And I continue to hear from other trusted anglers that their tippet material is crazy strong. Blog team member Joe Drake wrote about Cortland’s Ultra Premium Fluorocarbon Tippet (post here). With water low and the fish highly pressured last summer, tightliners report that Cortland’s 7x did very well for them.
So I did some research and was really impressed with the tensile strength they’re posting vs. the Orvis tippet I normally use. Basically, the Cortland 7x is as strong as another company’s 6x.
The tippet proved its worth during ‘Shu Fest. I often break off fish when I use 7x, but the Cortland stuff stayed true all day during a double-digit outing. That’s the tippet!
Cortland nylon tippet is also stronger. I’m eager to use it for dry flies, and I’ll let you know how I do.
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