LEADERS, continued from yesterday


George Harvey


When Gary Borger did schools at the Little Lehigh Fly Shop he introduced me to his variation of George Harvey’s leader formula.


Gary uses hard stiff monofilament for the butt and part of the transition, and soft supple monofilament for the rest of the transition and the entire tippet. The resultant leader casts and drifts well. All sections are joined by double surgeon’s knot.


Here are Gary’s formulas for top and bottom leaders.


Top Water

One foot-.013, hard stiff mono

Four feet-.010, hard stiff mono

Four feet-4 or 5X, soft tippet

Six inches-7 or 8X, soft tippet

All sections are connected using a “double surgeon’s” knot.


Bottom

Four feet-.020, hard stiff mono

One foot-.013, hard stiff mono

Four feet-2 or 3X, soft tippet

One foot-5 or 6X, soft tippet

All sections are connected using a “double surgeon’s” knot.


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Continued tomorrow.




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