Rated 1 out of 5 by Bonehead150 Extremely poor quality
Switched from Maxima because someone got some for me as a gift for a special fly in trip for large Brook trout. Broke off several large fish before begging someone for Maxima. Thank goodness someone had some. Went on to land several large trout in rapid water.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pukka Excellent quality. Exactly what I was searching.
Difficult locating quality items in this size. Will definitely order more from L.L.Bean..
February 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by brownmanvt to cold to fly fish
I've used this stuff before...will be totally fine for fishing in the spring. plus its not an overpriced brand so it is a product novices and pros alike can use!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldwindknot good tippet material
I have fly fished for over 50 years and used many different material for tippets. This is the one upon which I have settled because even in 7x it comes off the spool straight, unkinked. Other brands that I have used come off the spool looking like a slinky. Also, the Umpqua allows me to sleep at night knowing that I am not ruining the environment in that it will eventually decay whereas the fluorocarbon lines (remember refridgerators and car air conditioners with this stuff) will never decay. The fluorocarbon lines are invisible and strong BUT according to a friend of mine who owns a fly shop, "Those little pieces of broken off line will still be around when the next wave of dinosaurs come back." Some day the fluorocarbon stuff may go the way of lead. Also, at half the price, I can use longer tippets and think I am not spending much.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OFBGuy Should be a Winner
I want to try colored leader for some locations. Haven't used this product yet, but at worst, it shouldn't be any less useful than other Umpqua lines I have used. I really like the elastic guide wrap - no more problems with unspooling.
March 10, 2011