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Author:  Peter010786 [ June 7th, 2017, 7:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Leaders

I need to tie a leader for my 8wt intermediate line, anyone have a formula? Not sure if it's best to go long like I would with a floating line or short like a sinking line, or somewhere in between.


Author:  Bridog [ June 8th, 2017, 8:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Leaders

I use 2 feet of 30 lb mono, 2 feet of 25 lb mono, then 3 feet of 15 lb....seems to work pretty well for me.

I think its hard to go wrong as long as you keep things relatively short.

I don't buy Flourocarbon for my saltwater fishing.


Author:  Peter010786 [ June 9th, 2017, 11:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Leaders

Thanks, I'll have to pick up some 30 pound and try it. Last year I almost exclusively used a sink tip with 36" of straight 15 pound, but knew I'd need a tapered one for the intermediate.


Author:  Theflyguy [ June 16th, 2017, 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Leaders

I start with a piece of 40 lb and tie down from there. Intermediate and floating I tend to go longer 7.5+ for intermediate and I do 11 or so with floater as I use a switch rod from shore so what I was told was tie a leader the length of your rod. I was landing 30 inch+ fish with a 11 ft leader tied down to 10 lb fishing a floater using gurglers then switched to big streamers but cut the leader back to the 15 lb section bringing me down to a 9.5 ft leader to turn over the bigger streamer I was using better. Sink tiles just use 3-4 ft of 20-15 lb for my intermediate I generally do the same converted to a 7.5 ish size leader

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