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Old 04-05-2010, 09:59 PM
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Default Re: leader/tippet length for trout

Brook Trout Leader;

Depending on the material you use (I use Maxima with a floro tippet) sizes may very; the diameter of the sections is in thousandths of an inch.

.017 > 18"
.015 > 14"
.012 > 14"
.009 > 14"
.005 > 14"

This formula gives you a six foot leader that will turn over well. The tippet strength will be around 4 lbs and that will give you some leverage when you snag a branch or the weeds on that Brookie stream.
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