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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-02-2005, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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rod, line and leader color

When I teach I use a light colored rod (yellow or white) and a bright line (white, yellow or orange) so that clients can easily see what's happening. I hadn't given any thought to the leader until the Sandy Clave when I noticed that some THCI candidates were using bright orange leader material so that things like the anchor point and leader turnover were more easily seen. A great idea!



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Good point, and is actually mentioned in FFF web site (for single hand test).

(http://www.fedflyfishers.org/certified.php#masters)

"14.) Not all candidates had lines which were readily visible. That resulted in the need to repeat some casts, which could have been avoided."
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Cool Rod, Line and Leader

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That Yellow leader that Klem was using during his test is Dupont's Stren. I bought several 600 yard spools,15#, 20#, 25#, 30#, and 40# so I could make tapered leaders for Steelhead. They also make good running lines for Shooting Heads.
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I like Steve Choates idea of making his spey line into a zebra line, really shows what the line is doing!

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Bruce,
How does Steve accomplish that?
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Bruce,
How does Steve accomplish that?
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I don't know what Steve does, but the word "Sharpie" comes to mind... just go to any office supply store and ask for "the pen college students draw on their passed out friends with"

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Sharpie is the word!
He marks his line in one foot increments, ie. one foot line one foot marked etc.

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We have used Red And Green Amnesia Shooting line for leaders in the grass and like to use them when doing demo for students. Provides the needed color for filming.

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Wink Lines and Leaders

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I want to use Amnesia for leaders and running lines but I
never seem to remember.
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Two-tone lines

I don't know how Steve Choate does it, but I've dyed some lines - for camoflauge purposes, not to measure distances - by coiling the line then dipping half the circumference of the coils in Rit dye of one color, then heating another batch in another color and dipping the other half. Gray and green makes a line that's easy to follow, and that hopefully looks like part of the surface chop from below.
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