Fluorocarbon Tippet

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2007/09/18 17:08:48 (permalink)

Fluorocarbon Tippet

Just wondered if anyone has used Frog Hair fluorocarbon tippet material and if so any comments pro or con on it. It has a hefty price tag and before I invest in a bunch of it I would like to hear any pros or cons. Thanks in advance.

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    jlh42581
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/18 18:24:36 (permalink)
    I used it, liked it... lost 5 spools at once, couldnt bear to buy them again.
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/18 18:42:21 (permalink)
    I buy the big spools of 3x and 4x,
    I like it, too.
    good diameter to break strength.

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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/18 21:15:41 (permalink)
    i have it but haven't been out to use it moving the new wife in lol
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    go-n-fishn
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/19 11:29:49 (permalink)
    I guess I'll get a spool of 3X & 4X and give it a shot. Been using Orvis super strong but I've had trouble with it breaking at the knots.

    There will be days when fishing is better than ones optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home.
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    Pizzapro
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/19 20:58:29 (permalink)
    You may want to try buying a spool of p-line 6 lb flouro or 4lb if you can find it.The stuff will cut your fingers if you try to break it with your hands.I think it is about $ 9 for a standard size spool for a spinning reel.The spool is kinda big in your pocket but you can wind it onto one your old Orvis tippet spools.
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    luvinbluegills
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/19 21:33:26 (permalink)
    P-Line is fantastic!

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    dano
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/19 21:43:19 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: luvinbluegills

    P-Line is fantastic!

     
    What diameter does it come in?

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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/21 12:59:49 (permalink)
    I've never paid close attention to the diameter, I jsut go by the test poundage. Their 4 pound is very supply but strong. It's one of those lines that makes you ask "Is this REALLY only 4 pound?"

    I was recently introduced to a new local line by the guys at Lock 3 bait and tackle. Gamma line. I spooled up with two pound and while I found it had more memory than I like, it is amazingly strong and I got just as many bites as with other lines I've tried. Enough so that I'm going to try some more just in case I got a bad spool or bad spooling.

    I think either way it'd make a nice tippet, but I can't give an opinion on that just yet.

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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/26 01:03:30 (permalink)
    I've had good success with Frog Hair for both big Trout, and Salmon. It does not seem coil up as much, and has a good stretch rating that it can live up to.

    good luck !!

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    sudsy1000
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/30 00:20:27 (permalink)
    I recently used the cabelas brand and was happy with it.  I would like to know who makes it for them?
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/09/30 22:04:17 (permalink)
    cabelas prestige plus is made by GAMMA a.k.a frog hair and deep blue.Whatever you do dont buy berkely vanish or vanish transitions. they have a very short shelf life once you buy it and the knots... well lets just say they cant be trusted.
     
     
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/10/08 00:25:46 (permalink)
    Once upon a time I was fishing the Shenango River with a tippet spool consisting of four spools of fluorocarbon tippet, 5x, two 4x's and 3x, all unused up until the point I glanced down only to find that the spool lock came undone somehow and there went close to $60 of tippet downstream.

    That was the last time I've had fluorocarbon tippet, and one of those tippet spools hanging from my chest pack for that matter.
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/10/08 18:41:52 (permalink)
    Buy a spool of seagar 12lb for leader&8lb for tippet.17$ each
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/10/09 09:49:07 (permalink)
    i just bought some gamma for my tippits pricy but from all accounts well worth the price lol as much as i get out i should have it well into my eighties lol
     
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/10/09 09:51:02 (permalink)
    ronnie you must not have had it locked because if you can pull my spool holder apart with your bare hands you are one hell of a strong guy
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/10/09 17:06:38 (permalink)
    Ive been thru the flourocarbon puzzle myself.  While I do have a spool of Orvis Mirage just for low and clear in Erie...I haven't noticed much advantages to any of the flouro's.  I've gone to Maxima in either 4 or 3lb test.  It seems to work just the same and I have none of the problems of knots slipping or breaking.  That's the thing that I noticed most about Mirage...the knots don't break....they SLIP until they come undone. 

    so save your breath I could not hear, I think I made it very clear...


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    creel
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/10/09 22:16:43 (permalink)
    MO it must be the tyier, I was Knot a boy scout but I was in the Navy, Improve clinch seems to work for me on the fly's end, perfection loop to loop on the other.  Stillhead turned me on to Mirage last year, good stuff
    post edited by creel - 2007/10/09 22:20:10

    thats a good fish, they are all good, some are gooder than others
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    RE: Fluorocarbon Tippet 2007/11/07 17:01:01 (permalink)
    go-n-fishn~ gamma makes frog hair. though i havn't spent the money on frog hair i have used gamma 4lb & 6lb fluoro leader for tippet. it is strong and had no problems with break offs. i suggest you not get airflo sight free fluoro for steelhead fishing. i paid good money for the stuff and am about to toss it. it doesn't have the flex you need from the quick jolts of steelies and the knots either come undone or break. i've lost more fish on this stuff i looked like a rookie not knowing how to play'em. i've had better luck with a fluoro 6x tippet i get from kettle creek fly shop. it's $5.00 for a spool of 25yrds. it's worth it in very clear water with spooky fish!! just remember to look at how much is on a spool per. price. some come in 25yrds. while others will be 25meters.  ~doubletaper
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