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Lurig

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Guys what stuff do you all use? Is it the ace hard?


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Madmax it is Seaguar Ace Hard I have used for years but do not buy it in less than 15.4lbs Breaking Strain as I have had breakages on the Nith with big Sea Trout on the Single Hander on the 11lb BS.

I use 15.4lbs for smaller flies, 19lb for bigger flies, & 23lb for Tubes.

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I went ahead and bought a spool of the 19 and I’m not over impressed as yet. The diameter is good but it gets chewed up quite a bit. I will try the heavier stuff as you say and see if that helps.

Wayne


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I've used the Seaguar Ace Hard for years, probably since it first appeared on the UK market. During that time I have lost only one fish to breakage, an extreme case of fighting a fish around a corner in fast water with the leader rubbing hard against a large granite rock face.

The key point to remember is that pound for pound of breaking strain, Seaguar is much thinner than Maxima. Seaguar 23.5 lbs has the same diameter as Maxima 15 lbs. For that reason, using the very fine 15 lbs in conditions where abrasion is likely is a high risk choice. Accordingly I use the strongest Seaguar that is consistent with the conditions and the size of fly. In Norway that meant 30 lbs Seaguar with a #6 fly or medium tube. In UK I use 23.5 a lot of the time and otherwise 19 lbs. The key point is the movement of the fly: the clarity and neutral refractive index of fluorocarbon removes the leader visibility issue. As a result I only use 15 lbs with very small flies, which of course generally feature in the clearest water.

Last season, fishing in low water, a feisty fish took me around and over a rock with some force. The 19 lbs leader was abraded but survived to land the salmon. I'm not sure that 15 lbs would have passed the test.

If your leader is getting "roughed up" I would suggest that is more a matter of the circumstances than the leader material.
 

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Loxie, can you recommend a place to buy Nitlon? It sounds good, but just googled it. Lots of people have stocks of 4lb Nitlon, but other sizes look to be hard to come by.

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...forgot to mention.... I've also used Seaguar Ace Hard for years. Really like the thin diameter for its relative breaking strain. I've only had problems with it when using lower breaking strains and the dreaded flurocarbon dropper knot. Most of the time it is fine, but very occasionally the dropper snaps off very easily for no apparent reason. :confused:

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Loxie, can you recommend a place to buy Nitlon? It sounds good, but just googled it. Lots of people have stocks of 4lb Nitlon, but other sizes look to be hard to come by.

Devonshire.

I think I got my last batch from a sea fishing tackle specialist. I'll try and check the boxes.

It is awkwardly sized. I mostly use the 12 and 16, occasionally the 8 and 20. It would be nice if they did a 10.
 

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Loxie, can you recommend a place to buy Nitlon? It sounds good, but just googled it. Lots of people have stocks of 4lb Nitlon, but other sizes look to be hard to come by.

Devonshire.

You can find it on Amazon.There is also some on Ebay.
 
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