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Old 11-22-2013, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: Do you tie your own leaders?

Just found this Gary Borger article on this kind of stuff...
Gary Borger » Blog Archive » Uni-Body to Harvey Style Leader
and this one Tip: Stop Wasting Money on Leaders | Hatch Magazine - Fly Fishing, etc.

Looks like I am putting in an order for some leader material soon.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: Do you tie your own leaders?

I tie my own leaders and have found through trial and error how to tie leaders that turn over dries for the way I cast. I found the tapered knotless leaders usually had a too thick butt that didn't transition well with smaller line sizes. I use Maxima chameleon for the 60/20 part and switch to Orvis Super Strong for the last 20%.
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I tie some and buy some. All depends on where I'm fishing and what my needs are at the time. I often start with a tapered leader and work some magic with it.
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I used to tie my own when I started fly fishing, back when I had wind knots as my middle name. I stopped making them as I was getting better in casting.
However, I still have them in my leader wallets and used them sparingly.
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