Re: Fluorocarbon tippet - different than fluorocarbn line?
There is a rule of thumb in equipment that says the further you get from the end of the cast, the less important the equipment is. OK, so I made up that rule but I think it is a good one. Fly -> leader -> fly line -> fly rod -> reel -> vest, wader, etc. The single exception is the skill of the fly fisher.
The weakest link that connects us to the fish is the tippet. It is not where I would choose to save a buck but everyone decides for themselves.
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