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Old 08-05-2012, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: New caster problems

Originally Posted by silver creek View Post
For a newbie, that is what I use as a rule of thumb. If you can't handle that shorten the leader by a foot.

I also use a rule of thumb for tippet to fly size for newbies. Divide the hook size by 4 for newbies and by 3 for as you get better. For example on a size 16 fly, a newbie would use a 4X tippet for better control; and then as their casting and accuracy got better, they would use a 5X tippet.
This sounds like good advice. I wonder if some of the issues I've been having throwing long leaders and light flies could be fixed by this. I'll try next time I'm out.
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