Thread: Leader Lengths
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: Leader Lengths

First assuming that you're bass fishing, bass aren't particularly leader shy and you can keep it pretty short. I usually go with 6' of straight mono for poppers and an 8' tapered leader otherwise. (7.5' would be fine)

For trout fishing the general rule of thumb is to use a leader approximately the length of your rod.
Beyond that you might use a 7.5' leader for sub-surface and the 9' leader for dries.
The 12' leader would be less frequently used for the better educated fish or on calmer water.
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