Fishing Tip: simplify your fly fishing leaders

February 10, 2009 by admin - No Comments

Descending leaders are wonderful when tied correctly, and a well-crafted one will turn over beautifully. But tying a leader that features differing line weights in various lengths can be a time-consuming and even frustrating process. If you’re just concerned with catching fish – instead of setting records or pitching perfect casts – skip the complicated knots and mathematical calculations. In the shallow salt, use an eight to 12-foot section of straight 20-30 lb. leader and you’ll catch plenty of fish. I realize that purists will gasp at this suggestion…and that’s half the fun.