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Cleetus 04-16-2007 05:56 PM

leader question
 
When I've been practicing my casts I've been using no leader. When I add the leader and fly on to fish, should I still be timing the direction change in my cast to the end of the line, or am I now supposed to time it to the end of the leader?

Thanks :)

Frank Whiton 04-18-2007 09:25 AM

Re: leader question
 
Cleetus,

I am not sure how to answer your question. But, I can say you should be practicing with a leader and fly with the hook broken at the bend. You should always practice the same setup as you intend to fish.

BigCliff 04-18-2007 12:22 PM

Re: leader question
 
Cleetus, I think you will be best off timing the direction change in your cast to when the fly line straightens out. By doing this, by the time the rod tip has begun moving the same direction as your hand, the leader will have straightened out as well.

Cleetus 04-19-2007 12:54 PM

Re: leader question
 
excellent advice, I tried and it worked great, thanks!


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