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Anyone Tie Their Own Leaders?

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Thanks for the info Dornug.

 

I tie my own leaders using different tippet sizes. I usually go with 3'/9lb 3'/6lb 3'/3lb and no real method behind it.

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Ya, I can switch from a #6 weighted woolly bugger to a #16 hair's ear so my leaders are pretty basic. As long as the fly lands somewhere on water I'm happy!

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I just started and love it. I think they turn over so much better and will be so much cheaper in the long run. Can't wait to try a big heavy butted one on the 6wt for larger smallmouth bugs it is supposed to turn over better.

 

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I was looking for a site like this for quite some time to make some shorter leaders for my 6'6 2 wt. It seemed the leaders were always pretty long to turn over a dry with such a short stick. The problem was that you cut off the ends where the thinnest diameter is. So I was stuck with a thicker diameter near the fly even with some tippet tied in (so it wasn't truly a tapered leader any longer). I was going to tie some short ones for this rod.

 

Now I'm trading the rod in for the 7'9 version so I don't know if I'll need to tie my own but I'm keeping the site handy. It will be something else to keep me busy when not on the river.

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Also see 'Leader Help' on this page (probably just above or below this thread).

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