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Todd Oishi

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Re: Tapered leaders
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2012, 04:50:14 PM »

I personally recommend losing the swivels altogether and using tungsten beads instead to help get your fly down into the zone at a faster rate (improves strike detection and eliminates the "hinging effect" as well). I also tie my own tapered leaders (have had bad store-boughten leaders from time to time), and tend to use straight, level diameter fluorocarbon when designing a leader for chironomid fishing or other methods that involve a static presentation under a strike indicator.

That being said; I never use a tapered leader when fishing subsurface (even when fishing in areas of the world that allow dropper flies)...
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 04:51:57 PM by Tyson »

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Re: Tapered leaders
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2012, 05:31:02 PM »

Tyson what combination and lengths do you use when tying your own fluorocarbon leaders?