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Tie your Own leaders?
Posted 17 May 2005 - 09:30 AM
I follow Galloup's recommendations for some streamer leaders -- I really like the complicated 4 ft of plain old 12 pound. . .
Posted 18 May 2005 - 11:36 AM
I had a lot of problems with self tied leaders - so from now on I buy only pre made no knot leaders - a classic knot with the flyline and ond the end of my leader I tie on a small ring (radius 1 milimeter) that is used for carpfishing (something for boile montage - I realy dont konw what it is actualy used for, because I'm not a carpfisher) and on that "ring comes the tippet"
If anybody uses the same tehnique - contact me on MSN adress - I have some questions about thease rings
Have a nice day!
Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:15 PM
A transplanted Texan stationed with the US Navy in Oak Harbor WA.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 06:55 PM
Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:33 PM
Posted 19 October 2005 - 11:05 AM
Posted 24 October 2005 - 02:11 PM
Tying your own allows you to customize the leader to the situation. If, for instance, I know I'm going to be fishing Armstrong Spring Creek in Montana, I'd design a leader long enough to avoid spooking finicky spring-creek trout, but with enough backbone to punch a fly into a stiff wind.
With a loop-to-loop connection, it's easy enough to swap leaders for specific purposes.
Posted 26 November 2005 - 12:07 PM
borger's uni leader design as a base, with a few mods for my casting and rod prefrences. i also apply ross muellers suggestion of chameleon and clear leader steps to identify which section is which when i field re-build.
if you have trouble with weeds later in thes season, i'll often soak a little flexament into the knot and the seems to smooth out the weed pick up/
Posted 05 December 2005 - 04:50 PM
Here's the formula:
4 feet .020, 1 foot .013 and 4 feet .010; to this basic leader you can add a short nymph tippet or a longer dry fly tippet as the need arises.
Not too many knots to tie....
Posted 25 February 2006 - 07:36 PM
Posted 25 February 2006 - 10:56 PM
upon the moving water and couldn't answer why"
" I don't go in for sissy sports, I'm a fly fisherman."
Posted 26 February 2006 - 12:49 AM
By no means am I a 'purist' as I've been known to get lazy and cheat every so often by tying a knotless leader on to a long butt section then add on to the tippit as needed.
Vincent Van Gogh
Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:54 AM
beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise"