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Old 01-17-2007, 05:35 PM
millerbrown millerbrown is offline
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This exchange is very interesting. The great flyfishing writer of the early-mid twentieth century, Sparse Grey Hackle, wrote about how British firms, most notably Hardy, would oversize their tippets to win breaking strength contests against the competition a hundred years ago. I also have a Flyfisherman Magazine article, circa 1970's, that suggested we purchase a micrometer because tippets don't match their "x' designation.

The beat goes on....

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