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Post by Graeme H » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:02 am

So can we add "watching grass dry before smoking it" to the experimental observations? :pirate:
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Post by piffilus » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:48 pm

That's right. Just be patient!

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:47 pm

Just to add, the last Hird Leader I made seems perfect for Gourami on the 6WT. I think I went 80, 60, 40 with the 40 being the shortest length. I’ll measure it up properly when I’m back because I’m very happy with the turnover (it turns over a long tippet). I think it will be worth keeping a record of these leaders.

I’ve also got a short sinking line braid but I don’t have any results with that one yet.

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Post by Graeme H » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:13 pm

Cool.

I read a post you had on FB last night about finding black waxed braid as tippet. It occurred to me that you could run a black marker over pre-looped braid tippets and dip them in the elixir. Squeeze out the excess, hang them to dry for a few weeks and you'll have "waxed tippets" ready to go. Worth a shot.

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Post by Graeme H » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:55 am

Paul Arden wrote:Just to add, the last Hird Leader I made seems perfect for Gourami on the 6WT. I think I went 80, 60, 40 with the 40 being the shortest length.
I believe we could make a similar leader even more quickly by going 80-60-(single layer 60) with a short loop on the end. I haven't tried it, but it should work.

I’ll measure it up properly when I’m back because I’m very happy with the turnover (it turns over a long tippet). I think it will be worth keeping a record of these leaders.
Agreed. They last such a long time that I forget what has worked for me in the past when I need to make a new one. Having record to refer to makes sense.

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Post by Paul Arden » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:11 pm

That’s interesting. I thought about that a couple of days ago too, Graeme. I’m not sure how it would knot to fly or still slow the fly to float afterwards but it’s certainly something I shall try.

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:07 am

Two more on the hanger.
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Post by Graeme H » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:13 pm

Love it! :)
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