Product Review: TroutHunter Tippet

May 17, 2013

Product Review: TroutHunter Tippet

 As many of you know Troutfitters has recently started carying TroutHunter tippet. I started mixing TroutHunter in my arsenal several years ago when they had dropped off several samples for us. It quickly became my favorite tippet for everything except when throwing big streamers or mice ( the only reason I don’t use it for that is because I like going up to twenty pound test which TroutHunter doesn’t go up to). I am not a fan of breaking off fish or flies in snags and it seemed to me that TroutHunter didn’t break as easily. I pulled in stick after stick the first time I used it. I didn’t break off once using 3x- bouncing worms off the bottom of the Lower Madison. After that I was sold on the strength and abrasion resistance of their Flourocarbon tippet.  The next experience that made me even more impressed was a time on a no-name spring creek. I was fishing water that resembled stuff you would see in New Zealand, it was as clear as anything I had ever seen. The fish were holding in 6-12 inches of water and extremely spooky. I had to go ninja mode and pull out my elk hunting skills to get close to the fish without spooking them. I tried several 9ft leaders ranging from 2x-4x. I finally ran out of leaders and had to bust out an 8ft 0x TroutHunter leader. I threw it in the water in front of a big brown in 8 inches of water.  My whole leader vanished instantly and I stuck the brown. Since then TroutHunter is all I have been fishing. We finally picked up TroutHunter leaders and tippet and I went to reload my supply and saw the price tag and winced. After a closer look I noticed instead of the normal 27.4 meters that Rio and everyone else does TroutHunter sells it in a 50 meter spool. Rio Flouro ends up costing 55 cents a meter and TroutHunter is 46 cents a meter. I suggest checking out some TroutHunter I think that after you fish it you will be a convert like me.                

      

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