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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives
Baetis

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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AaronJasper
New Jersey

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AaronJasper on Mar 12, 2008March 12th, 2008, 12:53 pm EDT
I agree with martin RIO Flouroflex is the best hands downs. Frog hair is second. For mono tippet RIO and Frog Hair are neck and neck.
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Joec
portsmouth, nh

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Joec on Mar 13, 2008March 13th, 2008, 8:08 am EDT
I made the switch to fluorocarbon a few years ago...I really like Rio's fluroflex plus for my tippets. Prior to fluorocarbon, I used mostly Orvis super strong. I have tried Frog Hair (only in fc) and I hated it because my knots constantly slipped, particularly the tippet-fly connection. In saltwater I use mostly nylon (Maxima chameleon for the butt section and ultra green for tippets). The abrasion resistance in both materials is superior IMO. I fish mostly for stripers and have not found them to be leader shy at all, even on the flats.
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Palmyra PA

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Martinlf on Mar 13, 2008March 13th, 2008, 4:50 pm EDT
Anyone besides Matt using Enrico Puglisi tippet material (and I seem to recall he only uses it in small sizes). I'm on my second year with it, and like it.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Mar 13, 2008March 13th, 2008, 5:12 pm EDT
I only use it in 6x for the Catskills and 7x for some of the little streams I fish in PA. I prefer Climax or Rio fluorocarbon in 4x - 6x for most of my fishing but the Puglisi material is nice and limp but it is not readily available other than at the web site Louis mentioned once.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Martinlf on Dec 18, 2014December 18th, 2014, 10:00 am EST
Another tippet thread from a while back.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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York & Starlight PA

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Wbranch on Dec 18, 2014December 18th, 2014, 2:34 pm EST
Is the Pugilisi material even available anymore and if so where?

Edit; Okay I see the other thread has a link to where one can buy it.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
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Martinlf on Dec 18, 2014December 18th, 2014, 5:35 pm EST
Matt, yes, it's in the other thread. I've ordered it from WaterStrider several times, with no problem. I think I'll place an order soon for next season's tippet.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
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Wbranch on Dec 19, 2014December 19th, 2014, 7:27 am EST
I ordered 50 meters in 5X and 6X.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
Tomsix1
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Tomsix1 on Feb 18, 2015February 18th, 2015, 2:14 am EST
I usually use Orvis Superstrong, think its the best
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Wbranch
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Wbranch on Feb 18, 2015February 18th, 2015, 11:33 am EST
Orvis Superstrong or Rio.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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