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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-2001, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was just wondering what kind of leader lengths work for you guys?  Leaders on a sink tip and floating lines.   I know some lengths cast better than they fish so which ones fish best and which ones cast best?
 
 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-2001, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Floating lines:14-17'
Lighter tips:5-7'
Dredging:3-5'

Interested to hear what others use. The most successful rod I know uses 20' on a dry line.Brian
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2001, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: HansDate: 4/20/2001 6:37 PM
Hi, for my underhand-casting my leaderlength is at leat 20 ft, on a floating line. It depends on the size of fly. The bigger the fly, the shorter the leader.
For singles smaller than # 6 the lenght of the leader can be up to 23 ft.
From Hollandm, Hans.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2001, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 4/25/2001 5:26 AM
My preferred leader length(s) pretty much overlay Whistlers. I may shorten up to 'rod length' if I'm using two or more heavy flys. But other than this (for me) I find that once I go over17 feet, even with a 15 foot rod, I'm loosing control.
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