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OldHasBeenJuly 5th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Simcoe County, Ontario

Posts: 12
I picked up Kelly Galloup's nymph indicator line to match the 10.5' 7wt single hand fly rod I use for Steelhead. The rivers I fish don't allow much room for back casts, so roll casts are the norm. I fish nymph/egg patterns under an indicator about 90% of the time. I have been looking online to find a leaded formula for this setup, but with no luck.... Does anyone have a "Leader Formula" for such a setup?? I would like to tie my own...
Gene_PAJuly 6th, 2020, 6:15 am
Lebanon, PA

Posts: 6
I just found this sight last night:
OldHasBeenJuly 6th, 2020, 11:54 am
Simcoe County, Ontario

Posts: 12
Thank you!!! I'll give that a look...
WbranchJuly 6th, 2020, 5:11 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
I fish pretty much exclusively trout beads and nymphs under an indicator for Great Lakes steelhead and have no trouble roll casting 40' - 45' with one or two BB's, a fly or two, and the indicator. I use an off the shelf Rio 7.5' 3X to which I tie a tippet ring and 2' of 4X. I think the line selection is far more important than the leader. I use SA WF#7F Nymph/Indicator with a 10' rod.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
OldHasBeenJuly 7th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Simcoe County, Ontario

Posts: 12
Thank You!!
MartinlfJuly 8th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Matt, what rod are you using?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchJuly 8th, 2020, 7:30 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733

A 10' #7 3 piece Gatti.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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