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The Orvis Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets


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Acknowledgements Foreword 1. Setting up your outfit 2. Attaching the leader 3. Picking the right leader 4. Leader and tippet materials 5. Matching tippet diameter to fly size 6. Why is tippet length important 7. Leader length 8. Leaders at streamside 9. Should the leader float or sink 10. Attaching a fly to the tippet 11. Tying leader material together 12. Tying loops in monofilament 13. Tips for tightening knots 14. Tips for care of leaders and tippets 15. leaders for Bass, Pike, Salmon and Steelhead fishing 16. Saltwater leaders 17. Saltwater knots Glossary The Orvis Knotted Leader Formulas Index About the Author

About the Author

Tom Rosenbauer has been a fly fisher for four decades, and was tying flies commercially at age fourteen. He is the author of numerous books, as well as countless articles for American Angler, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and other periodicals. He is a marketing manager with the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, and lives in nearby Pawlet.

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