Fly line and leader question

brandon4455

brandon4455

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i know this is a begginer question and i should know this by now but,, when you tie your leader to your line do you tie anything to your leader or just a fly? because all i ordered was steelhead leaders with my pre spooled 8wt and i wanted to know if i missed anything..

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I always add a length of tippet material to the end of the leader. This means that when i am changing flies, or losing them in trees, i lose a small amount off the tippet and not from the leader. The tippet gets replaced each outing to keep it fresh. I mostly match the tippet to the water, etc, not the leader.
 
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I always add a length of tippet material to the end of the leader. This means that when i am changing flies, or losing them in trees, i lose a small amount off the tippet and not from the leader. The tippet gets replaced each outing to keep it fresh. I mostly match the tippet to the water, etc, not the leader.

thanks growbug




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I tie directly ti the tapered leader. I dont like to many knots in my rigs
 
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mlw

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If you are using a sink tip of some sort, a tapered leader is not needed, just loop or tie on a short length of 8-12 lb mono.
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