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Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet & Leader Building Material
Gamma's proprietary process of bombarding the material with Gamma Rays make FC Fluorocarbon stronger and more shock resistant. Landed with Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon leader...
Gamma's proprietary process of bombarding the material with Gamma Rays breaks down the long strand structure in the monofilament and creates millions of intermolecular bonds to cross link structure, creating a stronger, tougher, more flexible tenacity material. For this reason Frog Hair offers up to 50% more shock resistance to other materials of the same diameter. After two full seasons of testing, Mark & Patty use Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon  exclusively for their saltwater leader material.
It is IGFA Class rated.
Landed with Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon leader...

Tested by Professional Fishing Guides at The Fly Fishing Shop.

Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon comes in a full sellection of sizes for both fresh and saltwater fly fishing...
Frog Hair FC is the latest advancement in fluorocarbon. Unlike other fluorocarbons, which behave `wiry` and stiff, Frog Hair FC is processed with GAMMA`s exclusive technology, resulting in the most supple and elastic fluorocarbon on the market.
Now add in the superior refractive qualities of fluorocarbon and imagine the results! Frog Hair FC is truly your competitive new advantage in both fresh and salt water.

Frog Hair FC is an ultra high molecular weight PVDF fluorocarbon made using GAMMA`s exclusive processing technology. Unlike other fluorocarbon monofilaments that are very rigid and stiff, Frog Hair FC is processed to increase the flexibility of the material and provide up to two times the suppleness of other typical fluorocarbon monofilaments. The added suppleness compliments the refractive qualities of fluorocarbon to deliver the most stealthy, natural presentation possible and increase your catch rate.

In addition, GAMMA`s process increases the Shock Resistance of the material to help prevent untimely break-offs resulting from aggressive strikes. The built-in Shock Resistance also provides greater fighting capability and enables you to land more and bigger world class fish than you could with other leading fluorocarbon materials.

Gamma Technologies` ability to build a better product is accomplished by the willingness to differentiate, and our philosophy to engineer products from the ground up. This results in superior performance and added value for the user.

The new GAMMA series of high performance fishing lines have been engineered and built to offer the angler the most preferred attributes of:
  • Higher Strength to Diameter
  • Higher Knot Strength to Diameter
  • Higher `Shock Resistance` to Diameter
  • Higher Abrasion Resistance
  • Higher Suppleness
Item Description Size Price To Top
FFCT1-10 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 7X 0.004"
2.2 lb test
1 kg
FFCT1-11 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 6X 0.005"
3.3 lb test
1.5 kg
FFCT1-12 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 5X 0.006"
4.4 lb test
2 kg
FFCT1-13 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 4X 0.007"
6.6 lb test
3 kg
FFCT1-14 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 3X 0.008"
8.8 lb test
4 kg
FFCT1-15 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 2X 0.009"
10 lb test
4.5 kg
FFCT1-16 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 1X 0.010"
11.5 lb test
5.2 kg
FFCT1-17 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 0X 0.011"
13.2 lb test
6 kg
FFCT2-10 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 27.3 Yards 0.013"
17.6 lb test
8 kg
FFCT2-11 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 21.9 Yards 0.015"
22 lb test
10 kg
FFCT3-10 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 21.9 Yards 0.019"
35 lb test
16 kg
FFCT3-11 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 21.9 Yards 0.024"
44 lb test
20 kg
FFCT4-10 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 21.9 Yards 0.026"
52.8 lb test
24 kg
FFCT4-11 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 16.4 Yards 0.029"
61.6 lb test
28 kg
FFCT5-11 Frog Hair FC Fluorocarbon Tippet, 16.4 Yards 0.034"
81.4 lb test
37 kg

