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Default Re: Leader and Tippett help

Taking your 6-weight as an example: Nail knot a hank of .023 butt material to the tip of the line and throw a small perfection loop into its end. Buy one 3X knotless, extruded leader (RIO makes a decent one) and spools of tippet in whatever diameters you anticipate fishing (3, 4, 5X Orvis Super strong is fine here or RIO Powerflex, SA Mastery...) and blood knot material on as needed. No need to acquire all those leaders. As you familiarize yourself with the relevant knots (especially the blood knot) you can do away with buying knotless leaders and start building your own from spools of leader material and, besides saving money, you will make leaders that turn over more positively than extruded, softer ones. Continually rebuilding a leader can make it last during numerous outings.
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