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Post Posted: 04:38pm - Mar 30,13 
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It's been many years since I've been out, and I'd like to get back in. What is the difference in performance between using regular mono for a leader, or actual leader material?

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Post Posted: 07:51pm - Mar 30,13 
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I buy good stuff for small trout fishing.

Bass and pans get whatever mono I have.

Tippit spools are nice and small and fit in the vest.

I pretie perfection loops in set lengths of mono and put it in a small plastic bag, like the tapered leaders they sell.

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Post Posted: 12:00am - Mar 31,13 
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@BigDub... There is no difference in the material. A tapered leader might help your dry fly casting and presentation, but honestly... it doesn't matter too much.

@Tatortot... good call. I do the same thing but never buy leader material. I make all of my own and rarely buy tippet material except for small trout as well.

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Post Posted: 07:37am - Mar 31,13 
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for bass i tieon some 12lbs mono or whatever i have i have even tried braided line

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Post Posted: 07:44am - Mar 31,13 
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Braid works great for topwater.

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Post Posted: 07:02pm - Mar 31,13 
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What I do is I buy one leader just for the package, and then I will make two more leaders with the same tippet size and put them into the correct package. I buy the tippet spools because of how compact they are and they fit in my vest very well. Hope this will help you out.


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Post Posted: 07:11pm - Mar 31,13 
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There are different qualities to different lines. Some float, some sink, some are stiff others are limp. Some have great strength with low diameter. One line will lose 85% of its breaking strength with the slightest abrasion while other lines can get run through a garbage disposal and retain almost all of their strength. All have their place and applications. I'd suggest reading up a little and talking to guys at the shops about what what. With all that said, its just fishing use what you have and figure it out as you go.

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Post Posted: 10:02pm - Mar 31,13 
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If you can figure out how to furl mono or flourocarbon you can make a pretty good butt and mid section for casting streamers. I have yet to perfect it though.

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Post Posted: 08:09pm - Apr 4,13 
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Thanks for all of the ideas guys. I'll experiment with a few of these coming up this weekend. Gonna be great to get back.

BigDub

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