tippets whats best??

Eric Denny

Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!
#1
So I was wondering every ones take on this. I am sure this seems a little odd but I ask because I believe some are better than others. I have been using some cheap cortland stuff you can get at walmart and it works ok but I notice that it will twist up and I figure that is because its not top of the line. So I figured that I could get ppl's opinion on what the feel is the best, that way when I go to change I can make sure I get something that is not bunching up. Hate when my hoppers are next to a nice little wad of line but I swear that the fish try to take it to sometimes.
 
#4
Most folks will have their favorites, whether it is based on any particular evidence or not.

If you are getting twisting on your tippet, it may not be the fault of the tippet. You may be using a fly that is too large for the tippet, or the way the hackle is tied may be causing it to propeller (or a combination of these two); both can cause tippet to twist up.

I only think it matters much at the very small diameter when fishing for trout. I carry Maxima ultragreen in the larger sizes and a couple of different brands at 6X.

D
 

Eric Denny

Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!
#5
Most folks will have their favorites, whether it is based on any particular evidence or not.

If you are getting twisting on your tippet, it may not be the fault of the tippet. You may be using a fly that is too large for the tippet, or the way the hackle is tied may be causing it to propeller (or a combination of these two); both can cause tippet to twist up.

I only think it matters much at the very small diameter when fishing for trout. I carry Maxima ultragreen in the larger sizes and a couple of different brands at 6X.

D
So what do you recommend to get this to stop happening. I mean some times you need 6 or 7 x and a bigger fly?
 
#6
So what do you recommend to get this to stop happening. I mean some times you need 6 or 7 x and a bigger fly?
Fish more
and pay really close attention to what Richard just told you.
Check your X factor and begin with a larger diameter maybe.
When you fish you need to watch what's going on
with your line
tip
fly (how's it swimming?)
water change
etc...
It's difficult to watch all of it without practice
It's what I do while I'm not catching fish - so I get a lot of practice.
If it's coiling up make sure there is no spin
But he just said that
 
#13
One of the old ways of determining proper tippet size was to divide the size of the fly by 3. So if you are throwing a size 10 hopper then a 3x tippet would be proper.

It sounds like you are trying to throw hoppers on a big hook on 6x or 7x. With that you will always get twist because the tippet is too small in diameter to turn over the fly.
 

Eric Denny

Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!
#15
I have been throwing hoppers on 6x. Size 8,10 so that is what I have been doing wrong thanks foe the help. Don't I have to worry about the fishing getting spooked by using bigger tippets? I thought that was the point in using the smaller ones?