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Tip leader for Trout,Redsand Flounder.

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Don Hanselman:
New at this salt water fly fishing...for reds, trout and flounder...What is a good leader to use on a 8wt...??  I'm tring half mono and half bread.. I color the bread line to match the water.. it seems to cast fine, any help would be appreciated.

Puck:
Some people, no names here, suggest using straight 20 lb hard Mason mono.

I use a tapered mono down to 12 lb, and sometimes add an 8 lb tippet to it.

Don't use furled leaders in the salt.  They act like a rubber band, making a hook set almost impossible.  My 2 cents.

Puck

GDSutherland:
I just buy tapered leaders and call it good. I think that's what most of us, and most guides, use. Fewer knots to hang up on turtle grass, and a whoooole lot easier. I use 12# with a fluoro tippet in the bays, and in the surf or jetties might go to 16#.

Pricier, but easier.

Wormdrowner:
I use tapered mono leaders and add a couple feet of 12# to 16# fluorocarbon tippet. Tie it together with a blood knot and I'm ready to fish (or break my rod.....  :-[  )

Don Hanselman:
Thanks for info... Will try all of them and see which one I like..

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