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Formula for making your own leaders, from John Shaner.

Leader Formula
1 2 3 4
3 WT Std. Leader 12-14′ 4 WT. Light Leader 14.5′ – 18.5′ 4-5 weight rods 4 WT Std. & 5 WT Light Leader 16.5′ – 18.5′ 5 WT Std. Leader 10′
48″ .017 M 48” .017 M 48” .019 M 36” .021 M
24″ .015 M 24” .015 M 36” .017 M 15” .019 M
12″ .012 M 12” .013 M 12″ .015 M 10” .017 M
7″ .011 M 8″ .012 M 8″ .013 M 6” .015 M
7″ .009 M 8″ .010 M 8″ .012 M 6” .013 M
7″ .008 M 8″ .009 M 8″ .010 M 6” .012 M
12″ .006 T 8 – 12″ .008 T 8″ .009 M 6” .009 M
36-60″ .005 T 12” .007 T 12″ .008 T 36-48″ .007 T
12 – 18″ .006 T 12″ .007 T
36-60” .005 T 12 – 18″ .006 T
36 – 60″ .005 T
5
Spider Leader
40″ .017 M
20″ .015 M
8″ .013 M
8″ .012 M
8″ .011 M
8″ .009 M
12″ .008 (3X) T (Can add second Dropper (3X) at this point if desired.)
12″ .007 (4X) T Add 4″ – 6″ 4X Dropper at this point. (4X to 5X)
18 – 24″ .006 (5X) T
M = Maxima Chemeleon Brown
T= Tippet material.  I prefer Trout Hunter
Measurements in inches. May be adjusted to suit water, fly size, and casting style.
Diameters are .001 Inch
Leader # 1 Good all round 3 Weight Leader for delicate fishing.
Leader # 2 Small flies and softer 4 Weight lines.
Leader # 3 Best all round 4 Weight Leader, my favorite taper.  Also works well with softer 5 Weight lines.
Leader # 4 Larger flies and stiffer fly lines, 4 & 5 Weight.
Leader # 5 Spiders and Wet Flies, 3 & 4 Weight Lines.  One or two droppers can be added.

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