Originally Posted by Eric
I learned the value of heavy fluorocarbon shock tippet really fast as the odd fish was not a lady fish (what weirdos those are) but blue fish, which chomped my 12# fluorcarbon as if it were made of spun sugar. Pull. Wiggle. Wiggle. Gone.
Been there, done that...I use wire up here if I'm targeting blues, but it's not stealthy enough for stripers, snook, etc. So I tend to lose a few flies if the blues are active when I'm after other species...maybe I'll try a 30-50 lb Mirage fluoro bite tippet sometime to see if it holds up to the blues without spooking the less toothy critters...