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Lines, Leaders, Tippet charts
« on: September 27, 2012, 03:40:27 PM »

Thought I would post up a pretty cool resource on some line/leaders/tippet strengths etc.

http://anglersfieldguide.com/LeaderAndTippet.php

Tippet Size Calculation
   'Rule of 11' formula [(X)+(diameter)]=11

Tippets sizes (and leaders) are based the simple 'Rule of 11'. That means that the tippet size (the X), and their diameter (in thousandths of an inch) will equal 11.

 For example: If the tippet is rated at 3X, that means the diameter must equal .008", because 8+3=11.

 Common tippet sizes range from 8X to 0X, where 8X has a .003" diameter and 0X has a .011" diameter.  You may find tippets in the 9-12X range for tiny flies, but the diameter will not be based on the 11 rule.  (12X would make the diameter a negative .001".)

 Once you get past 0X, the 11 rule goes out the window.  Sizes will then be based on length and breaking strength; or just referred to in a range from extra-light to extra-heavy.



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Re: Lines, Leaders, Tippet charts
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 07:46:35 PM »

great info here, thanks a bunch.
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Re: Lines, Leaders, Tippet charts
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 10:03:48 AM »

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Re: Lines, Leaders, Tippet charts
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 08:57:22 AM »

They actually make 12x?
 
Good to know,  I've been looking for something to give me an advantage when I am fishing for amoeba.
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Re: Lines, Leaders, Tippet charts
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 03:11:47 PM »

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