View Full Version : Leaders and roll casts
02-11-01, 07:54 PM
Got a good deal on a sweet little Reddington 5'6" 4 wt. at Unicoi Friday (thanks, guys!) and test flew it today on the pond. It was really windy and I was having some trouble roll-casting, it felt like the leader was too long. My question is do I need to go with a shorter leader on a shorter rod (I generally use 8-9') or do I just need more practice"?
02-11-01, 10:57 PM
I would recommend a shorter leader. I normally use a 7 - 7.5 ft. leader on my short rods. Sorry, we didn't discuss that when you were casting.
02-14-01, 07:18 PM
You call that casting? Man, you are a salesman. Tried a 7.5' today with much better results, starting to find the rhythm of the rod. I still need practice, but I could probably fool a nonflyfisherman. Thanks again, see you next pay day.
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