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Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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knot between tippet-leader? Or the tippet-fly knot?

Yeah, mono to fluoro is tough. Why are you using flouro for small dry fly fishing? You don't get the visibility advantage when its on the surface. Plus, flouro is denser and sits lower in the water = more drag, bigger tendency for your fly to sink. Flouro is also stiffer than mono, which increases drag. Plus, as was said, you don't get much of a shock absorber.

My advice is to find a brand of mono thats as flexible as you can find, and use a fairly long piece of 6x for the tricos and small dry fly fishing.

Posted on: 2010/7/28 8:45


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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Not to over simplify things but could the break-offs be that you are pulling too hard on the hookset? My buddy used to leave 50% of takes with a souvenir fly in the lip.

LittleLehigh... I’m glad to see you’ve now come to the dark side. One more trip and you will become an official Tully hater. LMAO. I told ya!

Posted on: 2010/7/28 9:33


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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I haven't fished it in a few years... maybe saturday evening.

Posted on: 2010/7/28 9:36


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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I'd offer to join ya Jay, but I'm gonna be down your way looking at houses. Guess we're just trading places for a day...

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Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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Yeah, mono to fluoro is tough. Why are you using flouro for small dry fly fishing? You don't get the visibility advantage when its on the surface. Plus, flouro is denser and sits lower in the water = more drag, bigger tendency for your fly to sink. Flouro is also stiffer than mono, which increases drag. Plus, as was said, you don't get much of a shock absorber.

My advice is to find a brand of mono thats as flexible as you can find, and use a fairly long piece of 6x for the tricos and small dry fly fishing.


QFT. 6X Frog Hair is a great choice.

Posted on: 2010/7/28 13:31


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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I find Rio Powerflex just as good and a whole lot cheaper.

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Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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Ditto.

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Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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Well there you have it. Rio Powerflex it is. I posted re: Stroft tippet material and got no responses so I guess no-one is using it. They claim 30% higher lb test in same diameter. I ordered a spool or two and will update under the gear section once I get some experience with it. The guys in the Winston forum swear by it.

Posted on: 2010/7/28 17:37


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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Unless I'm fishing tiny dries on 6x, I use 2lb or 4lb flurocarbon or mono fishing line most of the time. say what you want about the breaking strength to diamater, but I swear 2 lb line fishes like 4/5x and I've used it to land plenty of steelhead in low clear water.

Posted on: 2010/7/28 20:11


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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"The guys in the Winston forum swear by it" WTF?

Well, the guys on the Sage forum swear by Rio.

Seriously, Winston has a forum?

Posted on: 2010/7/29 0:53


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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Stroft? Can't say I've tried it (or even heard of it)???? What fly shops carry it?

I'm willing to give anything a try.

I will say that I generally end up not liking the "stronger for the diameter" types. They tend to be too stiff and brittle. It's not about getting smaller diameter, it's about getting more suppleness. Suppleness to diameter ratio, lol.

I've found copolymers in general win that game over nylon or flouro.

I do use flouro for steelhead, though. It's generally better for toothier critters, it seems to do better in cold, and there I do think the fish actually get line shy (as opposed to just drag shy).

Posted on: 2010/7/29 8:41


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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Bruce Fisher was touting some german tippet material on his site. Said it was superior.

Would that be Stroft?

Posted on: 2010/7/29 9:29


Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010
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Here it is:

(Click on "STROFT MONO" - the last one listed under "Others")

http://www.uniproducts.com/eng/produits.asp#


Similar in strength to Orivs SS:

http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?dir_id=758&subject=2202


Here's Rio:

http://www.rioproducts.com/product.php?recKey=55


I use Orvis SS & Mirage. It works well for me and gives me something to burn up my $25 off coupons. Rio is good stuff, but no coupons!

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Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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Ya, Stroft is German made like Maxima, so that is probably it. I may have a spool with me this afternoon if it is delivered. I found it on ebay. Of course I can assure you that you WILL NOT use what I bought. Let's just say it's under 6x. LOL.

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Re: Tulpehocken Crk, Berks Co, DH section, 7/24/2010

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"The guys in the Winston forum swear by it" WTF?

Well, the guys on the Sage forum swear by Rio.

Seriously, Winston has a forum?


That is correct sir and when I tried to sign up last year they denied me access, saying my email address was banned. They must have saw the PAFF OT forum and gotten me confused with you. LOL. I had to sign up under another email address. It is very much a global group and language barriers come up, but the secret hand shake is very cool.

Posted on: 2010/7/29 12:32



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