OK… I did Reason #1 that saltwater fly fishing is better than fresh water fly fishing yesterday… and, because I can’t leave well enough alone, I’m going in for seconds…
Reason #2… 7X tippet
I don’t have a 7x hook set. I pop flies off on 7x in the mouths of fishes who have just eaten my flies. I hate 7x. I don’t fish with it anymore and I don’t care how picky the fish are. I kind of hate 6x. 5x and I have a history, and you usually can’t get 3x through the eye of a #20, so 5x is my compromise on that front.
I love that in saltwater fishing LIGHT tippet is 10 pound. I’m kind of floored, as I attempt to put together tarpon leaders, that you can fish with shock tippet that is 40 lb. or 60 lb. That’s nuts… but, ya know… in a good way.
All hail the salt!