Fly Fishermen often pay too little attention to the eight or nine feet of monofilament that connects their hundreds of dollars of gear to their fly. But....this least expensive component- the leader- is the one most directly conneted to fishing success. To fool a trout, a leader must drop a fly lightly on the water and then let it drift naturally, without drag.
This ground-breaking work reveals the principles behind leaders that catch fish and provides everything you need to start tying your own, including the ideal proportions of butt, taper and tippet, the best materials and knots for various applications, and how leaders can be modified and adapted. It also covers techniques of casting to minimize drag and enhance presentation.
This work presents the first comprehensive text devoted to combating drag through the mechanics of design and leaders, and establishes Joe Kissane as an authority on the subject.
Included with this book is a CD-ROM, LeaderCalc. Steve Schweitzer has assembled in electronic format the charts to calculate segments for hand-tied leaders.
Drag Free Drift- Hardcover- 173 pages- by Joseph A. Kissane