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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Originator: Rick JDate: 1/28/2002 12:50 AM
I have not tried the Airflo sinking leaders but am interested.  Do they come with a loop connection?  I assume you tie a tippet to the end of them? With a surgeons knot?  What is the tip X designation?  How does the extra fast 10 leader compare with a 10' sink tip for getting down?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 1/28/2002 1:01 AM
Rick, if you're asking about their tungsten imprg. 'short' heads they sink like a rock. The 'head' has loops on both ends; however, I've had the leader end break off twice now and 'fixed' by just nail-knoting a new butt section to the darn thing. Easy to do but still surprising as the interior material can't be that strong.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-28-2002, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Originator: J.R. SPEYDate: 1/28/2002 5:01 AM
I assume you're talking about the Polyleaders. They come with a loop at the butt end, but not at the tippet end. The version put out by Loop, which is made by Air Flo, has loops at both ends. I feel the Polyleaders come pretty close to sinking as quickly as a comparable interchangeable tip. The tips are density compensated, however (or usually are). Air Flo's version comes in 8lb, 12lb, 24lb, and 40lb, though the 40lb. only comes in a few sinking rates. They are worth having and using, though I doubt they will last as long as an interchangeable tip. It's about all I use any more.Õ
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