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Old 07-05-2008, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Question- Leader Lengths/ Fly sizes????

Jeff,

It depends on your casting skills, the line taper, the rod action and the distance you're trying to get.

A bass bug taper would help turn over the bigger flies as would a leader with a bit heavier butt section. No the trick is to find someone who makes a 5 wt. bass bug taper, as far as I know Sci Angler, Orvis nor Rio make one. The heavier butt leader is easy; buy one or tie one. Leaders of 7 to 9 feet on a floating line are good.

If you keep your flies #2 or smaller you should have no worries. Cone heads and the like should present no problems as long as you don't go too wild. Make sure you're casting is up to speed with some practice sessions before you try using live ammo.
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