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Old 02-19-2009, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: lbs. to X conversion

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I've always used X-size for tippets. Now that I'm becoming more interested is bass and other fish, I find that y'all use pounds, which of course we all did for bait and spin casting. Does anyone have a conversion chart:

6X............... lbs.
5X............... lbs.

Also, does flourocarbon affect the conversion?

There is no conversion char. Do it by the size of the hook. Divide the hook size by 3, for instance size 12 fly = 4x tippet. I have some 5x tippet that is 4 pounds, 5 pounds, AND EVEN 10 pounds!!!! (rio extreme)
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