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Evancook1999 06-29-2014 12:30 PM

Leader size
 
Does it matter what leader size you use with, say 5wt line? I know the size has to correspond with the fly you are using but is there a leader that is too big like a 0,1,2x?

9wt 06-30-2014 07:52 AM

Two things to consider:
Butt size (we're talking leader here!) should match the line tip, i.e. when leader & line are connected, put a curve in the junction & it should be a smooth curve rather than a sharp hinge. This aids smooth turnover of the leader.
Tippet size should match the fly size but also the weight of the rod, i.e. using a very heavy tippet with a light rod such as a 5wt puts the rod at risk of breakage unless you're very careful.
Tight lines!


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