Cabela's Prestige Premier Fluorocarbon Tippet Reviews:
I had resisted changing to fluorocarbon tippet but after using it on my last 2 fishing trips I'll never go back. It is so much stronger and durable than standard tippet. You will lose fewer fish and flies using this product.
Terrible experience; lost a lot of flies to breaks
I started using fluorocarbon tippet several months ago when I bought some 5X from an ***** store and found it great to work with. Strong, invisible in water, and easy to tie to flies. Caught hundreds of fish with zero problems, so I kinda fell in love. So much so that I don't want to go back to the old stuff. But the price was far more expensive than I like to spend for expendable material. So I thought I'd economize with the 5X fluorocarbon from Cabela's. I bought a spool recently and went on a 2-day overnight fishing trip for trout. Caught many fish with the ***** brand stuff, but then it ran out while on the river. So I switched to the Cabela's. Big mistake! While it seemed to tie off flies well enough, I ended up losing at least 6 dry flies and nymphs in a matter of less than an hour or so before I figured out what was going on. The worst thing and last straw was seeing the splash from the nymph I just lost 20 feet in front of where I was casting! The tippet was simply breaking. And yes - I was lubricating the clinch knots well before pulling them tight. Since I'd just been fishing with a different brand of tippet with no problems, and I didn't change my fly tying methods, casting, or anything else, it was starkly apparent it was the tippet. Maybe I was unlucky with a bad batch of tippet, I don't know. But since this Cabela's fluorocarbon tippet is new, they might still be working out the kinks. I definitely will be tossing the rest of the tippet in the trash...