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: LEader Question

07-29-2004, 08:24 PM
what leader should i use on a small stream. how long the leader and how long the tippet if i am using dry flies?

John Desjardins
07-29-2004, 09:06 PM
For small streams I prefer to keep the leader short. My reason is that in the small streams I fish a 25' cast is a real long cast. So not much of the line is out to load the rod, and a shorter leader keeps more line out of the tip top.

So having said all that, I typically use about a 6 1/2 - 8 ' leader with the tippet being 20 - 30" of that length.