Pay attention when buying fluorocarbon materials. Some are blended with nylon, minimizing the benefits of fluorocarbon: abrasion resistance and low visibility. Pure fluorocarbon Mirage has the highest abrasion resistance of any leader or tippet material. A refractory index .09 different from that of water makes it virtually invisible. With a specific gravity of 1.76, Mirage breaks surface tension quickly, eliminating surface shadow in topwater presentations and sinking quicker than nylon, making it ideal when used for subsurface presentations. Great all-around tippet material for just about anything and especially popular for steelheading.
30 M spools with a new and unique design on the spool for 2011
* See the saltwater sub-category for larger sizes for butt sections and shock tippets from Orvis Mirage!