Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:31 pm
I've been thinking about tying my own leaders. Does anyone here make their own and what is their favorite formula for Dry fly fishing? Thanks John
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So Ted... I've been married for 49 years and my wife is a true SAINT, going directly to heaven after she passes, having put up with me all these years...ted patlen wrote: ↑Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:50 pmhey ed...you and anyone else can question me...I'm used to it being married for 45 years...
You did say that you like the 60 - 20 - 20 formula and I kinda think of that. I don't make my own leaders because I dislike all the knots but still carry 0 through 8 x tippets to rebuild.
I guess my tippet section for dries will be much more than 20%. ...so too guess lets say 60-10-30. I like lllooonnnggg tippets. like you said it makes the fly float more like the natural
it is still up to you but many of my friends as well as myself say that the longest and finest you can handle...I also , like rich (squish) start with a 12 footer in a 4x then add to the end. about 4' to 5' of 5x for that #14 is a good starting point. the Battenkill and the West are similar.