question about 40+ and what leader to use

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by I love babies, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. I love babies New Member

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    I have a fast intermediate 40+. Am I cool with just using level 1x off the end or do I want some kind of taper? What do you guys use with your intermediate lines on the Puget sound beaches?
  2. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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  3. I love babies New Member

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    Thanks! I tried searching but didn't see that!
  4. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    You're welcome and also welcome to the forums!! :)
  5. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    On the intermediates I rarely use any taper.
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  6. Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    I fish the same line.
    For our local salt game, I go with a straight shot of either Maxima mono or Seaguar fluoro.
    I use all the X whatever stuff for lake and stream trout fishing.
    SF
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  7. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    I have that line in a 6wt or 7wt and just use straight mono or flouro, strength dependent on what I'm fishing for . Maybe 4 or 5 feet of leader / tippet material. Sometimes I'll use an old 0x leader if it's been cut back enough and I don't feel it's worth rebuilding...
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  8. Roger Stephens Active Member

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    I have been using a +40 type III for several years with a furled leader. This leader will turn over big, heavy clouser minnows with ease at long distances.

    Roger
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