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Old 08-02-2010, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: Total new-b rigging questions

Welcome Vance,

If you are using tapered leaders, a tippet is not required. However, they are expensive, and most of us add a couple feet to the end of them so that we can use the same tapered leader for quite a long time.

If you buy a higher pound test tapered leader than you want in a 7 1/2" length, then you add 2 feet of tippet 5 lbs lighter, for instance, than the rated strength of the tapered leader, you wind up with a 9 1/2' leader with the tippet size you want.

Probably all those leaders you have are tapered. You can feel the taper by running one through your thumb and forefinger.

Cheers,
Jim
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