I like heavy tippet because I like rolling boulders over and getting my beautiful, time consuming, material intensive intruders back. I have one hanging in my tying cave that is a testiment to the breaking strength of 15# maxima. Takes a lot of dead pull to fold large lead eyes into a taco. A new hook and 2 casts later and it wasn't a rock that got ahold of my fly It was actually a comment someone made in one of these identical flouro/heavy tippet debates that sent me to the local tackle shop to buy some heavier cable. I think I said "so what happens when you hang up and have to break that stuff off??" Some smart ass said "you don't, you get your fly back." Point taken! Well done Jesse, good luck in your endeavors.