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    Default double taper line

    I have only used wf lines and i want to try out double taper. Is there a different leader formula for double taper and do you double haul with double taper? can someone explain everything about dt lines to me?

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    Default Re: double taper line

    What is it that your trying to accomplish with a DT line? This should answer most of your questions.

    Double Taper vs Weight Forward Fly Lines - For Beginners - 101, FAOL
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    You can double haul a DT line.

    Match the butt diameter of the leader to the dimeter of the fly line tip as closely as you can. Therefore, as long as the tip diameter of the DT and WF fly lines are close, you can use the same leader with the same results.
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    Default Re: double taper line

    i want to be able to roll cast well and have a more delicate presentation.

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    If your using 40ft of line or less to cast they will roll cast the same provided they have the same diameter head. A good rollcast needs just as much skill as a good double haul. It's also something that needs to be practiced on the water because the water load plays such a big part of it that roll casting on the lawn will do you no good.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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    yeah but wf lines are alot thicker in the head than dt im fishing bass lines and bonefish lines which dont roll cast well at all. The heads are just too heavy to give a good presentation.

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    "Delicacy of delivery is determined by the mass of the front part of a fly line. This is determined by line diameter (which relates directly to mass), and taper length. A line with a small diameter tip and a long taper has much less mass up front than a line with a large tip and short taper. Don't be mislead by taper length alone -- a line with a long front taper but a large tip diameter will not deliver delicately. A DT and a WF line with the same taper and tip diameter will deliver the same."

    Only the tip determines your presentation, not the belly.
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    i disagree, when my fly line hits the water it makes small ripples most of the ripples come from the heaviest part and i swear if you make a tiny ripple grass carp spook. It is honestly ridiculous. I would love to get a 3 weight for them so i could have something with a small enough line but so far they snub at 9 weight and once in a while i get a stupid one with a 6 weight.

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    Default Re: double taper line

    Quote Originally Posted by swirlchaser View Post
    If your using 40ft of line or less to cast they will roll cast the same provided they have the same diameter head. A good rollcast needs just as much skill as a good double haul. It's also something that needs to be practiced on the water because the water load plays such a big part of it that roll casting on the lawn will do you no good.

    You can make a "grass" leader to practice the roll cast on grass. See:

    http://fishfliesandwater.com/gear-ri...-grass-leader/

    http://www.fedflyfishers.org/LinkCli...=4469&mid=3361

    Roll Cast
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    either way all of my casts will be within 40 feet so i have no use for a wf.

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