Maxima Tippet Material

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Maxima Tippet - Very Strong, Reliable, and Popular
Maxima Chameleon Maxima Clear Maxima Ultra Green Maxima Leader Formulas
Many anglers believe that there is no stronger, more durable leader material than Maxima. Period. It has gained fanatical following of the most renowned trout, bass, steelhead, salmon and saltwater anglers. This is because of its 100% consistency and total reliability. Maxima has a high durability finish that avoids nicks and abrasions. This finish also helps to control knot slippage, which is a major factor in knot breakage. We've got the best price and freshest stock!

Maxima Chameleon
Maxima Chameleon is very hard and abrasion resistant tippet material. Its dark brown color is infrared sensitive to blend with the surroundings when submerged. It is best when fishing deep. For those reasons it has become the most popular salmon and steelhead tippet for Skagit style fishing with your fly sunk near the bottom.
I first discovered Chameleon in about 1969, while attending a Sandy River Chapter of Northwest Steelheaders. Maxima rep, Ben Silknitter was the guest speaker. Ben was one of the most persuasive tackle salesmen I ever met. I left the meeting light on money, but rich in leader material. It is still the best when running your gear deep and that includes patterns like: Signature Intruders, Lady GaGa's, Mark's Marabou Spey Intruders. Chameleon is tough, reliable leader material that holds knots and is apparently hard for fish to see. Seems as though my catch rate goes up on dark days when Maxima Chameleon is the connection between my dark sinking tip and my big fly, which is often also dark, but flashy.
Trout fishers who specialize in keeping their nymphs near the bottom, like Chameleon for the same reasons Skagit style steelheaders, and Chinook anglers like it.
Item Description Pound Test Diameter Length Price To Top
MLC02 Maxima Chameleon 2-pound .005 27 yd. $3.50
MLC04 Maxima Chameleon 4-pound .007 27 yd. $3.50
MLC06 Maxima Chameleon 6-pound .009 27 yd. $3.50
MLC08 Maxima Chameleon 8-pound .010 27 yd. $3.50
MLC10 Maxima Chameleon 10-pound .012 27 yd. $4.40
MLC12 Maxima Chameleon 12-pound .013 27 yd. $4.40
MLC15 Maxima Chameleon 15-pound .015 27 yd. $4.40
MLC20 Maxima Chameleon 20-pound .017 27 yd. $4.40
MLC25 Maxima Chameleon 25-pound .020 27 yd. $5.60
MLC30 Maxima Chameleon 30-pound .022 17 yd. $5.60
MLC40 Maxima Chameleon 40-pound .024 17 yd. $5.60

Maxima Clear
Maxima Clear has the same properties as Chameleon, except it doesn't contain the infrared sensitive dye. It has a non-reflective finish that makes it nearly invisible under most light and water conditions. Clear is a good choice for all situations where a dark colored tippet is not appropriate, such as when surface fishing for steelhead, or saltwater flats fishing.
Maxima Clear is my favorite go-to tippet for Greased-Line steelhead fishing where the fly and the tippet are silhouetted against the sky. I've also used it extensively while fishing deep with sinking tips. It does a great job in this arena too.
Maxima Clear is a very good leader choice for most saltwater fly fishing. Be aware that if you are fishing for records, you will have to jump up a couple of classes. Maxima Clear has the stiffness to turn over large flies in windy conditions. Having this ability to retain line speed aids casting accuracy for getting your fly into tight spots when fishing mangroves. Clear is hard surfaced for being abrasion resistant. Clear is inexpensive, and can be changed often if abrasions do occur. Larger sizes make good bite tippets for Dorado, and smaller tarpon.
Blood knot droppers are reliable with Maxima Clear.
Item Description Pound Test Diameter Length Price To Top
MLP02 Maxima Clear 2-pound .005 27 yd. $3.50
MLP04 Maxima Clear 4-pound .007 27 yd. $3.50
MLP06 Maxima Clear 6-pound .009 27 yd. $3.50
MLP08 Maxima Clear 8-pound .010 27 yd. $3.50
MLP10 Maxima Clear 10-pound .012 27 yd. $4.40
MLP12 Maxima Clear 12-pound .013 27 yd. $4.40
MLP15 Maxima Clear 15-pound .015 27 yd. $4.40
MLP20 Maxima Clear 20-pound .017 27 yd. $4.40
MLP25 Maxima Clear 25-pound .020 27 yd. $5.60
MLP30 Maxima Clear 30-pound .022 17 yd. $5.60
MLP40 Maxima Clear 40-pound .024 17 yd. $5.60

Maxima Ultra Green

Maxima Ultra Green is more supple, and is softer than either Chameleon or Clear. It is nearly invisible in most glacial river and lake water. It has good knot strength and is very popular for fishing nymphs or dry flies for trout.
Maxima Ultra Green is popular with steelhead/salmon anglers throughout the range of all the species
Importantly, Maxima Green in #30 bends about the same as a Scandi line tip. So the energy of the cast is transmitted smoothly from the line through a hand tied leader to the fly. Check out the printable leader formula chart.

Maxima and Knots
All three types of Maxima Leader Materials have the ability to hold good knots. That is because Maxima has the ability to stay round in cross-section after being tied. The less a leader material deflects when tied in a knot, the more likely it is to stay strong. With Maxima, it is imperative that you wet the knots you are tying before you tighten them. Maxima ties very good blood knots when building tapered leaders if each knot is wetted with saliva.

Item Description Pound Test Diameter Length Price To Top
MLG02 Maxima Ultra Green 2-pound .005 27 yd. $3.50
MLG04 Maxima Ultra Green 4-pound .007 27 yd. $3.50
MLG06 Maxima Ultra Green 6-pound .009 27 yd. $3.50
MLG08 Maxima Ultra Green 8-pound .010 27 yd. $3.50
MLG10 Maxima Ultra Green 10-pound .012 27 yd. $4.40
MLG12 Maxima Ultra Green 12-pound .013 27 yd. $4.40 Out of Stock
MLG15 Maxima Ultra Green 15-pound .015 27 yd. $4.40
MLG20 Maxima Ultra Green 20-pound .017 27 yd. $4.40
MLG25 Maxima Ultra Green 25-pound .020 27 yd. $5.60
MLG30 Maxima Ultra Green 30-pound .022 17 yd. $5.60
MLG40 Maxima Ultra Green 40-pound .024 17 yd. $5.60

Printable Maxima Steelhead/Salmon Leader Formula Sheet


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