I found that to be true years ago when I tried 30lb hard Mason as a butt section to turn over deer hair bass bugs. It's just too much.t_richerzhagen said:Would you want to use 50# Maxima? The line and leader but should have similar resistance to bending to get good energy transfer. I think you would be building in a hinge by using 50#.
The thicker dia stuff doesn't sink as well as the thiner stuff. Some people just use striaght 12 or 15lb Maxima clear for wet fly work. It may not transfer energy quite as well as a tapered leader, but it offers less resistance to the fly as it sinks. Keep in mind that for the fly to sink, it has to pull the leader down with it.:saeek:Lee B said:Good advice - thanks. I'm plannig to use these leaders on a Windcutter 10/11/12 Floating line, for fishing both large dries and wet flies.