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Old 02-26-2013, 09:20 AM
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Default Re: hand tied leaders

Mr Turbineblade
I look forward to the day when you resurrect this thread to say "I can't believe how wrong I was !"

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Leader Design and Construction


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IIn its simplest form, a leader is merely a level strand of nylon monofilament tied to the end of the fly line. Unfortunately, except possibly for fishing for panfish where the delicacy of the fly presentation is less important, a level leader is a very poor choice. Such a leader will not turn over properly unless it is quite short, and then it will not deliver the fly lightly to the water. A beginner would do well to take a tip from the experts and avoid the level leader.
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