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Old 07-10-2014, 01:39 PM
Brianau Brianau is offline
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Hello,Im new here and to the sport of fly fishing and just recently got my rod/reel. The backing is all on and the fly line is all on now i just have to purchase leader and tippet. I do have a couple questions regarding these though.

1. Do I really have to buy Tippet? I was under the impression it was optional
2. I have a 9ft 5/6weight line what type of leader/tippet should i buy?
3. How should I go about attaching the leader to the fly line and the tippet to the leader?

Also just incase your wondering i will be fishing for panfish...I would like to do some bass fishing but i don't think my rod/reel is strong enough to handle bass.

Thanks for your time.
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