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 Post subject: Breaking Strenght of "X" size Tippet?
PostPosted: October 18th, 2007, 8:14 pm 
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You ever wonder what it is? I'm sure there's a handful of you out there. Laughing Here's a clip from and article I read.........

Tippet Sizes: The "X" designation of tippet size comes from a very old designation of wire size for watch parts, later applied to cat gut leaders (one size change equaled 0.001 inches in diameter). Lefty Kreh's general advice on what the numbers mean is helpful: subtract the "X" number from 9 to get an approximate line test rating. E.g. 6X tippet has a breaking strength of about 2 pounds.

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