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Re: Tippet twist
From Pretty much everywhere at some point, Thorndale today.
For thos of you who use nail knots. How do you switch leaders while fishing.
Interchangable butt sections. Nail knot a butt section to the line. Blood knot leader to that. When you change leaders, cut at the blood knot, retie new leader on. Yeah, the butt progressively gets a little shorter. I add lengths as needed. So if it shortened by a foot, then add a little over a foot of the same diameter, and start working backwards again. It's one extra knot in the leader. No big deal.
One nail knot usually lasts me more than a season. Of course, if you change the fly line, you gotta replace it.
Maurice, that's MUCH, MUCH finer tippet than the "standard" I learned, which was divide fly size by 4 and add 1 to get the "standard" tippet size.
8 - 3x
10 - 3x and 4x tweener
12 - 4x
14 - 4x and 5x tweener
16 - 5x
18 - 5x and 6x tweener
20 - 6x
Theoretically, then, a 24 would be 7x. But I generally fish 24's on 6x as well, and I don't usually fish anything smaller than that. I once experimented with 28's and 30's, and did use 7x, but it's certainly not something that happens often.
Posted on: 6/4 12:31
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