Originally Posted by dhayden
For me, using tippet instead of a tapered leader is just cheaper.
I have a really small swivel at the end of my butt section, I'll either attach the indicator there, or slide it down for shallow water.
Tie on 6' (or so) of 3x, blood knot 2' of 4x - tie on the fly. If I need weight, I put them above the blood knot. so they don't slip. (for Steelhead, I go up one size for both)
it's probably 25 cents or less for the 'leader' vs $4 - lol - yes I'm cheap
I rig up similar to dhayden, with one exception, I have a loop on the end of a tapered butt system. I can loop on a longer piece of 2 or 3x flouro then a triple surgeons knot to attach my tippet. Work for indi fishing or high sticking for me...