Gear Review: Trout Hunter Fluoro Tippet

Trout Hunter Fluorocarbon Tippet

Trout Hunter is becoming the choice tippet of our guides.  The first thing you may notice is that is seems a little pricy, however, Trout Hunter comes as a 50 meter spool instead of the conventional 30 meter spool, making the price per meter comparable to other fluorocarbon brands.  Another thing that Trout Hunter is doing differently is offering a half X strength in their line up.  So instead of the conventional 4x, 5x, 6x, they offer 4x, 4.5x, 5x, 5.5x, 6x, 6.5x etc.  It may seem a little strange, and uncalled for, however it does serve a purpose. Where we have found it to come in handy is when you are fishing dry/dropper.  This sink rate on the 4.5x is far faster than the sink rate on the 4 x, making it handy in all water conditons.  The knot tying strength is excellent, it also ties in well to other brands in case you were wondering.  As far as tensile strength, it is a great product.  It is available in 0x-8x, and the half X measurements are 3.5, 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5.  It comes on an extra large arbor spool, so memory is not an issue.  The water proof rubber retaining bands are color coded, so when it is on your lanyard, it is easy to identify.  Don’t take our word for it, try it for your self and you will be convinced.  Stop by Sweetwater Fly Shop to learn more, or pick a spool up!


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