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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2001, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: RobjonDate: 9/5/2001 6:48 PM
I was reading through some of the discussions regarding leadres and I think it might have been Kush who mentioned certain knots holding better than others. I was wondering if I am remembering correctly that he found the albright to hold the best. I can't seem to re-find the
discussion and I just bought a couple of these leaders. Thanks
Rob
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: kushDate: 9/5/2001 10:17 PM

Rob,

I remember the discussion, I was having trouble with the core mono of the polyleader breaking when attached to 15lb Maxima material.  Finally I found that clipping the exposed core off and using an Albright directly onto the coated section worked well.

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Again scratch my head on my second single malt. Thought the general opinion was to stick with 10 # leader material. I've been sticking with this and no "problemo" to date. Have had fish straighten out the hook (up to 6's) but no breakage just using a loop to loop or a barrel knot.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 9/6/2001 1:51 AM
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I've snipped the tip off a Rio 8-9 mid-spey for my 9140-4 and mated one to the other and it casts very well. Even using a two fly set up of 'brick'and 12 to 8 size hook as the trailer.
 
Good news is they're cutting the Rogue flow from 1800n cfs to 1000 to 1200 (no one will tell me exactly) so it's dry line and long leader time again on the Rogue.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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If you get the Airflo Saltwater or maybe they are called Tarpon (I forget) poly leaders, they have a core of 20 or 25 lb mono. If anyone finds a reliable source for the Loop poly leaders, I sure would like to know about it.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: kushDate: 9/6/2001 11:21 PM

Fred,

If I stuck to 10lb tippet let alone butt material I would be in way over my head with a Thompson screamer or some big spring fish in the Squamish/Skagit/Sauk/Skykomish rivers.  15lb MAXIMA tippet is my normal on the "T".  The set-up I prefer is a  bit of a taper from the polyleader - usually just one stepdown in breaking strength.

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