Re: Skunked yesterday and leaders
that is a good price for leaders. why do you feel a need to find cheaper ones? how much did you pay for your rod? how much for the reel? in comparison, why the need to find something cheaper? some people use the same leader all season. are you "going through" leaders? are you using straight taper tippet at the end of the leader and before the fly? that is the section which is cut back in stages (while changing or losing flies) and then replaced, thereby never needing to touch the leader once one is attached.
i usually buy a three pack of 9' 5x leaders from SA for about $10 for my main trout fishing setup. IF i end up cutting it back beyond the tippet, it eventually turns into a 7' 4x leader. and i rarely touch that third leader in the pack by years' end unless i give one to a buddy.