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Leaders for students

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:51 pm
by nicholasfmoore
Hi all,

I was wondering what leader configurations you use when teaching students? I know that a poor leader design can cause wind knots even if people are throwing (what seem) wide loops. I currently use a Rio 9' tapered leader and about 4' of 10 odd pound tippet for practicing, and a bit of glow bug yarn that is about as big as my thumb nail :D

Thanks!

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:12 pm
by Paul Arden
That works for me!

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:08 pm
by nicholasfmoore
Thanks Paul!

All the best

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:43 am
by Viking Lars
I use a 9' 0X leader and don't add any tippet.

Lars

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:32 pm
by Lasse Karlsson
I make them with cheap nylon, 0,5 0,4 and 0,3 mm and go by the 40/30/30 or 60/20/20 formular. And then a piece of fluff at the end. 9-10 feet normally.

Cheers
Lasse

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:00 pm
by easterncaster
I use RIO Powerflex Trout leaders: 3-pack, knotless tapered 7.5 or 9', 1x or 2x. Change out tippet when needed. Hot pink yarn for fly.

Happy Spring!
Craig

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:47 am
by Boisker
Pretty much the same as Lasse, although I usually use 5 diameters.. I use Maxima chameleon

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:57 pm
by nicholasfmoore
Thanks all! Interesting to see what everyone uses:D I used to use the powerflex plus, that gets very expensive....

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:42 pm
by Paul Arden
Funny if I google “Memento Piscantur Saepe” this post comes up second. Is that the same for everyone? Just thinking about the Google algorithms here :cool:

Re: Leaders for students

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:03 pm
by nicholasfmoore
Paul Arden wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:42 pm
Funny if I google “Memento Piscantur Saepe” this post comes up second. Is that the same for everyone? Just thinking about the Google algorithms here :cool:
So it does! That's hilarious, all my posts seem to as well. :) nothing like a bit of funny Latin to brighten ones day. :laugh:

All the best