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Old 06-30-2011, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Fly line, leader and tippet for inshore

You're very welcome. You'll have a blast down there chasing stuff with your 9 weight. Throw at anything you see-- lady fish, bluefish, spanish macs and pretty much anything else you run into that will eat a fly are all a blast on the fly rod too.

If you have a furled leader already there's no reason you can't use it. They're not too common in salt at least yet, probably mostly because simple leaders made out of just a few sections of mono generally work fine with saltwater flies-- as opposed to throwing dainty dry flies in freshwater where leader construction is more critical to presentation.

Depending on how dirty the water is where you fish, furled leaders may also have a tendency to pick up more junk (seaweed etc), but try it since you have it, and it sounds like it's already built for a 9 weight. By the way, these same leaders- either the heavy furled one you have or the simple mono ones in my earlier post, should be fine for throwing stuff like poppers, big streamers and weighted stuff like buggers and clousers at largemouth bass in freshwater too.
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