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Re: Leaders for Nymphing
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Like this....

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Posted on: 2010/6/29 8:03


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Man there's a lot of good input on this subject. I love the pictures and advice afishinado. I never thought about the tapered leader having so much of an effect on drag. I knew the water on top was faster than the water on the bottom but that's about it. I overheard someone in a fly shop telling a guy to use 4' of 5x tippet to help the nymphs sink faster but didn't think about the drag. I've been trying to use a chech nymphing approach more because I don't like to use indicators but I just came accross one called a "fish pimp" that's super easy to put on and adjust and it even casts well. That little tidbit about "checking" the indicator that pcray explained sounds like a winner. I just hope I remember to try it out the next time I'm on the water.

Posted on: 2010/8/7 0:19
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Would a "reverse" taper add any benefit? Since we are not worried about turning over lead, indi, flies when lobbing high stick style, would using a reverse taper help counter act the flow differences in the water column? My initial thought is that it would make a difference, however there has to be a reason people have not recommended doing so.

Posted on: 2010/8/9 19:00


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afish, that is some true MS Paint mastery! :)

Love the diagram and input on the subject though, keep up the good work. I'm learning so much I hope I still have room for Calc. in a couple of week.

Posted on: 2010/8/16 17:38


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I was using this as a reference point for someone and wanted to point out that in afishinado's pictures that I believe he is specifically trying to point out not having the larger, varying diameter below the indicator. Otherwise, "NOT this" photo demonstrates better nymphing techniques, i.e. much less leader butt on the water, much better contact with the rig resulting in better feel, longer leader/tippet, lead to get the fly down, etc. The "This" photo is simply going float through the mid to upper water column depending upon flow.

Posted on: 2010/11/15 12:22


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Explanation with illustrations:

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Posted on: 2010/11/15 13:00


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Tapered leaders and nymphing: just say NO!

Posted on: 2010/11/15 13:52


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Quote:

jayL wrote:
Tapered leaders and nymphing: just say NO!


Tapered leaders and all application: just say NO!

Posted on: 2010/11/15 14:47


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They are pretty necessary for dry fly fishing IMO.

Posted on: 2010/11/15 14:48


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I always had really nasty memory problems with them. I started furling my own and had better results.

Posted on: 2010/11/15 15:00


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Ah, ok. A furled leader is a type of tapered leader, so that covers that. I use hand tied tapered leaders, as well as furled leaders. It depends on what I'm doing.

Straight tippet and amnesia or a furled leader butt for nymphing.

Posted on: 2010/11/15 15:13


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Sorry, when I think of 'tapered leaders' I think of the single extruded piece of mono stuff that the over charge you for at the fly shop.

Posted on: 2010/11/15 16:08


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I tie my own leaders useing the formulas in Joe Humphrey's books. They work well. In his video on nymphing he is constantly changing position of split shot/adding or taking off split shot and changing length of leader and/or leader itself as he moves up the stream...very effective but I'm too lazy for most of that. Lots of good info here that I will try next time out,especially the part of keeping the indy away from the heavy butt section.

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you can use a tapered leader just don't put it under water ...works wonderfull , attach sighter or indi then streight fluor tippet , benefits of turning over with NO drag ....

Posted on: 2011/1/15 23:24


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I don't get why tapered leaders are bad for nymphing, I mean I get drag will affect it, but if you highstick does it really matter?

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