Steelhead Arrive Early And Strong In Northwest Rivers
Hal Hadden lands a steelhead in front of camp on The Deschutes...
Amunition for your steelhead gun... The Columbia River and it's tributaries are experiencing a dramatic run of steelhead this summer. Early season counts at the main stem dams are far stronger than usual. All up and down the Deschutes last week anglers were landing fish in record numbers for July. The two most productive fly patterns in our camp were the Fly du Jour and Purple Green Butt.
After phone conversations with other anglers, it seems that the whole Pacific Northwest is experiencing big runs of summer steelhead.
The returns are way ahead of schedule at the Blue Creek Hatchery on the Cowlitz River. Likewise the Skykomish and Sol Duc Rivers are full of fish.  Locally, both the Sandy and Clackamas have healthy populations of steelhead. I talked with George Cook, who had just returned from the Dean River in British Columbia. Six anglers in his group hooked 91 steelhead in seven days and landed 65. The three largest fish all measured 36" by 18 1/2". The hot flies were: Signature Intruders in Pink/Orange, Black /Blue, Purple, Jumbo Critter Pink/Orange and Pick 'Yer Pocket Pink, Orange.

New From Winston Rod for 2009
Exciting new models in our popular Boron II-MX and Boron IIX rod series. Both feature our innovative Boron II technology providing a combination of accuracy, power, and very light weight no other rods can match. All of the Boron II-MX and Boron IIX rods were created with the assistance of our many technical advisors, including Joan Wulff and Andre Scholz, one of the leading spey casters in the world, who assisted with the development of our two-handed rods.
Boron II-MX Rods – Maximum Power – Maximum Distance
Weapons of choice for tough conditions. Wind, big water, sinking lines, big weighted flies. For those anglers wanting a powerful rod they can feel that offers great tippet protection. Fresh or salt. Designed with our matchless Boron II technology, these rods are not only tough, but amazingly light and responsive.

9’ 4-weight
Light, yet powerful, the new 9’ 4-weight is an ideal trout rod for aggressive nymphing and casting big dries.
9 ½’ 5-weight
9 ½’ length is perfect for nymphing with larger bugs and for reaching out while fishing the cold water beaches of Puget Sound or New England.
9 ½’ 6-weight Powerful enough to handle monster indicators and flesh flies dabbled to Alaska’s carnivore rainbows.
9 ½’ 7-weight
Ideal for fishing Alaska’s great rivers for Silver, Chum and smaller King salmon. Two-Handed Rods 11 ½’ 6-weight Blending quality, consistency and power, this new rod will meet the expectations of the angler who has a desire for the switch rod application with slightly shorter heads and heavier tips. Great in the surf for casting overhead, as well as spey style on a smaller steelhead or Atlantic salmon stream.
12’ 3" 7/8-weight
Slightly longer with a great balance on line weight, this rod is the next step up from the 11 ½’. Perfect for tight lies on the Deschutes.
Boron IIx Two-Handed Rods
Made with our second-generation boron/graphite composite, these are the lightest spey rods in the world by as much as 50%, yet offer extraordinary power, responsiveness and accuracy for pleasurable casting all day.
12 ½’ 6/7-weight
The ultimate light line, summer steelhead rod, the length of this rod makes it very versatile on a variety of waters.

Fly Fishing In Slovenia
Pictures & commentary by Rob Weller
The 72 cm rainbow (28.3 inches), was caught from Sava Bohinka River in Eastern Slovenia, 15th June. It took a heavily weighted streamer. The larger picture is the Upper Soca River, close to Slovenian/Italian border. Pictured at lower right is a Marble Trout which is endemic to the region. Today, genetically pure marble trout can be found only in the upper reaches of the Soca River Basin in northwestern Slovenia where national parks and a rural economy have kept the breathtaking landscape in pristine condition. The guiding operation is Rok Lustrik's, and he has his own website Fishing is pricey though- from memory, about 180 Euro per day plus transport, and another 59 Euro per day for the permit. Marble Trout in Wikipedia
Upper Soca River, close to Slovenian/Italian border, 72 cm rainbow (28.3 inches), Sava Bohinka River in Eastern Slovenia
Marble Trout

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