Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Swingin' in the rain
Well, I figure we might as well take full advantage of the WEALTH of knowledge on the subject of Skagit casts and equipment. Thanks to all who have been so willing to share what they have learned, you have added richly to these discussions.
Well, the casts, lines, and appropriate rods have been very well explained, but I am curious about the choice for leaders, especially for fishing floating tips.
I am pretty anal about my leaders, as to me, they make a HUGE difference in how effectively I am fishing. When they turn over well, the fly is under tension and doing its thing right away. When the leader fails to properly turn over, the swing isn't swinging until that whole mess gets a chance to staighten out, and that can mean missed fish. Watching your fly land on top of the tip of your fly line, after the line forms a nice tight loop, casting into a stiff breeze, is rather annoying.
So in thinking about this, it would seem that with a sustained anchor type of cast, a long leader would be unnecessary, but maybe I am missing something. Well, that should do, thanks in advance.