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    fly line weight

    For dry flying,and the leader weight/or what do the fly guys call the mono on the end of the fly line
    Cheers, im "hooking" myself up with a std sage combo to do some dry flying down at the dundeees private trout pools

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    Tippet.

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    that's the mono bit eh?

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    the line weight needs to be the same as your rod spec... 6wt rod = 6wt line (general rule, you can use heavier line to load a rod faster etc)

    dry fly normally requires a /floating line

    onto the flyline, you tie a leader

    onto the leader, you tie some tippet

    for typical NZ conditions I would look at 3X leader, and 4x to 6x tippet

    learn to tie a perfection loop, loop-to-loop connections are great for connecting all the pieces together
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    the line weight needs to be the same as your rod spec... 6wt rod = 6wt line (general rule, you can use heavier line to load a rod faster etc)

    dry fly normally requires a /floating line

    onto the flyline, you tie a leader

    onto the leader, you tie some tippet

    for typical NZ conditions I would look at 3X leader, and 4x to 6x tippet

    learn to tie a perfection loop, loop-to-loop connections are great for connecting all the pieces together
    Chur thats the numbers I was looking for,i use the perfection loop for braid and lures so no it well it, kept the lure free for more natural movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    that's the mono bit eh?
    mono or fluoro carbon

    trick with mono leaders is to boil them for 60 seconds, much softer fly presentation...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    mono or fluoro carbon

    trick with mono leaders is to boil them for 60 seconds, much softer fly presentation...
    I will try that,will it weaken the mono? make it fray easier......because im bound to catch some log and rocks being a new fly fisho fulla

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    Jase, I've only done it with self-tied leaders, but cant see it being an issue with bought leaders.

    Reckon I've caught more trees than fish in my life
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    tie your own leaders by gradually downsizing the line thickness, or just use Double X 9lb, covers most sits
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    And with a bit of luck and a strong breeze the bit you get on the end of your Tippett will be a fecking TROUT
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