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Anyone got a recipe for a working grass leader that they would care to share.
 

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I use a grass leader @10ft - 12ft long made of 30# Maxima Chameleon. There's a blood knot every 1ft - 1-1/2ft or so, and the tag ends of the blood knots are left long (about an inch or so). With a yarn fly on the end it works great. You'll need to adjust your timing a little (or a lot depending on the cast) but grass leaders are really useful if you can't get near the water.
 

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Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
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That grass line Ed Ward had was pretty awesome at the Sandy R. clave... wish I could cast like that on the water! :p
 

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The object of a grass leader is to momentarily grab the grass, providing enough resistance to approximate line-stick in water, right? Thinking outside the box, couldn't the same effect be produced by any number of objects at the end of a normal leader, of the right texture/weight/air resistance? Although I haven't tried them, how about a hair curler? A perferated whiffle-ball?...:confused:
 
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