how long a leader should one use with a spey rod . should it be as long as the rod, or dose it really matter.
Are your shooting head leaders made of mono , or are they a combination of a poly-leader and long mono tippet ?McIntyre said:For floating lines I like to use 14'- 20' for spey lines and above 20' for scandinavian shooting heads. The advantage on long leaders on the shooting heads was something I was not aware of before I met Gøran Andersson and tried his equipment with a 11,6 m shooting head and a 7 m leader. This give much smoother tournover on delicate fishing with floating lines, but the flyline has to be constructed to allow such a long leader, which many of my earlier lines was not..
Mono only. But a good long butt section is necessary to allow tournover on bigger flies.foamyboatman said:Are your shooting head leaders made of mono , or are they a combination of a poly-leader and long mono tippet ?