Somebody tell me where I went wrong?

#23
i swear by the maxima $4 spool
Might have some in my gear box. I will look.

Been using Maxima since Moses was a baby. I like it.


So I can take the 20# flourocarbon off and roll it up and put it in the leader folder, cut a new piece of mono for the Maxima in 12# and go fishing! Good news is I still remember how to tie a perfection knot and improved cinch knot.
 

Fishee

Active Member
#24
12lbs Maxima UG in Winter/Spring

6lbs Maxima UG in Summer/Fall, actually in Summer/Fall I use 10ft leader. I buy those floating poly leaders 9ft or just tapered leader and attach 3ft of 6lbs tippet. If it's too long, i take out 2 feet from butt sections. It really depends how water clarrity is during the summer.
 

Lex

Active Member
#27
With a sink tip, a long leader defeats the purpose and will keep the fly from being in the zone the tip is in. 2 to 3 feet of 12 pound maxima is all you need. A player isn't going to care if it's attached to a rope as long as it's slow amd low.
 

David Dalan

69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E
#29
With a sink tip, a long leader defeats the purpose and will keep the fly from being in the zone the tip is in. 2 to 3 feet of 12 pound maxima is all you need. A player isn't going to care if it's attached to a rope as long as it's slow amd low.

Truth.
 
#30
For me, I used to change leaders depending on whether or not I was nymphing or swinging (I still don't use tips--or very rarely, just lengthen the leader and use a weighted fly--nothing with too much crap on it to keep it from sinking fast--add some creative mending to get it to drop). Now, I use the same one for both. For winter, I use 3-4' 30lb Chameleon, 3-4' 15lb Chameleon, 3-6' 12lb Seaguar floro. If I'm nymphing with a bobber, it'll be attached somewhere on the 15lb. Also, the reason for using Chameleon vs. UG is that it's harder and there's less of a chance the floro will cut into it.

At any rate, that's what works for me, and works very well.

as an aside, I've also discovered what I think might be my favorite line for the type of fishing I do...Rio Pike/Musky. Love that taper...so far, it's the best I've found for both swinging and nymphing (at least when paired with my 7 & 8 wt glass rods). It'll also turn over anything...

Cheers,
Randy