05-05-2009, 10:40 PM
Re: Carrying Tippet s
I just carry 3-6X spools in one of my vest pockets. I'll often add a section
of 5X tippet to a 4X leader, rather than changing the leader itself. If I'm using
one of my knotted leaders, say 4X, and need a 3X leader, I snip off the 4X
tippet, and add 20" of 3X. If I need a 5X leader, I'll snip off all but 6" of the
4X tippet, and add 20" of 5X, and so on with 6X: snip off all but 6" of 4X, tie
in 6" of 5X, and then add a 20" tippet section of 6X.
Having written all that, I've been using knotless leaders lately, so my handy
formula above isn't much good to me. I can rig up a 3X knotless leader so
that it tapers down to a 5X, so...........
One thing I can say about where to hang stuff, is try to avoid hanging
things on the same side as your casting arm. Line just seems to get hung
up on my right side, but YMMV.