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Marking the leader

2007/4/25 10:02
Posts: 6022
Anybody out there mark the 30 feet mark on their fly line?

I was told about this when talking to a fly shop in Florida. The 30 feet mark- marks where the heavier weight taper ends. Is that right?

Anyway- the point was so you know where that part of the line is and can making casting a little faster with less false casting. I think I had plans to mark that spot on my line but have forgotten to do so.

Any remarks?

Posted on: 2009/3/10 11:24
I flyfish because I enjoy it.

Re: Marking the leader

2006/9/10 21:53
From Greensburg, PA
Posts: 13545
I usually think I can feel that difference but it couldn't be as accurate as if it were visual.

Posted on: 2009/3/10 11:43

Re: Marking the leader
2006/9/11 8:26
From Chester County
Posts: 9836

The first 30' of flyline is used as the benchmark for measuring the weight of the line - 5wt 140gr, 4wt 120gr, etc. It is not necessary the length of the taper, which is where on a WF line it tapers down to running line. For example, I use Wulff Trianagle taper for most of my trout lines, and I believe the front taper is 38'.

As far as marking the line, I really see no value. I make casts at varied distances and the mark has little value. Further, I can feel the taper change with my hand while casting and wouldn't think of looking for a mark to find that point. HTH

Posted on: 2009/3/10 11:51

Re: Marking the leader

2007/7/2 19:40
Posts: 15788
sinking lines can be had with different color head and running line and it makes a great difference for long casts to have the rod loaded properly.You can notice as much as a foot difference.Floating lines and stream fishing how much farther you going to cast usually?

Posted on: 2009/3/10 12:03
lurking like a barracuda or a toad fish

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