tippets and clousers

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by deaddrift, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. deaddrift

    deaddrift New Member


    i have no trouble casting big #4 weighted stonefly nymphs on 1 lb. on most rivers. but i'm not trying to send out over a 100'of line as is sometimes necessary to reach silvers off the beach.
    what is the minimum size mono tippet/fluoro tippet that you use for #4 and #6 clousers when casting long distances? Since diameters vary so much can you also specify the brand.

  2. Roger Stephens

    Roger Stephens Active Member

    Minimum tippet that I use is 6lb. ultragreen Maxima. For the past couple of years I have been using mainly 8lb. since it turns the fly over better when casting Clousers.
  3. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

    Same here. I go through more 8lb Maxima than anything else.
  4. Anil

    Anil Active Member

    A general rule of thumb with tippet is to divide the hook size by 3: Size 6 fly divided by 3 = 2X tippet (.009). Obviously a size 4 fly ends up at 1.33...X, which is not available, in such cases you should usually err on the larger size (1X).
    You touched on a good point about breaking strength varying between brands, that is why the above rule is so helpful, pay attention to diameter (that is what effects turnover) not breaking strength.

  5. Randy Knapp

    Randy Knapp Active Member

    8lb Maxima, usually UltraGreen.


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