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02-23-2007 07:53 AM
jero thanks a lot, I´ll give it a try tomorrow. I´ve just done the loop on the leader, good tip. It make sense, now that I think about it, that if I use a long nylon leader it would make the fly rise above the sinking leader, instead with a tippet I can maintain the fly at a similar depth, so thanks for the advice.
chau che!!
02-22-2007 03:00 PM
pescaphile ĦHola Che!

It sounds like your using an airflo poly-leader or rio sinking leader.

Use only tippet material with these leaders and not a full-length leader like recommended above. A long leader like you'd normally use will not allow the fly to get down with the sinking leader nearly as well as a shorter one. If you use a normal leader it will reduce the depth that your fly fishes on the sinking leader -that's the point of having the sinking leader -right?

Don't use too long of a tippet either; you want the fly to fish deeper in the water column. You'll probably want to use about 1-1.5m of tippet. Using a shorter tippet is even more important in turbulent streams like the step-pool waters that you plan to fish. A loop tied at the end of your poly-leader is a convenient way to attach your tippet.
02-20-2007 12:19 PM
teflon_jones You need to attach a standard leader and tippet to it. You should use the same leader and tippet as you would use without the sinking leader, but that depends on a few things such as how deep the water is, what kind of fly you're using, what kind of leader you're using (mono or flouro), and a couple more things.

02-19-2007 01:36 PM
how do I use a sinking leader?

I´ve just gotten as a gift a 5 feet sinking leader of a similar material as my fly line (rubber-like). I intend to use it for nymphing on small, turbulent, clear water, stair-like mountain streams here in argentina. What are you supposed to attach to it? a 30 inch tippet (for example a 4X), or something like a tapered nylon leader, of about say another 5 feet?

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