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FishnDave

Tippet for Bass

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After a number of seasons of having too many bass break my 8lb test mono tippet when flyfishing with poppers and larger streamers, I switched up to 10lb test.  That helped, but still had too many breakoffs.  I've switched to 12lb Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon tippet when fishing for bass with 6wt or 7wt rod.  Its helped tremendously.  Now broken tippet and lost flies  & fish are very uncommon.]

Although Fluoro sinks, I still like using it, even if fishing poppers.  Sunlight doesn't degrade the fluoro line like it does monofilament line, and fluoro is also much more resistant to abrasion.  A side benefit is Fluoro is also less "stretchy" than mono, so I think I get better hookups.

It took me years to figure this out, so I'm hoping some less experienced fly anglers here might shorten their own learning curve.

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Yep, I use 10 and 12# Seaguar InvisX flourocarbon for bass tippet for poppers and big streamers, even around heavy cover.  You can really lean on it. 

I use the same stuff in 8# for White bass and for river smallies in clear water.

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