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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    The other thing I have to say, is that if you are fishing for yellows on the Vaal, then you are wasting your money on fluro. It is a complete overkill, even when the Vaal is clear, and visibility is at 2m, it is still far to murky to justify fluro.
    So when Ian Couryer advocates Fluoro for largies and other chaps Siglon,you reckon it's an overkill? Or is your post directed toward smallies spesifically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    So when Ian Couryer advocates Fluoro for largies and other chaps Siglon,you reckon it's an overkill? Or is your post directed toward smallies spesifically?
    read the first line of my post again.......

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    OK
    I Agree I chuck the fluro
    What is the next choice?
    I like double X line but there is a lot of types.
    Colour is therefore also irrelevant(not red and yellow), do I choose cameleon which is a brown colour or white more a grey colour? Any others.
    Then these lines also stretch different, more shock absorbing than others.


    Jannie

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    Default Tippet material for the Vaal

    Quote Originally Posted by Glans View Post
    OK
    I Agree I chuck the fluro
    What is the next choice?
    I like double X line but there is a lot of types.
    Colour is therefore also irrelevant(not red and yellow), do I choose cameleon which is a brown colour or white more a grey colour? Any others.
    Then these lines also stretch different, more shock absorbing than others.


    Jannie
    Get yourself a spool of Maxima Ultragreen 6 lb for nymphing and save a lot of money. It is super strong and wil not let you down. I use Explorer mono tippet material for dry flies 4x or 5x.

    Herman

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    Thanks
    Herman I ll do
    What is with the code name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glans View Post
    OK
    I Agree I chuck the fluro
    What is the next choice?
    I like double X line but there is a lot of types.
    Colour is therefore also irrelevant(not red and yellow), do I choose cameleon which is a brown colour or white more a grey colour? Any others.
    Then these lines also stretch different, more shock absorbing than others.


    Jannie
    DoubleX platinum Plus is a good line.i would suggest clear 9 or 10 pound, but personal choice is always a factor.

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    I have been using Araty diamond for a bout a year. Fantastic stuff. Really strong with a thin diameter, they say its Flurocarbon coated but with the stretch of mono. I don't know about that but its a really good line and at R35 for 800m its not going to break the bank either. Comes in various diameters, smallest I have seen is the 0.16mm I think.

    Rob

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    Another good ultra-strong tippet material is the Rio Powerflex which I use a lot when a thin strong tippet is required. It is a tad pricey though, but still a lot cheaper than fluorocarbon
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babyson View Post
    I have been using Araty diamond for a bout a year. Fantastic stuff. Really strong with a thin diameter, they say its Flurocarbon coated but with the stretch of mono. I don't know about that but its a really good line and at R35 for 800m its not going to break the bank either. Comes in various diameters, smallest I have seen is the 0.16mm I think.

    Rob
    That stuff is the sh1t!! Got a 800m spool as a pressie from Uncle H.

    Where did u buy yours?

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    Gerrit

    Why do you say that
    Does break when you knot or when you shock the line?

    Jannie

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