussell said...

Ty
I am only using the Fluorocarbon with the larger poppers, and to get the distance a bass bug fly line in line weight of 6 using a fast action 5 wt. 9 ft. Redington fly rod. This setup work to perfection for me. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
The mono is what I used with lighter wt rods. It seems to handle the smaller flies better. thanks for the comment