Re: hand tied leaders
I have used Gary Borger's formula for years. To repeat--4' of .020, 1' of .013, 4' of 1x (drys) or 2x (wets), tippet 4x to 6x, minimum of 24". These are good leaders and very easy to tie. The latest version of the pure Harvey leader begins with .015 and for my lighter rods, I start with that for 4', go down to .011 for 1', and 4' of 2x then the tippet. And, I tie that last leader with all soft material.