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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Switch Rod Leaders

What's the general rule in leaders for switch rods, type and length? If it matters, I am using a scandi head. Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 08:24 PM
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Just my .02 cents.

Personal opin here only.

Straight dry line=9' (with a two fly rig you'll get to 11)

Scandi head=3-4 foot and a lightly weighted fly.

Skagit=2-3 foot with 'what-ever.'


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Hi Leo

General use for me [11'6" rods] is a 10' Airflo Poly, Hover or Intermediate, and 4' of tippit.

Also 12' mono or hand tapered flouro.


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I think Shotgunner's nailed it.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a bunch. I guess I have been paying attention over the years. That's exactly what I was thinking.
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Depends. For floating line work, the length of the rod. For Scandi that is lengthened with mono leaders to get a little more stick.

For sinking line work, 3-5 feet of mono off the end of the tip.

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