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BcnorthflyMay 19th, 2015, 9:21 pm
stewart british columbia

Posts: 3
So I just resently got my first fly rod combo and got my first trip in, I thought it was fairly successful trip, ended up landing six rainbow trout, but my trip was cut short due to my only leader snapping off at about 3 feet long. I have no way of getting another leader for a while due to the closest tackle shop to stock up on gear being 4 hours away. My question is can I use regular 5 pound test line for a leader until I get a chance to get out of town in a few weeks so I can continue to fish
TaxonMay 20th, 2015, 2:09 am
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Plano, TX

Posts: 1310
Hi BCnorthfly-

Yes, you certainly can. It will not cast as well as a tapered leader would, but it should work for you. I would tie no more than 5' of it on to the end of your existing leader if you need to cast it.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
CaseyPMay 21st, 2015, 10:43 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
or let the magic of the internet deliver a couple of leaders to your mailbox. yep, shipping is usually excessive, but if Rog's advice doesn't please, it's an answer.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
WbranchMay 21st, 2015, 11:48 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2628
PM me your address and I will mail you a tapered leader.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
BcnorthflyMay 22nd, 2015, 8:58 pm
stewart british columbia

Posts: 3
Hey thanks it got me out of a pinch and caught a few rainbow trout, leaders are on the way should be here Monday just didn't want to wait for the mailing, but sure the quick fix will get me through this weekend as well
TaxonMay 23rd, 2015, 12:03 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1310
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck

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