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Old 03-25-2011, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: straight leaders for nymphing?

Originally Posted by jpd5184 View Post
i have heard tapered leaders are bad for nymphing. is a straight leader a better option?
Like just about everything else it depends.

There are at least three important things you are trying to accomplish with a nymphing presentation. You want as drag free afloat as is possible. You want the nymph o get down to the feeding level as soon as possible. You want as little slack as possible so you can detect strikes. Whether high sticking or fishing upstream, a level leader would help with all these things.
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