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Old 02-13-2006, 08:27 PM
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Leader/Tippet help

Guys, how do i use my tippet, my leader has gotten down to around 7ft. and i'm supposed to use the tippet, but how?
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:57 PM
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Simply add another 2ft or so of tippet material to the end of your existing leader.

Connect it using a blood knot or a surgeon's knot. That's all there is to it!
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:18 AM
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ok, cool. ty
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:08 PM
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cool, um, i was looking on the enternet, and stumbled across an img. showing that you connect your leader to your fly line, with a nail knot.... i always used the 'Loop-to-Loop Connection' so i could remove the leader every time i was done... Should i use the nail knot. I always found it annoying to remove the leader every time (i only did this because the Orvis guy i bought the stuff from told me this), but does it make a difference?
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:35 PM
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There's no need to remove your leader after each use. Just reel it up on your spool with your line.

I prefer to attach 12-18" of butt material to the tip of the flyline and then attache the tapered leader to it using a blood knot. I don't care much for loops for attaching leaders, but they do make things easy.
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:44 AM
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Hi Garrett

The nylon loop to loop conector is very convenient but not great for floating lines since it tends to trap water and micro algae and sinks the tip of the line.Here is what I do.Take a 1x or larger mono leader and attach it to your fly line using a nail knot or nailess nail knot (much easier but needs a special tool to do) then tie a perfection loop in the leader about 3 inches down from the nail knot and trim the excess and voila' a water resistant loop to loop connector (mono will eventually absorb a little water) that helps to turn over the fly as well

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Old 02-17-2006, 02:48 PM
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Ty cuttbow, it took my FOREVER but I finally got it right, lol. It brings up another question though. When i real up my tippet/leader with no fly, it just goes in my real, is there any trick, so when i role it up, i dont lose my tippet end in my fly line, like so it doesn't get burried.
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