Tippet Information

Tippet Size, Test, Diameter and Fly Size Information

The below chart is a collection of information from various sources, mostly from the tippet spools from different companies.  Naturally, for a given Tippet Size, the Pound Test and Diameter can vary.  Fly Size is also an approximation as presentation is affected by actual fly weight and wind resistance.

 

Tippet Size Tippet Pound Test Tippet Diameter Fly Size Ref
8x 1.75 .003 22, 24, 26, 28 3; 4
7x 2.2 .004 18, 20, 22, 24 2; 4
6x 3.3 .006 16, 18, 20, 22 1; 2; 4
5x 4.4 .006 14, 16, 18 1; 2; 4
4x 6.6 .007 12, 14, 16 1; 2; 4
3x 8.8 .008 6, 8, 10 1; 2; 4
2x 10.0 .009 4, 6, 8 2; 4
1x 11.5 .100 2, 4, 6 2; 4
0x 13.2 .011 1/0, 2, 4 2; 4
X1 18.5 .012 5/0,4/0,3/0,2/0 3; 4
X2 20.0 .013 5/0,4/0,3/0,2/0 3; 4
X3 22.0 .014 5/0,4/0,3/0,2/0 approx
X4 25.0 .015 5/0,4/0,3/0,2/0 3; 4

 

Diameters, breaking strength, etc. vary between manufacturers

1 – Tippet: Test/Diameter – Cabela’s Prestige 100% Fluorocarbon

2 – Tippet: Test/Diameter –Frog Hair Fluorocarbon

3 –Tippet: Test/Diameter – Orvis Information; Super Strong Nylon

4 –Tippet: Match Fly size to Tippet; Orvis Information

Note: Cabela’s Prestige, Frog Hair Fluorocarbon, Orvis are registered trademarks