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Leaders for students

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Leaders for students

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:51 pm

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

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Post by Paul Arden » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:12 pm

That works for me!
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Post by nicholasfmoore » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:08 pm

Thanks Paul!

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Post by Viking Lars » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:43 am

I use a 9' 0X leader and don't add any tippet.

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:32 pm

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.

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Post by easterncaster » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:00 pm

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.

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Post by Boisker » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:47 am

Pretty much the same as Lasse, although I usually use 5 diameters.. I use Maxima chameleon

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:57 pm

Thanks all! Interesting to see what everyone uses:D I used to use the powerflex plus, that gets very expensive....
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Post by Paul Arden » 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:
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Post by nicholasfmoore » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:03 pm

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:

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