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    What size, and length leader are you using for the smaller streams, like treemont?

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    Considers the amount of water, If the water is low and the fish are real spooky 9' #6, if there is more current I will go to a 9' #5.

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    I almost always use a 7.5 ft 6x in the park.
    Trevor

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    Generally, I use a 7.5 foot leader in either 4x or 5x depending on water conditions. Tailwaters I use a 9 or 10 foot 5x or 6x.
    Chris McCarthy

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    I use a furled leader, and usually 6x tippet (about 3ft), although lately I've gone as light as 8x.

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    7.5 foot 6X

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    7.5 ft 6x in the park (except East Prong LR or Deep Creek)

    9 ft 5x on tailwaters

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    I've gotta say, I'm really surprised at how many of you are using 6x...I might have to try it out and see if I catch more fish... I mainly fish a 7.5' to 9' leader tapered to 4x or 5x tippet. The 6x is left for the dropper...
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    I probably use the heaviest tippets of anyone on here (that is fishing the Smokies). I despise having to go to 5x. I do probably 20% 3x, 75% 4x, and 5% 5x and 6x. The smaller the stream, the less it matters. And usually my tippet is around 9', although I'll go all the way to about 6' in micro-waters.

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    I use about a 8-10' pc of blue Stren. You can find it in tangled up in the rhodo bushes in just about any good hole along Little River Rd . Hard to get it untagled some times, but the price is right and I catch plenty of fish with it
    "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
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