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Where can I get 1lb test?

I am learning to make my own furled leaders (which I cant wait to get on the water) but I can only find 2lb at best. I like the way the leader turns over when I cast (in the yard that is) but the end that the tip it would attach to is 6 strands thick (thatís 12lb breaking point not that I needed to say that). That seems a little on the heavy side to attach my tip it to. No? I was thinking if I could get a hold of some 1lb then I could get it down to the 6 lb range. I figured that would transfer to a thin (2# to 4#) tip it better

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jim
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Re: [jim202000] making furled leaders In reply to
You won't that I know of. Have you tried with fly tying thread? Very cool and supple.
I am pming you on an alternative, but I like to keep it down low as I sell these things.



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Uni-Thread 6/0 breaks at an 8 lb pull. I tested them several times to come up with that figure. Try using a 14/0 thread which will bring the weight down quite a bit. Just had to ask why a 1lb test leader? Don't you tie on a length of tippet to your leader?




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I do plan on fishing it with a tippet but like I was saying the fewest loops I can figure on the end of the leader is 6 and at 2lb test that leaves me with the equivalent of 12lb at he tippet end. That, to me, seems very thick to tie a 2 -4 lb tippet to Ö no? It may very well be that I am misunderstanding some part of this or just lack the experience to know better. I was thinking that with one lb test that would leave the tippet end in the 6lb range. That, I was figuring, would be a more appropriate taper to attach a 2-4 lb tippet to. I only just started fly fishing the end of last year so I still have a great deal to learn but as I go I am cobbling together the bits of information that I have learned and trying to build upon them. I donít know any one that fly fishing so this forum and the web (and the books) are really I have to go on. Other than that I am pushing forward trial and error style ( although I must admit I am pleased with the progress I am making )

thanks to all for the help

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jim
(This post was edited by jim202000 on Mar 13, 2010, 10:28 AM)
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I'll use a furled leader made of Uni-Thread 8/0 and attach 4' of 2 lb test tippet. Works quite nicely with my 2 wt rod. BTW I make most of my leaders 5'. On small stream/creeks very little of my fly line is hitting the water.




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