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    Default Fluorocarbon Tippet plus a regular tippet?

    I am trying to get a regular fluorocarbon leader material, probably Seaguare 4 lb and make a nymph leader. The smallest one available at the market is about 4 lb whose diameter is slightly larger than 5x tippet. I have several unused 6x regular mono tippets and am wondering if I can tie a mono with a fluoro. What do you think? The rumor has it that those two do not go well.

    Another question is: Have any of you connect a regular fluoro used for the regular bait fishing and a fly fishing fluoro tippet?

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    Default Re: Fluorocarbon Tippet plus a regular tippet?

    It's all about the knot. I use a blood knot, in the past week and a half I've caught innumerable fish ranging from 12 pound coho salmon down to 11" Grayling using 2X Rio Fluoro Flex tied to a 10 pound Maxima leader. I may be an exception to a rule but I have never had any more trouble joining fluoro to mono than I do mono to mono. A good knot is a good knot.

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    Default Re: Fluorocarbon Tippet plus a regular tippet?

    Quote Originally Posted by texastroutbum View Post
    I am trying to get a regular fluorocarbon leader material, probably Seaguare 4 lb and make a nymph leader. The smallest one available at the market is about 4 lb whose diameter is slightly larger than 5x tippet. I have several unused 6x regular mono tippets and am wondering if I can tie a mono with a fluoro. What do you think? The rumor has it that those two do not go well.

    Another question is: Have any of you connect a regular fluoro used for the regular bait fishing and a fly fishing fluoro tippet?
    2 things to consider other than the knot (which i agree a good knot is a good knot) are the fact that you are using Floro because A) it nearly invisible underwater and B) it sinks to get small nymphs/soft hackle/midge down deeper
    You will lose both of these benifits as Mono is visible underwater and Mono floats

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    Default Re: Fluorocarbon Tippet plus a regular tippet?

    If you are worried then try tippet rings. I use them all the time and never had to change a leader because I used it up tying on tippets.

    I think its much faster to tie on new tippet and you only have to be good with one knot which is the one you use all the time to tie on your fly.

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    Default Re: Fluorocarbon Tippet plus a regular tippet?

    I am not one who subscribes to the idea that fish know what line is if they see it, so makes no difference if I use mono or fluoro. Line laying on the surface can cast a shadow which may spook some fish, but it won't matter what type of line it is!

    I use braid on some of my baitcasters, and often tie direct to lures, no leaders at all, and still catch fish! I'm sure they can see the line, but their pea brains don't seem to know any different!

    However, I do use fluoro for tippet material sometimes because as zug buggin has said, it sinks. I usually buy Triple Fish brand fluoro when I buy straight fluoro. It's not "tippet" material! I also make my own leaders, and use Yozuri Hybrid, which is a fluoro coated, mono core line. I get the advantage of fluoro, it sinks too, but it's not as expensive as straight fluoro. I also use the same line on some of my bait casters & spinning reels, so I don't have to buy a lot of different lines. I've connected straight fluoro to mono many times, and agree with Ard, a good knot is a good knot, and I also use a blood knot most of the time. I will also use a surgeons knot with very light tippets and have had no problems even with fluoro.

    I haven't bought "tippet" material in many, many years. It's not necessary, particularly for subsurface applications.
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