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I use Maxima Ultra Green fishing line for making my leaders. I haven't used leader material in years, and I really can't tell any difference except the price. I want to try using fluorocarbon tippets, but I don't want to purchase actual tippet material because again, I think their way too expensive. Dose anyone know of a decent fluorocarbon fishing line for tippet use. I'm thinking P Line, or maybe Seaguar. I heard Seaguar makes Rio's tippet material. Does anyone use fluorocarbon fishing line for tippets, and had good luck with it. If so who manufactures it?
 

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Do a search on this topic. There has been some excellent discussion in the past that will give varying opinions on all your questions.
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I use Maxima Ultra Green fishing line for making my leaders. I haven't used leader material in years, and I really can't tell any difference except the price. I want to try using fluorocarbon tippets, but I don't want to purchase actual tippet material because again, I think their way too expensive. Dose anyone know of a decent fluorocarbon fishing line for tippet use. I'm thinking P Line, or maybe Seaguar. I heard Seaguar makes Rio's tippet material. Does anyone use fluorocarbon fishing line for tippets, and had good luck with it. If so who manufactures it?
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Seaguar STS

I love ultragreen. But I've been using Seaguar STS flourocarbon for tippet the last year or so and it has been excellent. It comes in 100 yard spool and is affordable. I find myself using it more than ultragreen for steelhead-sized fish.
 

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I would stick with the Maxima ultrgreen tippet material. That's what I use.
When swinging flies you don't need the supposed benefits of fluorocarbon such as "invisibility" and "strength/diameter ratio". Save yourself some money and stick with the Ultragreen.
 

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When swinging flies you don't need the supposed benefits of fluorocarbon such as "invisibility" and "strength/diameter ratio". Save yourself some money and stick with the Ultragreen.
good fluorocarbon sustains some damage from nicks and abrasions.
that's quite an issue on some salmon rivers, where tippet violently trashed against rocks during fish fight.

that's a main reason of using it for me. however, mono line (not always, it depends on a brands compared) provides slightly better knot strength, having the same diameter.
 
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