Trout Hunter Fluorocarbon Tippet Material

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Trout Hunter Fluorocarbon Tippet Material

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I recently bought some Trout Hunter tippet material but I have never used it before. So, I was wondering if anyone has experience with this tippet material?

Based on reviews its suppose to be one of the best, or the best, tippet material out there. I do like the fact they produce half wt. tippet sizes. I bought a spool of 5X and 5.5X it should be interesting putting it to the test?
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I have heard the same positive reviews about Trout Hunter. I'm still a dyed in the wool Rio fluoro guy, but I will be interested in hearing your assessment of it.

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High Stick wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:30 pm
I have heard the same positive reviews about Trout Hunter. I'm still a dyed in the wool Rio fluoro guy, but I will be interested in hearing your assessment of it.
I normally use Rio Fluorocarbon Plus a lot of the time, but decided to try Trout Hunter as it comes in 50 m spools and is slightly cheaper than Rio on 30 m spools. In testing the Trout Hunter tippet supposedly does as well or better than Rio and I like the idea you can get it in half X sizes as well. Some times 5X is a little heavy and 6X is a little light but 5.5X might be just right, I guess I'll find out?

I will do a product report when I get a chance to use it enough to compare with Rio tippet!

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I like the fact they have half sizes. Their floro seems fine, but I had twisting problems with their mono. It would get tangles and twisted up. Thought it might just be the day and larger dry flies I was using but it happened multiple times. I switch to other brands of tippet with the exact same flies and had no issues at all. I ended up just throwing it out. Must have just been a bad batch.

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trouts wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:32 pm
I like the fact they have half sizes. Their floro seems fine, but I had twisting problems with their mono. It would get tangles and twisted up. Thought it might just be the day and larger dry flies I was using but it happened multiple times. I switch to other brands of tippet with the exact same flies and had no issues at all. I ended up just throwing it out. Must have just been a bad batch.
Trouts, have you tried Rio Powerflex Plus yet(mono)? I have a few spools in 5X - 6lbs test and 6X - 4lbs. I use it primary for fishing dry flies. It doesn't seem to twist and does have a very high breaking strength when wet.

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brntrout wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:54 am
trouts wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:32 pm
I like the fact they have half sizes. Their floro seems fine, but I had twisting problems with their mono. It would get tangles and twisted up. Thought it might just be the day and larger dry flies I was using but it happened multiple times. I switch to other brands of tippet with the exact same flies and had no issues at all. I ended up just throwing it out. Must have just been a bad batch.
Trouts, have you tried Rio Powerflex Plus yet(mono)? I have a few spools in 5X - 6lbs test and 6X - 4lbs. I use it primary for fishing dry flies. It doesn't seem to twist and does have a very high breaking strength when wet.
That's exactly what I was using before I bought the TH. Not sure why I bought something else like the TH. Guess I just wanted to try something different. Just bought more Rio 3 days ago. Have always had good luck with Rio tippet. I like the fact the new Powerflex Plus has 50 vs 30 yards and is stronger for the diameter.

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