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  • Disagree, I’m satisfied with the product.

    2 4.88%
  • I think Explorer could go a long way towards improving their tippet material

    21 51.22%
  • I’ve never tried Explorer Tippet Material

    7 17.07%
  • Who cares stop fussing and give me some Rio Powerflex

    11 26.83%
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishWhisperer View Post
    I second that! Stronger and a third of the price!
    Thicker too ! 4lb maxima has the same diameter as 6.5lb rio powerflex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy View Post
    Maxima ultra green. Its all I use. Works for me. Dirt cheap too.
    How well will this stuff work on a clear stream or stillwater ? How visible is this stuff ?

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    Pierre, the Maxima Ultragreen is great stuff and has very good abrasion resistance. The problem is that its diameter to breaking strain ratio is not very good. As I said above, as an example the 4lb Maxima diamater is the same as the 6.5lb Rio Powerflex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunF View Post
    Pierre, the Maxima Ultragreen is great stuff and has very good abrasion resistance. The problem is that its diameter to breaking strain ratio is not very good. As I said above, as an example the 4lb Maxima diamater is the same as the 6.5lb Rio Powerflex.
    MMMM that could pose a problem on small flies hey ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    How well will this stuff work on a clear stream or stillwater ? How visible is this stuff ?
    Must admit, my 6x & 7x is Rio Power/Fluoroflex. As far as I know, I dont think Maxima goes that light (not that I’ve seen). Also, as Shaun says, it is thicker. So if it did come that light i would still use the thinner Rio Fluorocarbon for threading through the tiny eyes as well as the transparency.
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    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    How much difference between the Rio Fluoroflex and Double X Fluoroflex accept the price

    Rio Fluoroflex R80
    Double X Fluoroflex R30

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    Another thing I saw was some bass fishing company produced some fluorocarbon: 200 or 300m for about R60. Cant find it anymore though. Also it only went down to about 5kgs. Good for the salt??
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunF View Post
    Pierre, the Maxima Ultragreen is great stuff and has very good abrasion resistance. The problem is that its diameter to breaking strain ratio is not very good. As I said above, as an example the 4lb Maxima diamater is the same as the 6.5lb Rio Powerflex.
    Maxima Chameleon is excellent as I mentioned elsewhere a few months back - especially for tea-coloured or muddy waters. It is also the most abrasion resistant and is great for ceretain conditions on the Vaal when you don't need the subtlety of e.g. Rio Powerflex or Fluoroflex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    How much difference between the Rio Fluoroflex and Double X Fluoroflex accept the price

    Rio Fluoroflex R80
    Double X Fluoroflex R30
    Plenty! Even though its R50 more per spool, I'd be happy to pay that as you will probably get 10 3 ft tippets out of a spool and R5 seems pretty insignificant when the only fish you connect with for the day snaps you off due to trying to skimp on tippet.

    That said I am not the biggest fan of rio tippet and far prefer using regular flouro as opposed to specialised 'tippet' flouro. Sugoi, berkley, stren, pline etc all seem far better than rio or froghair in my non-scientific tests. You get most of them in weights as low as 4lb and Pline even produces lines down to 2lb breaking strain.

    Just to try and compare apples with apples the Pline 6lb is 0.21mm in diameter and the Rio Flouroflex Plus 7lb is 0.178mm in diameter which is minimal when you consider that most verniers are only accurate to 0.01mm's
    Last edited by jock0; 09-07-07 at 03:35 PM.
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    Default Maxima

    What I’m after is decent tippet material at an economical price
    while xplorer gets with it. use Maxima and for the price you cant go wrong
    Last edited by Deneys; 09-07-07 at 10:19 PM.
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