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Old 08-02-2001, 06:22 AM
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The Weakest Link

How many read the little books that come with a flyline? I just was reading the little book that comes with a Monic Flyline, here is an interesting fact, breaking strength of a 9 weight flyline is 16 lbs, "using a Dillon Unirversal Tester." This means if offshore fishing for tuna, sharks, and whatever, if using 16 lb a tippet, your tippet is no longer the weakest link. Unless I missed it, is the only flyline that gives the breaking strength of a flyline. Scientific Anglers, Orvis, Cortland, Lee Wuff, do not. I would want a tippet to be at least 20% weaker than the line, and the backing to be 20% stronger. What are your thoughts? Shouldn't flylines be labeled as to their breaking strength, or am I being to picky?
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