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Old 02-12-2009, 09:34 AM
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Default Braided Butt Leaders

I was going through some old fly fishing stuff and found some Dan Bailey's Braided Butt Leaders in sizes 0X to 4X and all 7 1/2 ft. long. They have "a soft, braided nylon" butt that goes into monofilament. Also, they're labeled "LEAD CORE."

What do you think of these leaders? At 7 1/2 feet are they meant to take a tippet to create a longer trout leader or are they bass leaders? At over 16 years old and looking like new (never been used), do you think they're still good? And what does "LEAD CORE" mean? Are they meant to sink or reinforced for strength?
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