Fluorocarbon for Euro Nymph tippets

Invisible & resistant, fluorocarbon is perfect for Euro Nymph tippets

Fluorocarbon is the ideal material for your Euro Nymph tippet. This is because this material has a similar refractive index to water, meaning that fluorocarbon tippets are much less noticeable under water than other monofilament lines. In addition, the specific weight of fluorocarbon is higher than that of water, meaning that your tippet and therefore your nymphs sink to the bottom of the water as quickly as possible. Presenting your nymphs as close to the bottom as possible when Euro nymphing you feel them constantly hitting stones and other obstacles. Therefore, the greater abrasion resistance of fluorocarbon compared to other monofilament lines is of course an advantage, so that you can rely on the pound test of your tippet. The excellent knot strength of this material also contributes to this. In addition to Euro Nymph tippets, our fluorocarbon lines can also be used for many other applications. That is why you find the various products in a wide range of diameters and pound tests.

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When Euronymphing, the tippet must have very special properties in order to achieve maximum fishing effectiveness. As it is directly connected to the nymphs, it must be as inconspicuous as possible in order not to spook the fish. On the other hand, the nymphs drift along the bottom of the water, where they can repeatedly come into contact with stones and other obstacles. A good tippet must therefore also be resistant to abrasion so that it does not break suddenly.

The best material for this task is undoubtedly fluorocarbon, which has some particularly favourable properties compared to nylon, such as:

  • Excellent resistance to abrasion
  • Excellent knot strength
  • Inconspicuous under water
  • Elevated sinking speed

Its high abrasion resistance and excellent knot strength make fluorocarbon the Euronymph angler's best ally. It is very resistant when pulled over stones and other obstacles in the water, but also to the teeth of fish, which often cut through the fine tippet. Of course, fluorocarbon is not an indestructible miracle line either, but it is certainly the best option for making your Euronymph tippets.

In addition, fluorocarbon has a very similar light refraction to water. This does not make this material invisible, as many may claim, but in water fluorocarbon is much less visible and therefore less noticeable than nylon. As you tie your nymphs directly to the tippet, a line that is as inconspicuous as possible can really make all the difference. It would be a shame to fish with catchy fly patterns and still not catch anything because a conspicuous line spooks the fish.

Fluorocarbon also has a higher specific weight than conventional monofilament and, unlike nylon, sinks. As only the tippet is immersed in the water alongside the nymphs when Euronymphing and the flies need to reach the bottom as quickly as possible to be effective, sinking tippet material can only help. Especially on difficult days, often only very small, not too heavily weighted patterns will catch. In such cases, anything that slows down the efficient sinking of your nymphs is counterproductive. As a nylon line tends to float, you will hardly catch anything in such situations.


Although it is relatively easy to start fishing at Euronymph, many people don't know how to take their first steps in technique and equipment. This is why we have put together an COMPLETE TUTORIAL TO EURONYMPH in which we cover all the main topics in detail, such as:

  • How the Euronymph technique was born
  • What are its strengths compared to other fly fishing techniques
  • What specific equipment to buy
  • What are the most commonly used rigs
  • How to cast and drift your nymphs effectively