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Old 07-16-2007, 06:35 PM
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As the St-Jean is a very clear river, I would suggest using LONG leaders and small leader tippets, say in the 6-8 pound range for your small flies. Two reasons for this, A - the small flies swing better with small leader and B - the water is very clear on that river.

Do not worry about breaking fish off... if you play them right, 6-8 pound test is ample even for a 30 pound fish!

Best of luck to you,

David Bishop
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