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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Who Has The Best Tippet Material?

David Dockery's son Jackson is quickly becoming the heir apparent to the position of "Technical Guru" at Unicoi Outfitters.  The information for this post was provided by Jackson Dockery.

Unicoi Outfitters is now a dealer for TroutHunter tippet material.  Several of us have had an opportunity to fish with it in the past year.  Here is Jake Darling's impression,

"This is by far the strongest tippet that I have ever used.  The spools are half the size of normal tippet spools, and contain 50 meters; which is almost double that found on most manufacturers' spools.  Also, the tippet spool bands are color coded so you can tell what size the tippet is by looking at the color of the band while it is on your tippet holder."

Here's a link to a great article on the "Fly Fisherman" website giving some pretty in-depth comparisons between major brands of tippet material.  The article is a little lengthy but the charts are very enlightening.

This chart cuts to the chase with how each material scored overall:

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