Thread: Leader Lengths
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: Leader Lengths

Rip - sorry, not biting . I like you and you're very helpful to everyone.

OP - I advise you just to try a lot of leaders and see what happens. That's what I did. If you tie a leader of 9' and find that it turns over too slowly, don't be afraid to cut off a foot or so, or tie on a heavier tippet, etc. Leaders are cheap and you'll eventually figure out what leader works best for your flies and casting style.

If your leader comes back with a lot of wind knots, work on shorter distance casting and eliminating slack .

Last quickie -- if you're like me, you might like to practice casting and go for longer distances while fishing. A level leader will very quickly show you any wind knots and can be a pretty effective tool. A tapered leader will NOT mask any problems in your casting.
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