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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2000, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: RobDate: 5/17/2000 1:40 AM

 I just made myself a grass casting leader out of 30# amnesia shooting line . i  blood knotted it together every 3-4 inches and have not  cut the  tag  ends  yet. Does  anyone  know how long the leader  should be to  work properly?  and how short  should i  cut the  tag  ends???

thanks in advance

Rob

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2000, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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What kind of grass do you have?  How long is it, has it been mowed recently?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2000, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: speybumDate: 5/18/2000 6:35 PM

Make you bitter ends about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.

The  lenght is not as important how stiff the leader material is.

At the casting games we have been using the glow Maxima

in 30 or 45 lb.

 Make your leader about 10 feet long with no butt attaching it  right to the fly line.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-11-2000, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: DanaDate: 8/11/2000 7:29 AM

Kush and I spent the afternoon putting his version of the grass leader through its paces at a field in Birch Bay. This is the first time I've used one of these, and was very impressed with the results. Timing on some casts needed to be adjusted to allow for the leader to "anchor" (snap-T, circle cast, and snake roll in particular), but otherwise was surprisingly similar to the real thing. Consistent casts at all ranges (@40'-130'+) were achievable.

Kush's leader is @15' long, constructed of relatively heavy Maxima, and tapered. Blood knot tag ends are 1"-2" long, spaced @1/1/2'-2' apart. Leader worked well for all of the standard Spey casts, as well as Grant Switch and Underhand.

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