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bullseye smith 01-24-2010 05:32 PM

Leader and Tippet
I'm new to this and going to ask a dumb question. If you are out and break the tippet line can you use regular fishing line for one?

rmooney 01-24-2010 05:37 PM

Re: Leader and Tippet
ive done that before and i couldnt tell the difference. i make my own pike leaders out of regular fishing line and steel line

arfishinbear 01-24-2010 05:45 PM

Re: Leader and Tippet
You sure can, but trying to carry 3 or 4 diffrent line sizes on reg. spoools is a pain in the ass.
I have a buddy that only uses 6lb fishing line ofcourse he only fishes for bluegill and a put and take trout stream and uses the same 4 or 5 flies in the same size all the time , but it works for him

Rip Tide 01-24-2010 06:25 PM

Re: Leader and Tippet
tippet mono has a more consistent thickness and higher breaking strength then regular mono of the same diameter

webrx 01-24-2010 08:29 PM

Re: Leader and Tippet
I usually car a small spool of 4# flouro to use for tippets when I am making quick trips to the river.


Guest1 01-24-2010 10:45 PM

Re: Leader and Tippet
I tie all my own leaders and use pretty much nothing but regular line. ANDE mono 99.999% of the time. Only use two knots, blood knot and perfection loop. Three if you count adding the fly. 5 if I add a shock and bite tippet. Bimini twist and albright knot.

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