Originally Posted by Diver Dan
The difference between 20 and 30 for example is way more than .002". In fact I would flat out disregard that. Seriously, to build the 15' leaders I use for two hand rods following that rule would be about what? 40 pieces of line?
Even if you could find the right lines to fill that in which I doubt.
That step-down of 2/100" is what is recommended for all trout leaders.
I don't remember ever seeing one different.
For my saltwater leader I make my steps more dramatic than yours.
40#-25#-16# is my usual, but you're not trying to gracefully turn over size 14 or 24 flies