There are two things that you cannot afford to skimp on....your hooks and your tippet. You are only as good as your hooks and your tippet. How come we only see full-page magazine ads for rods and reels?
Orvis Super Strong sets the standard in monofilament...one of the best tippet materials of all time....and a standard among trout/stream fisherman. Our staple material for just about anything else is the Maxima Clear....for bass, salt....everything! Rio of course makes some great stuff and some fluorocarbons listed here as well.