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    Question Tippet Material Question

    I have a question for the board. I have used them both. Right now I am using Frog Hair, but is Frog Hair really worth twice as much as Orvis Super Strong tippet material? If so, why?
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    I refuse to pay rediculous prices for tippet... Present the fly well, and you can catch fish on anything. Not worth the money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2weightfavorite View Post
    I refuse to pay rediculous prices for tippet... Present the fly well, and you can catch fish on anything. Not worth the money!
    While I would generally agree and would not buy anything fancy for the park, I do think it's worth the money for the 7X floro when fishing let th Soho or something quiiv.

    I have generally been a Rio man which is good and cheap, although a buddy got my using the Umpala 10ft 6x which work nice on tail waters or in the Smokies, and seems to be able to land the monsters without breaking.

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    I use the orvis super strong in the park, pretty much exclusively. I tried some SA leaders/tippet and at least the ones I have tried have all formed corkscrews and twists that I couldn't get to straighten - giving me a leader that is effective shorter than it should be, poor drift, and difficult hook sets due the extra slack which lead to a lot of missed fish. I haven't tried RIO, but it is on my list to try because i feel like I have heard good things.

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    I also use the orivis super strong and like it for just that reason it doesn't seem to twist and kink up so easy. I have used RIO in the past and like it ok as well.

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    I agree with 2weightfavorite. I know one fellow that pulls mono out of trees and uses that for leader/tippet. He catches fish!

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    I have used Super strong and Frog's hair, I prefer super strong, especially for the money, for fishing Park waters and tailwaters as well.

    Neal

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    I use Orvis Mirage, mainly because my knots don't seem to break as much with it. I'm noobish though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donwinn View Post
    Right now I am using Frog Hair:
    You might try Tectan fishing line, as I believe Frog Hair is just rebadged tectan.

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    I have used about everything I could get my hands on and I completely love/adore this stuff from Walmart. Especially for under $2 a spool. I say use what you want; but, take the time to exam the tippet in the water and see how it works for the color and rig setup you want to use...:


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