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Derek Roxborough

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2015, 15:35:03 PM »
Snowbee Magic mono 4lb 6lb & 8lb, for my tapered casts , with 2 droppers, works for me ,easgach 1

Rob Brownfield

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2015, 07:54:54 AM »
I believe the "boiling" only works on certain types of line. This used to be something we did to hook lengths  in carp fishing back in the late 70's early 80's to make the hook length super supple and lay straight without curling up off the bottom. Some lines it worked, others made the lines subject to breaking at a sudden shock like a head shake or strike.

Lines were very different back then, but the original Maxima was popular.

So, it might be worth testing with a few pulls once cooled, just in case.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Iain Cameron

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2015, 08:07:37 AM »
of course !!! give it a go and let us know how it works for you and whatever you do, don't change the oil before frying your next meal.... 

The results were... disappointing. Not sure I used the right kind of batter. I'll try breadcrumbs next time.

I did remember liking the barrio troutcast mono, but not the spools it came on (i couldn't get the tag end out, the spool was too deep)

Mike Barrio

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2015, 11:58:38 AM »
Ultragreen and sub surface green ......... is there any reason why you prefer an olive or green tippet over a clear one guys?

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Mike
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Marc Fauvet

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2015, 12:50:34 PM »
my guess is its because Drennan sub-surface mono is green...  :z4

tbh, a coloured mono could only really make sense if its lying on the river or lake bed. at other levels of the water column, it makes for a higher contrast against its background whether that be seen from the side (fish looking across the water) or from below against the sky.

cheers,
marc

Iain Cameron

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2015, 13:41:47 PM »
my guess is its because Drennan sub-surface mono is green...  :z4

Yes. I buy a product that is reliable and tested. It just happens to be greenish. Green-ness isn't the reason I buy. The green is kinda a dull tinge anyway, so it's reasonably subdued.

I don't feel happy with shiny tippet, which some clear tippets are.

Mike Barrio

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2015, 14:10:13 PM »
More about the shine than the colour ....... that makes sense :cool:

Cheers
Mike
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Euan Innes

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2015, 14:20:03 PM »
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Yes. I buy a product that is reliable and tested. It just happens to be greenish. Green-ness isn't the reason I buy. The green is kinda a dull tinge anyway, so it's reasonably subdued.

I don't feel happy with shiny tippet, which some clear tippets are.

Yeah, what he said. I don't think the colour of Drennan ever crossed my mind all those years ago, I just liked the price, the knot-ability, the price, the size of the spool, the price and the predictable way that it breaks, or rather doesn't.

Now that Marc has mentioned it, the colour is pretty cool. Just ordered three spools of Ultragreen in 3, 4, and 5lb to compare and contrast with Drennan and I like it already. I used to use that when I was in the tackle trade and it was always a toss up between that and Drennan. The only slight downside of Ultragreen is the size if the spool, which means that I will probably spend money on an overpriced tippet holder....



Time will tell   :wink

 :z1
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Mike Barrio

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2015, 14:24:41 PM »
Interesting comments too :z16 That looks like an outrageously expensive gadget :z4

What size spool do you prefer folks?

Cheers
Mike
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Marc Fauvet

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2015, 16:27:22 PM »
Interesting comments too :z16 That looks like an outrageously expensive gadget :z4

What size spool do you prefer folks?

Cheers
Mike

for convenience, the little Stroft-sized spools are spot on.
for untwistiness, something about the size of a basketball should do perfectly...  :z4 :z4 :z4

Mike Barrio

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2015, 16:46:30 PM »
something about the size of a basketball should do perfectly...  :z4 :z4 :z4

 :z4  :z4  :z4
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Mike Barrio

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2015, 17:27:19 PM »
Maxima Ultragreen 3lb tippet on rivers.
4lb drennan sub on lochs when pulling.

What sort of diameters does that equate to Iain, I don't usually think of my tippet in lbs?

Cheers
Mike
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Euan Innes

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2015, 20:29:17 PM »
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That looks like an outrageously expensive gadget
70 Mike! I found it on Marcs site so please feel free to put all the blame on him  :z7

It would match my Abel nippers nicely. Great site Marc. Spent a slow day in the office looking at it. :z4
Spool size around 50m with the actual spool being the Drennan type size. The Maxima ones are just a wee bit to big.

Marc, the Ultragreen is sized like this
3lb, 0.127mm, 6x
4lb, 0.152mm, 5x
(According to Leadercalc3)

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Iain Cameron

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2015, 08:29:38 AM »
hi mike


a chart I made earlier (winter, not enough fishing, too much time thinking about it!) comparing diameter (mm) & Breaking Strain (Lbs) of stroft ABR, Maxima Riverge, Ultrgreen & Sub surf


had to attach the chart; couldn't get an image to load for some reason (tried on PC & Mac). odd.

Mike Barrio

Re: Best Tippet 2014
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2015, 09:28:07 AM »
Hmmm, doesn't seem to like pdf files Iain, I can't remember why :roll ( I've converted the file to an image file )


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