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Tying own fly leaders improves performance

June 22, 2014
By Walt Young , The Altoona Mirror

I've tied my own leaders almost as long as I've been fly-fishing. At first I did so because I enjoyed the hands-on connection with all aspects of my tackle, and to a lesser extent because I could tie a leader for a fraction of what a store-bought leader cost. As my casting skills improved, I found I could adjust my hand-tied leaders to suit my personal casting style and tweak them to fine-tune my presentations, both with dry flies as well as nymphs and wet flies.

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