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Old 03-14-2013, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: Tapered Leaders - which brand has least memory?

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I was curious to know what brand tapered Nylon leader people have found to have the least memory (coiling). My most recent batch of Rio leaders are terrible in this respect.

I know about the proper way of stretching etc. to straighten the coils..but is there a brand (Rio or Orvis or ???) that offers the lowest memory?

I am learning to tie my own leaders based on several online formulae using Maxima & have also tried the furled leaders.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fishi...3Bcat104123880

I tried this one last year and found it to straighten much easier than Rio or Orvis. Two or three slides through the fingers and ready to go.

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Old 03-14-2013, 11:47 AM
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I've heard some people boil their maxima leaders to make them more supple.It's not a joke...try with one and let me know what the result is
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:03 PM
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I've heard some people boil their maxima leaders to make them more supple.
It certainly will but it will also weaken it quite a bit. Too much heat is no good.
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Just searched....they boil diameters from 45 to 20... for instance4 minutes for a 40,3 minutes for a 30 etc...never tippets
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Cabela's: Maxima 7.5' Tapered Knotless Leader

I tried this one last year and found it to straighten much easier than Rio or Orvis. Two or three slides through the fingers and ready to go.

Rich

Hi Rich, Its good to hear from you. I am planning another trip up your way with my wife this late May. Will get in touch with you if we pass through your town & maybe we can hit one of the local streams.
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Hi Rich, Its good to hear from you. I am planning another trip up your way with my wife this late May. Will get in touch with you if we pass through your town & maybe we can hit one of the local streams.
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The snow MIGHT all be gone by May. It has been a long, tough winter for fishing. Please get in touch when you know when you will be in the area. I would enjoy the opportunity to fish with you again.
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Default Re: Tapered Leaders - which brand has least memory?

i, as have others on this thread, virtually eliminated leader memory awhile back when i bought a couple of joni's furled leaders.
such a great leader with absolutely no memory or dead/hinge spots to speak of.
now all my reels/lines that i own, have them.
no more tangles or knots, plus they last a good while.
btw, i prefer the ones with a tippet ring on the end.

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Default Re: Tapered Leaders - which brand has least memory?

I have started using Rio product more and like most have stated you just have to pull them straight. I don't advise using anything that will create heat. I just grab it and pull slowly and firmly. Works every time.

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Default Re: Tapered Leaders - which brand has least memory?

Joni & WT are absolutely correct! Too much heat is not a good thing so I never use a rubber or leather leader straightener.
If I have a leader that coils I gently pull it through my fingers to create a little heat and try to gently stretch it, main concern being the tippet end of course.

As far as leaders and tippet material having the least amount of memory?.....I haven't tried this brand yet, but knowing full well the demands that technical springs creeks ask of you and your terminal tackle, and the fact that Rene Harrop will not use something that is not supple and wouldn't allow for a delicate and lifelike presentation, nor allow his trademark name to be put on it....I would think this would have very little memory. I need to restock my tippet material so I'll probably give it a try myself soon.
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Get furled leaders from Joni. You'll prob never use anything else.
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