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  1. Default 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?

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    Default 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

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    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
    Bear

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    Default Re: Leader and Tippet

    tippet mono has a more consistent thickness and higher breaking strength then regular mono of the same diameter
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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    Default 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.

    d

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    Default 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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