Home Register Today's Posts Members User CP Calendar FAQ

Go Back   Little River Outfitters Forum > Fly Fishing Board > General Fly Tying

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-07-2007, 08:19 AM
LROjunky LROjunky is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Maryville
Posts: 47
Default Hand tie leader recipes

Can anyone give me a recipe for 2 generic hand tied leaders? One for dry flies and one for wet flies. I am using a 4 wt TFO Fineese.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-07-2007, 09:34 AM
Troutman's Avatar
Troutman Troutman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seymour, TN
Posts: 1,274
Default

George Harvey dry fly recipe: Can be made longer or shorter if needed.
10ft
10" - .017
20" - .015
20" - .013
20" - .011
12" - .009
18" - .008
22-28" - .007 -.006
General nymph leader recipe:
8ft
30" - .021
18" .019
12" .017
6" .015
6" .012
6" .010
18" - .008 and smaller
Streamers:
8-12ft. of straight flourocarbon in 2-3X

Wanted to add this: Before investing in alot of leader materials, try the Blue sky furled leader in 4-6 wt for dry flies. They are terrific and you only have to add tippet. I use them for poppers also. I also agree with flymans post below, there are some good leaders on the market that you can just add tippet onto.

Last edited by Troutman; 09-07-2007 at 10:32 AM.. Reason: more info.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-07-2007, 09:39 AM
flyman's Avatar
flyman flyman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hillbilly Hollow, NC
Posts: 882
Default

I use to tie mine, too many good inexpensive ones on the market now days. Plus I can usually fine tune one by cutting back or adding a piece or two. I would use the same one for dry flies and unweighted or lightly weighted wet flies.


http://hipwader.com/2003/leader-formula-chart
__________________
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
Salvador Dali

Last edited by flyman; 09-07-2007 at 09:41 AM.. Reason: genetics have been cruel to me
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-07-2007, 01:39 PM
LROjunky LROjunky is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Maryville
Posts: 47
Default

Thanks for the information. I have tried everything that the two of you have suggested. I typically carry new "store bought" leaders for when the need may rise (pardon the pun). However, I do like to recycle my leader butts and was looking for a general recipe for the last few feet of the leader.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-27-2007, 03:44 PM
TomW TomW is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 39
Default

Hey Junky,
Go this site and look on the left hand side bar for a program called "Leaercalc 2007"

You will find more recipes than you can tie in a lifetime. All sizes and lengths

Tom

http://www.globalflyfisher.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.