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    How much tippet do you guys run after the furled leader before you tie on your first fly? I use cutthroat leaders with the tippet ring and have been tying on about 12-15" (of 4x) before the first fly but was wondering if I should go longer.

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    For me it varies by how picky the fish are and how tight the water is. Generally I put on at least 2 feet though, often more. Most of the furled leaders I use are 4 - 5.5 feet.

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    Default Re: furled leaders and tippet

    We recommend starting at 48" of tippet. Depending on casting / wind / fly size and ability, you can go longer. I know it sounds like a lot of tippet to fisherman not familiar with furled leaders…. It will turn over without any issues.

    Hope that helps.

    Thank you,

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    It usually depends on how long your furled leader is, IMO. I would say I generally add about 3-4' to mine, and my furled leaders are usually ~5ft.
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    Default Re: furled leaders and tippet

    I use a 6 ft furled leader and on the end of that I will add 2'-5' more tippet, depending on the situation. On the shorter end for big hoppers, the longer end when i need to go deep.

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    Default Re: furled leaders and tippet

    i use 5' furled leaders and add between 3 and 5 feet of tippet depending on conditions.


    ARFE

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    I use either a 4 1/2 or a 5ft Furled Leader & because I mostly use a 2 Fly setup I use a 6ft Tipit with The Dropper tied about 18" to 2ft back from the Point.
    I also vary The Tipit length from 9-12 inches max otherwise a lot of line twisting is created,it works great.
    Brian.

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