RE:Basic Leader Formula  A.J. McClane's
For trout or panfish in water without weeds:
44"25# 22"20#, 11"12#, 6"8#, 6"5# then 30" of either 5X or 6X. This works out to ~ 10 feet Like Juro, all the lines are Maxima.
In weedy waters, or if I dont feel like tying a leader, I buy a 7.5' 3 or 4X leader, cut off 1518" of the tippet and tie on a 5 or 6 X tippet ~ 30" long.
I've used some shorter leaders, for small streams, based on George Harvey's formulas that worked well but I can't find the formulas.
For salt water, where I am a beginner, I've used 36"40#, 18"30# , 12"25#, 9"20# and 6"15# with a Perfection loop to which I attach a 12# tippet which has a Bimini surgeons loop combo. A packet of pre tied tippets stays in my bag to minimize time spent tying knots on the water.
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John Desjardins
