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Old 08-15-2001, 10:01 AM
erck erck is offline
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The 'butt' is correct....
Any leader with 60% of the length (tapered, knotted, braided) that has a 'thicker' diameter than the 'body' or length of the leader is considered the butt.

Some guidelinescomments)
Start with the Ritz 60/20/20 rule and modify from there
Butt diameters should be roughly between 60% and 75% of the diameter of the fly line ( .017" - .022" ). 2/3rds is a good rule. The butt stiffness should approximate the stiffness of your fly line.

For complex Leader layout and construction, sections, lengths and such is all WELL documented. See link

http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/leadercalc/#Types of Leaders
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