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Tippet sizing chart

CoolThought that someone might find this tippet chart of some value.






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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Sep 17, 2006, 3:49 PM)
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Re: [Dryrod] Tippet sizing chart In reply to
I have a hard time remembering that rule. Certainly can't remember the chart either.
So I put the chart it into my real brain a few weeks ago. - my Palm Tungsten.

Good news on that. Last year while helping teach kids to fish for Greenback Cutthroat Trout at Windy Peak Outdoor Educational School's open house I had it slip out of my breast pocket into the water. I hope those little fisheys are still using it.

Yesterday at this year's open house I managed to keep it in my back pack on the bench.

Oops, there I go stealing a thread again.

dB
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Perfect Dryrod. Now I can copy and paste.
I don't know, maybe it's the blonde in meCrazy, but I keep it simple by using 3. 4X, 5X and they don't fit a 6XLaugh
Normal tippet chart is to take 9 then subtract the X size gives you the pound of the tippet, but so many new and improved that it doesn't really follow suit anymore. Add flourocarbon to the equation and it can get even more interesting.



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Re: [Dryrod] Tippet sizing chart In reply to
I keep it simple. You know, the "kiss" method.
I use 6# on every thing unless the fish start to break it. Then I go to 8#.
The only exception is for sinking line on my toon. 8# is standard and I go to 10# when needed.
What the heck is this X rating all about anyway?
I have enough to think about when I'm fishing without worring about what X factor I need to deal with!Wink
PS: I don't fish with any flies smaller than size 20.
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Re: [DKSRenegade] Tippet sizing chart In reply to
Keeping with the KISS formular here is a quick way to remember leader strength. [Approximately]
Using the # 9 as a base 1X =s 9lbs. There after subtract the X# from 9. 3X =s 6lbs, 5X =s 4lbs, 7X =s 2 lbs. But the best way is to look at the leader package. Most have a chart on the back.




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Re: [DKSRenegade] Tippet sizing chart In reply to
On high mountain streams I keep it reel simple. 3x or 4x tippet no nymph.

Enough fish seem to like to jump for drys to get me to jump for joy. They are no finicky ... generally.... when I fling it into the troublesome trees. the 4x does not wrap around the branches any where as much as 5x. It is strong enough to be pulled gently out of the bushes some times. Yet it still is strong enough to hold the fish even after it is roughed up by the trees.

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