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Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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If the majority of your leader is subsurface then yes drag will affect it and trout will notice it.

Posted on: 2011/1/16 15:29
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Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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delfam wrote:
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?


In that situation, the fattest part of the leader is in the heaviest current, which is at the surface. There will be drag.

Posted on: 2011/1/16 23:44


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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delfam wrote:
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?


In that situation, the fattest part of the leader is in the heaviest current, which is at the surface. There will be drag.


A thick butt can also be a hinderance if you are keeping a tight line. Any kink or coil will interfere with the contact between you and the fly/weight.

I go no heavier than 10lb test for any section of my high sticking leaders, and usually only for the short sighter section at the butt. 8lb and lighter for the rest. (I use Stren for the mid and butt sections and I don't know the diameter off-hand. Tippet section is usually 4x or smaller.)

Kev

Posted on: 2011/1/17 6:57


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Dale49........Bob Clouser gave me this formula when i used to live down east. 15" of .017 , 13" of .015 , 11" of .010 , 10" of .009 , 10" of .008 , and 20"-24" of .005 MAXIMA leader material. The rest of these folks think i'm nuts but in the summer when it gets skinny , you can add a strip of 8x and a strip of 10x for a mean brookie leader. Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!!

Posted on: 2011/1/22 10:01


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Osprey i believe i read in one of your posts that you are an amputee ..are you an AK or a BK ..just curious as I am a high AK and have been for 30 years thanks to a drunk driver.

Posted on: 2011/1/22 10:39
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Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Osprey,

Thanks for the formula. I haven't gotten into building my own leaders yet. I'm a pretty decent fly fisherman but a lousy knot tyer, I just don't practice. Used to use a blood knot tool to add tippet to leader and it took forever. I now use a double and triple surgeons knot and it's so much easier.

A question to all who make their own leaders - can you use a surgeon's knot to build a leader as opposed to a blood knot?

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Dale

Posted on: 2011/1/22 16:01


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Yeah, you can use surgeon's knots.

Osprey,
8-10x for brookies?

I use 0-3x with no issues. They aren't line shy, imo.

Posted on: 2011/1/22 16:26


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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wow i didn't know they made 8 & 10 x .....lol for a simple nymph leader if you aren't gonna be switching it up , is like 10 ' of 20-25 maxima cham - 12" amnesia -tippet ring - 4-6' of 4 lb fluoro

Posted on: 2011/1/22 16:38


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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JayL.........YEP the ones in the ditch , the bigger ones , were very VERY leader shy. I use George Harveys tight brush formula for the natives out west here , they aren't shy of anything except shadows. The bigger ones in the ditch used to follow and bump sometimes for 20' it could drive ya nuts , add a strip of 8x or 10x for those now without even trying heavier , it's probably the pressure they get there , they've seen it all. Hopdemon......i'm an LBK , got about 10" stump , do good with prosthesis , do you wear one or hop? troutslammer.......8x is two pound test , 10x is one pound test in Maxima.

Posted on: 2011/1/23 9:53


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Understood. I thought you were talking about typical freestone brook trout fishing.

Posted on: 2011/1/23 10:01


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Osprey, I'm a hopper..I have a prosthesis but it has a tendency to pop off when i sweat and im a hard core sweater. I use my wading crutches ,but I've pretty much fallen into every stream in central Pa ,not to bad in hot weather but a be-atch in the spring or fall.I only have about a 4 inch stump so its hard to even get a leg that fits well so Im pretty much a crutcher all the time.Only ever had one that fit right and that was bulit in California back in the 80"s,still I havent let it stop me from fishing..my fishing buddy is 6'6' so i have someone to haul me out when I go down.

Posted on: 2011/1/23 10:44
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Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Hop.........i see you're from Hershey , do you ever go to Clarks Creek they have a nice dis-abled section i'll go there when i get back down that way , right by the Stackpole hatchery. It sounds to me like you don't need a dis-abled section though. I get around ok but i fall too , couple close ones on the rocks and mud is brand new.

Posted on: 2011/1/23 11:13


Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Yep ...I hit Carks every year but I usually fish the special reg section I've tried the handicapped section but thats usually when im feeling lazy.I fish the Quitty,Manada,and the streams out at IGMR since their only a short drive from home.Clarks and Wicconisco are usually an all day trip as are the streams around Carlisle but we do fish all around the state.Sometimes it just takes a bit longer for me to get into a spot,but having a6'6" trailbreaker is a big help.I also fish Lititz weekly as they have a nice ly mowed path to crutch on

Posted on: 2011/1/23 11:26
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Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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Dale 49, you can use the surgeon's knot but the leader will not be completely straight that's why the blood knot is preferred. The surgeons knot offsets the two connecting pieces just a little.

Posted on: 2011/1/23 19:54
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Re: Leaders for Nymphing

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WildTiger is right about the surgeons loops , just practice a little and you'll tie a blood knot in no time at all.

Posted on: 2011/1/24 11:52



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