Orvis Mirage Fluorocarbon Tippet Material
30-Meter Spool ; Sizes: 0X through 6X and Big Game IGFA 12#, 16#, 20#
Item No.: 2FFL-
- Mirage™ tippet material
- Outstanding turnover power
- Patented extrusion taper technology
- Refraction index similar to water, so fish can’t see it
- Excellent abrasion resistance
- Pure fluorocarbon
- Slick, new UV protective spool with built in cutter and that clips together and spin independently
- Available in Trout sizes 0X through 7X and in Big Game IGFA sizes 6lbs through 60lbs (CCFS only carries 0X-6X, 12lb-20lb)
Orvis guides love Mirage™ tippet for its turnover power, abrasion resistance, and invisibility. Perfect for nymphing and chucking large streamers or chasing wary fish in still water and spring creeks.
HOW DOES FLUOROCARBON WORK WHEN TIED TO SUPERSTRONG PLUS NYLON?
Many anglers fish nylon leaders with fluorocarbon tippets. As with using straight fluorocarbon, knots are more difficult because the fluorocarbon is stiffer and does not draw tight as easily as nylon. Still, Super Strong + works just fine with fluorocarbon if knots are carefully tied, wetted, drawn tight quickly, and tested—just as you would with any knots.
IS DIAMETER IMPORTANT?
You would not think the difference of .001” would matter in fishing, but it does in trout fishing, where you try to make your fly look unconnected and natural. We have all seen instances where 6X worked far better than 5X, even with the same fly, and it has everything to do with the smaller diameter having less influence on the drift of the fly as opposed to visibility. Additionally, a finer diameter tippet has more air resistance and lands with less disturbance on the water. This is not as important in streamer fishing for trout, bass, pike, and saltwater fishing—where the fly is pulled through the water by the angler and a smaller diameter offers only minimal advantages. But in these situations, Super Strong’s strength and abrasion resistance make it superior.
Shop Staff Notes: This is tippet material of choice for our Shop Staff and Guides. We use this excellent tippet material for nymphs as well as dries. We realize that it doesn’t float well but it’s perfect when you add about 24″ of Mirage Tippet to the end of a SuperStrong Plus Nylon Leader, that last couple feet sits just in or under the surface film and completely disappears. It’s the perfect material for nymphs dropped off of dries. Knots up great and is abrasion resistant. For the MO, it’s worth the extra cost for the added stealth. This is also the tippet material to use when fly fishing for super spooky Carp! We use the Mirage Big Game IFGA Tippet for our saltwater and Steelhead fishing. The only tippet spool in Stainer’s pocket when he’s swinging flies in BC is one spool or Orvis Mirage Tippet in 20lbs and he’s never had any issues with this excellent tippet material! Matches perfectly with the Mirage Big Game Fluorocarbon Leaders and we haven’t had any issues with knotting it up to nylon leaders either. When every knot and cast count, you can have full confidence in Orvis Mirage Tippet and Leaders!