Bluewater Leaders Food for thought...
Just something to consider
Last night I had a confrimation - via a friend - that having a weak link/ class tippet in your leader is the way to go.
Imagine hooking into a 40 - 80# tuna on the fly, standing in the bow of a boat and the line that you stripped in is suddenly wrapped around your leg. Happens to me ocassionally with stripers and blues.
This leader was rigged witha 25# class section which thankfully broke off. No damage to person or gear.
My leaders are pretty simple: 60# butt section, 25# "class" section, 60# tippet (for protection against the gill plates).
Casts great on the #14 Powell with lines from 325 grain to 525