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|Wbranch||December 27th, 2020, 10:42 am|
Has anyone tried using nanofill material for leaders??!
Why would anyone want to do that? Nanofil is a Berkley braided line of very strong break strength to diameter ratio. However it is not transparent like nylon or fluorocarbon so while it is thin it is clearly visible in the water. Additionally Nanofil braid is super slippery line and a normal clinch knot or Davy knot won't hold. I would never have the patience to tie a Palomar knot every time I wanted to change my fly.
Modern nylon and fluorocarbon are amply strong enough to land large trout and other game fish on surprisingly thin and light tippets. Learn to use them and know their advantages and limitations.
|Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.|
|Cdf321||December 24th, 2020, 7:29 pm|
|Has anyone tried using nanofill material for leaders??!!|
|Jmd123||November 19th, 2020, 12:33 pm|
|Nice little stream with pretty fish! And yeah, a 7-footer is perfect for that situation, maybe even a 6 1/2-foot 2-weight (I have a couple). Thanks for posting!|
|No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...|
|Martinlf||November 19th, 2020, 11:38 am|
|Yes, beautiful fish! Well done.|
|"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"|
|Troutnut||November 17th, 2020, 4:04 pm|
|I use a lot of different setups on small streams. I have one dedicated rod for them, an Orvis 7' 4-weight, and I stick with that one when fishing in tight quarters. This particular small stream flows through a really wide-open, rocky channel with lots of backcast room, and I wanted more practice with my Euro nymphing rig, so I used that.|
|Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.|
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist