Questions about leader for intermediate lines

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Chedster, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Porter Active Member

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    Like it, more than one way and this thread gave me a couple ideas to try this spring. Thank you all above.
  2. Mike Cline Fly Fishing Guerilla

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    Thanks David, I will give that a shot. I never even thought tying that onto a floating line.
  3. speyfisher Active Member

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    It has been a while since I devoted very much effort towards still water fishing. The Cortland Camo Intermediate lines had had only been out a short time. Being the frugal type that I was/am, a couple of felt tip pens converted my Airflo intermediate line into a camo tip. The problem we had was not in detecting strikes, as they were often savage, leaving us with broken tippets and no fly. When you have straight line contact from the reel to the fly, and a short leader,there is very little stretch in the system. Rio made something called shock gum that would stretch 50% longer than when relaxed. A foot of this stuff between the fly line and the leader proved to be a great addition to the sinking line system. It's ugly, and knots will challenge your skills, but it works!
  4. Kaiserman content

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    That's right out of my kid's Dr Seuss book!
    Porter and Ed Call like this.