Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Deschutes, Ronde, Snake, Walla Walla
Leaders for Polytips
For a sinking poly leader, like a sinkd tip, you do not need a long leader. I would place a loop in the poly leader, then attach a "tippet" to the poly leader with a loop in the tippet. I would use a diameter silghtly less than the core of the polyleader and probably another piece the diameter I wanted to use to attache the fly (Loop 15# maxima to the poly leader and use a double surgeons to attach 10# maxima to attach the fly.)
The tips, and poly leaders produce more "stick" so you do not need as long a leader. I would use a longer leader for the intermediate polyleader.
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