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Old 12-28-2002, 10:50 AM
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Question weight forward leaders

Does anyone still tie weight forward leaders anymore?
I have done this for years and it really helps turn over extra-fluffy drys, or streighten long leaders on a windy day...

The leader is tied like most normal tapered leaders to about 2/3 the length, then it tapers up quickly and back fown again to the tippit.

The quick increase turns your leader into a "MINI" weight forward fly line.

Example: 4x tippit
.019 - .017 - .015 - .013 - .011 - .009 - .015 - .011 - .009 - .007

Please feel free to give this a try, nothing is written in stone, use any taper and length you wish.

Who knows, it may be the edge you need on those windy days.
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