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  1. #1
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    Default Saving money on tapered leader ?

    When the tippet on tapered leader got to short this is one way to connect a tippet to the leader.
    ( testing the video on small pocket camera)

    Let see if the link will work.

    VideoDemo - tob1's Photos

    Trygve

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    Default Re: Saving money on tapered leader ?

    Nice idea,
    But You should use larger line (old fly line) in 2 colors to show better. Another thing is try a perfection knot instead. makes a smaller size knot compared the the triple or double surgeons knot. with a perfection you can get really smal loops witch makes laying out the leader on a cast better. Also you should talk about what you are doing. just my 02.
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    Default Re: Saving money on tapered leader ?

    With this knot system you will use the same tapered leader and only unloop the short tippet and then make a new tippet to add to the tapered leader.
    So practically you can use the same tapered leader for a whole year and only supply it with new tippets.
    This is a system that have been used by Scottish salmon fishermen.
    If I have to talk with the video, then the video would be a comedy
    I see that I should have used bigger lines with colors, but no such lines in the house when I tried the camera.

    Trygve

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    Default Re: Saving money on tapered leader ?

    Nice, I do something of the same when I get a tapered leader down to that point, kinda like making your own leaders, I usually step it down using 8 or 6 lb flouro followed by 4 lb tippet.

    d

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    Default Re: Saving money on tapered leader ?

    Good tip...I've been using a loop to loop connection for my tippets for a few years...I make a loop when I put the new leader and it can last for a season...

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