I seldom ever post negative on products. However, after 7.......again 7 Wogs broke off pulling them loose from lily pads & two bass well over 3 lbs broke off......and all at the knot?
I am the furthest thing from a gear snob. I build all of my warmwater leaders with standard Stren mono. And nearly all of my warm and cold water tippet is Stren Flourocast line. Swear by it. Landed more 20"+ trout on 4lb Flourocast to begin to doubt it. But I ran out of both 8 & 10lb on my last outing and could not find replacements. So while at Basspro I figured I would try the Maxima Ultragreen. Having had good luck years ago with Chameleon for steelhead out west, I figured it would fill in nicely.
I was wrong.
Thinking maybe the 10# was a bad spool...I switched to the 8#. Same results.
One things for certain.....I know what I will be using this winter to tie up Xmas decorations.
My usual warm-water leader and tippet
This one miraculously held the knot.
Ralph I can relate to your frustration with inferior tippet material.ReplyDelete
Lot's of trials on my end led me to choose Orvis Mirage. No failures.
Alan, I like Orvis Mirage as well. Have some around here. Very dependable.ReplyDelete
Bummer with the leader material. Up here Maxima Chameleon is the go-to for musky, pike, and bass, tipped with wire or Seaguar fluoro -- I use it all time. I've never seen the ultragreen and don't believe I'll ever look for it. Thanks for the report, good fishing!ReplyDelete
Al, I agree on the Chameleon. Not certain why the knot strength is so poor on the UG?ReplyDelete
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