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Old 11-12-2009, 07:02 PM
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i was wondering if anyone has ever used braided line as a leader or tippet. braided stuff is usually pretty thin, but i dont know if its as thin/invisible as mono, especially when fishing with dry flies. i'm guessing it also doesnt turn over a fly so well when roll casting.
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Default Re: using braided line as leader/tippet?

Seems like I saw someone on another site was using Fireline as the tippet on their leader. If I find it I will post a link...

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i was wondering if anyone has ever used braided line as a leader or tippet. braided stuff is usually pretty thin, but i dont know if its as thin/invisible as mono, especially when fishing with dry flies. i'm guessing it also doesnt turn over a fly so well when roll casting.
Cortland sold braided tippet material quite a few years ago. It spun into a gnarly mess when I tried it with dries. At the time it was way soft.
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Default Re: using braided line as leader/tippet?

My Canadian friend tried it as a bite tippet. We had a bunch of Pike move into where we were fishing and started loosing a bunch of flies. It didn't work real well. It is to soft and flexable. It kept hanging up on the rest of the leader. I think using bigger pieces would just create a bigger problem. He got fewer fish also. I think they see it better.
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Default Re: using braided line as leader/tippet?

Its more visible and so limp it won't turn flies over well.

The only use I could see for it (other than backing) is incorporating it into a furled leader along with some stiff mono in order to reduce stretch and thus make more powerful hook sets, but I'm sure the stiffness difference would make furling challenging and possibly impossible.
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