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Old 05-19-2002, 07:59 AM
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Leader Question

I have a question about knotless leaders.

If you buy a 10' 16# knotless tapered leader how long is the tippet class? In other words how far up the leader does the 16# class tippet go?

Does the length of tippet class change as you change leader lengths? I.e A 7'6" 8# leader, how long is the class tippet?

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Old 05-19-2002, 08:07 AM
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I myself am not sure on knotless... If you are buying and IGFA certified leader I thing it would have to be a minimim lenght.. I don't have my handbook in front of me but I think 12 inches.. I will check.. so I would think it would be longer in the package to allow for chganging of flys and cut offs... For salt water.. all I do is have a spool of flourocabon and tye the mono on a short 30 or 40 pound butt loop (about 12 inches more or less) then 6 feet of leader or total tippet ... so as I change flys or have any break offs I can work it down to ..say 4 feet. If on the flats I will tye it longer.
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Old 05-19-2002, 08:40 AM
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If you look, you can see how long it is. Usually about 2 feet.
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Old 05-19-2002, 01:46 PM
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2 ft is about right although I dont trust the stuff that comes out of the packet. I had a mega striper wear right through the tippet a couple of years back. I cut off the tippet back into the taper slightly and make a loop. Then loop-to-loop tippet of flurocarbon.

I'm getting very keen on this combo since the tapers last a long time (good thing - they're not cheap) and I'm using a smaller quantity of expensive fluro
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What strength shock tippet does anyone use for stripers? I have used 30 lb. mono, but will probably switch over to fluoro this season. Also, for most 9-wt. applications, what's the lowest tippet strength anyone consistently uses? 12-lb. fluoro is the lowest I've personally gone. TIA...

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Old 06-01-2002, 05:39 PM
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I have never used a shock tippet for stripers...just the leader setup I use... 12 pounds is the lightest I go... 20 is the highest.. If I know I will be fishing from a boat or in heavy current or rips I will have a bimini tied to the butt.. about 2 feet...then the tippet. Stripers don't jump and there is usually little "sharp" structure around... Line might get stuck under a scale and cut..but leaving no slack in the line as you play the fish would minimize that.... American wire for Blues or I have some flies in my box tied like tarpon flys.. so I can switch if blues are in the area and have a 2 inch bite guard .. with most of the fly tied in at the bend of the hook leaving the shank free.

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Yes, I've tied a few flies for blues in that same fashion. I've been using Tiemco 9394 for those patterns, and although the largest size they offer is a 2 they still seem to work quite well.
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