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Old 07-08-2010, 11:51 AM
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Default Chart for Leader Tippet Selection

Hi Everyone,

Here is a leader tippet chart with suggestions for selecting fly size based on tippet size. This was in the FAQ section but disappeared so I have rebuilt the chart. I plan on adding this to the FAQ section but posted it here for your comments or suggestions.




Tippet DiameterTippet SizePound TestFly Size
.0038x1.224-26-28
.0047x220-22-24-26
.0056x316-18-20-22
.0065x414-16-18
.0074x512-14-16
.0083x610-12-14
.0092x76-8-10
.0101x8.52-4-6
.0110x101/0-2-4
.012x1122/0-1/0-2
.013x2143/0-2/0-1/0-2
.014x3165/0-4/0-3/0-2/0
.015x4186/0-5/0-4/0-3/0

NOTE: Leader diameters and strengths vary from manufacture to manufacture and with different materials or processes.
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Frank: Thanks! Personally, I don't like using anything below 7x and a size 22 fly. My eyesight just can't handle the really small stuff.

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Frank, thanks for posting the chart.

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Default Re: Chart for Leader Tippet Selection

I usually use 5 and 6x here in Oklahoma. Did use 8x and size 32's in WV a couple of weeks ago. Broke off a few times because of being use to 5 and 6x. Thanks for the chart.
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