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50m Hybrid Tippet

Hybrid is superior quality copolymer nylon monofilament, coated with a micro thin layer of fluorocarbon. The 2 bonds of materials combine the high performing characteristics of both materials.

Strength / Diameter Copolymer is easy to knot but loses up to 20% of it's strength when wet. The fluorocarbon coating maintains the wet strength of the tippet which means you can fish a tippet up to 20% thinner than you could if you used pure nylon. Fishing a thinner tippet means that you can fish smaller flies, more naturally and spook less fish. 

Light reflection Light reflecting off the clear surface of tippet spooks fish. Hybrid has a very slight grey tint which reduces light glare by 60% which results in more fish hooked. 

Abrasion resistance Fluorocarbon is more abrasion resistance than nylon but is also a little stiffer. Combining nylon and fluorocarbon creates a supple but robust tippet material that will not break when fishing over snags. Essential when nymphing is boulder strewn rivers.

Knots Pure fluorocarbon is very hard to knot. Heat builds up and snaps the tippet. Nylon is very easy to tie. Combining the 2 materials means you can benefit from all the features of fluorocarbon but still tie knots very easily with cold / wet hands.

Stretch Fluorocarbon stretches less than copolymer. Hybrid stretches less than pure copolymer because it is coated with fluorocarbon.



Spook Less. Hook More. Land More.

Over the last 30 years fly rods have become stiffer. Fly lines have become thicker to bend these stiffer rods. Stiff rods offer little shock absorption for tippets so you lose fish. They are unpleasant to cast and they can cause shoulder, wrist, back injuries.

The thinking behind stiff rods is that they cast into a wind and they have power to play large fish. The reverse is true. Stiff fly rods need heavy, thick fly lines to load them. A thick fly line has more air resistance and lands more heavily. As for power, most people only play fish with the top 1/3rd of a stiff rod because they are scared of bending the rod down to the handle. They're scared because they know they will snap the tippet especially if a fish shakes it's head.

Sunray Fly Rods are softer so you can bend them fully into the handle, which means you are using the entire rod, not just the tip, to play a fish. That's where the power comes from, the butt. More importantly the load is spread over the entire length of the rod which offers greater protection for the tippet. You lose fewer fish.
Sunray Fly Lines are thinner so they cut through the wind and land more gently. They offer less drag in water when playing fish so you can use lighter tippets.

History of Thinner Fly Lines

Silk fly lines are much thinner than PVC floating fly lines. It's no coincidence that older cane & bamboo fly rods had smaller rings. They were also softer in action due to the materials. Rods didn't need all the power they have now because the lines were thinner and cut the air much more easily. 

Reducing the diameter of the projectile has a profound domino effect on all the other components of the fly fishing system. If the rod you are using is now softer, you have more shock absorbency in the fly rod. That means you can use lighter tippets, which generally means you spook fewer fish and hook more fish. The rod bends more and protects the tippet so you land more fish. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Kenny Simms (Northampton, GB)
Good value for money.

Seems good quality, and delivery was quick. Not had chance to use yet, but I'm sure it will do it's job.

William Bisset (Edinburgh, GB)
hybrid tippet

certainly feels different a little stiffer than fluro but looks good but be sure to wet your knots before you tighten up if not you cause friction which leads to tippet breaking easily but other than that it will certainly do the business excellent presentation ideal for surface activity.

Ivan (London, GB)

Very good products and fast delivery.
Highly recommend.

Pat O?Halloran (Sheffield, GB)
Have been using this year great strength in lower diameters


Stephen Holt (Blackpool, GB)

More takes
No breaks
Less tangles
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S.S. (Cambridge, GB)

Used on a trip to the Spey. Found it a reliable leader material that I have faith in.

Marco Cecala (Yarnell, US)
Great tippet, real tough!

I love using this tippet. It ties knots well and stays strong in a fight. Friends marvel at how little coil there is in the line.

The downside is the spools. I am used to an elastic band with a ring the tippet goes through. I gather old spools of brand x tippet and wind my Hybrid Tippet on the empty spools.