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Offline kreekKid

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Heavy Leader
« on: February 15, 2017, 02:30:55 PM »
What is a good leader formula for turning over heavy and large flies?

Online Rick Z

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 03:53:39 PM »
I like furled leaders to help turn over flies. I especially like 5 ft long furled leaders.
I know of two folks making them.

Rick

Offline kreekKid

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 05:47:58 PM »
Do you purchase these online, and if so where?

Online Rick Z

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 09:32:47 AM »
Chuck Alexander at flyfishingandflytyingforpanfish.com     ChcukAlexander@centurylink.net

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Offline kreekKid

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 12:06:43 PM »
Thanks ill give the furled leaders a go!

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Offline Mike Herbster

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 12:11:16 PM »
You can hand twist a 6 to 7 foot two step leader out of 21 to 22 feet of mono. Its easy and you can adjust the but section to the length that works for you .  just search hand twisted leaders.

Offline qualey99

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 08:08:38 AM »
As Mike stated above, a hand twisted leader works great with heavy flies. I've been using them for 10 years for bass, strippers, and red fish throwing heavy clousers as well as big poppers.  I usually make 5 or 6 at a time while watching TV. If you use 12 lb mono, you will have a 48 lb butt section, and a 24 lb mid section.  You can then use a Tippett section of 10, 12, 14, or 16 lb depending on water clarity, species targeted, or structure.
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Offline kreekKid

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 01:40:53 PM »
I'm giving all of these a try by the way :wink-new:

Offline Troutman

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 04:13:30 PM »
I still hand tie my bass leaders with mono. 5 pieces. 30lb- 20lb- 15lb - tippet ring, and then 2-3 ft of 12 or 10 lb test tippet to make an 8 ft leader. I use Maxima ultragreen and coat each blood knot and the perfection loop knot with Loon uv knot sense. I find this works great for my topwater flies,  turns over nicely, and little surface slap. I can get you the exact measurements if needed.

Offline kreekKid

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 05:21:27 PM »
Could you please? :thumbup:

Offline Linecaster43

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2017, 09:22:26 PM »
Short hand twisted 12 lb mono or with flouro if you like add tippet.

Offline Troutman

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Re: Heavy Leader
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2017, 04:50:49 PM »
Could you please? :thumbup:

I use Maxima Ultragreen because it is fairly stiff but still supple. Good knot strength. This is my normal bass top water leader. I use a straight level length of 12 lb fluorocarbon line for streamers.

33"- 30lb
21"- 20lb
12"- 15lb
Tippet ring -5/64"- 2.0 mm
30"- 10 or 12 lb
8 ft leader

Use Loon UV knot sense to coat all knots for smoothness.
Change tippet section as needed

Perfection loop to blood knot connections to improved clinch to tippet ring. = 5.5ft
2.5ft tippet  to non-slip loop knot to popper

I like this because you do not have coat the leader with musclin dressing to keep it floating.