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John Alexander

Beginning again
« on: May 19, 2019, 11:37:52 AM »
I'm just returning to fly fishing for river trout after a long break and everything's changed! I'm equipped with a variety of rods and reels that will cover most eventualities so I need advice on fly lines - does a DT5F still exist - and particularly leaders and tippets?  I fish upstream dry fly and nymph or downstream wet according to conditions. Baffled by fluorocarbons and braided leaders pros and cons. Help?
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 14:38:06 PM by Hamish Young »

Hamish Young

Re: Beginning again
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 14:44:45 PM »
Lots of very fine river anglers here to keep you right John  :z16
My tuppence worth:
1. You can still buy a DT5, one of the better ones can be had from Mike when he has them back in stock:!/Barrio-Mallard-DT-Fly-Lines/p/122985030/category=10329715
2. Think of Fluorocarbon and Copolymer tippet material as thinner more expensive nylon, the principles of tapered leader cosntruction haven't changed - but be careful with the knots  :z17
3. I don't use braided leaders, although I see the advantage of the 'indicator' type for nymphing.
Enjoy  :z16
“When tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”

John Alexander

Re: Beginning again
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 13:04:21 PM »
Thanks :)


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