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Anybody use versileaders?


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#1 GG34

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:21 PM

Just curious on how they work? Looking to get a little deeper fishing dock lights for crappie and bass.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:22 PM

Sorry. Meant to post in fly fishing. Mods please move. Thanks.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:32 PM

I use Airflo version poly leaders. I also make my own. Level leaders from cheap fly line in d5 and d7
If you are using a leader in density upto 4inch/sec then a #7 line will cast and turnover the 10ft long ones.
For quicker sinkers or bigger flies you will need a heavier line or a line with a short fat head to help turn it all. Some guys over here cut back upto a foot from a WF line when they use leaders a lot.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:55 PM

I use them regularly my favorite line for bass is the gpx hover because I can still fish topwaters with it but it doesn't seem to get the hinge effect as much when I add a versa leader, I scored a bunch of 14ft leaders half off and just cut them in 2.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:22 PM

Thanks. I ordered the rio 10ft 5.2 ips. Will a 5 or 6 wt turn them over?

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:38 PM

A #5 will but you will probably need to roll the line up from deep before being able to make a cast.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 04:31 PM

Kind of like a regular sink tip line?

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:25 AM

I cast them with my 9'10" 4wt it cuts down my cast a bit by I can still get 70 ft maybe more, I do have to take up most of my love and shoot it though.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:18 AM

Kind of like a regular sink tip line?


A lot less hard work. The quicker the sink rate the more of a hinge you'll have. I don't find myself needing to drop much below the 4"/sec one. Just count a bit longer if you need deeper.
Matthew 25: 35-36 "Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldnt even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior and he will bring the others back. "No man ever steps in the same river twice"   Heraclitus, 5 B.C

Based Scottish Highlands. UK

MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.