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Old 08-15-2001, 11:01 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 of Leaders
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