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: Leader

06-09-2003, 02:53 PM
I like to tye my own leaders. I just ordered a new Rio Grand (camo color) for my 6 weight. Does anybody have a suggestions on the break down of material to construct a leader for a 6 weight. What size should the butt section be? Can't wait to get this line. The one I have been using was given to me when I bought the reel and I believe it is a Wolf 4/5. I wonder how much more distance I will be able to get with the proper line.

06-10-2003, 08:18 AM
Go to the website


and check out leadercalc.

It gives you "everything you wanted to know about leaders", and will even customize a leader for you.


John Desjardins
06-10-2003, 08:37 AM
We also have a number of discussions on leaders in the archives of the forum. Here are a couple. http://www.flyfishingforum.com/flytalk3/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10673&highlight=leader+recipe

06-10-2003, 08:49 AM
Thanks Bob and John!