Leader Setup for Fishing Chironomids with a Floating Line
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Leader Setup for Fishing Chironomids with a Floating Line

How do I set up a chironomid leader with a floating line and strike indicator?”

This is a question that we receive plenty of inquiry about, and for good reason. This can be a very confusing part of successful chironomid fishing, albeit a very important one. 

Before we forget, did I mention the announcement of a brand new online course tomorrow at 11am PST?

Just going to leave that there. 

Moving forward, some key points mentioned in this podcast episode:

  • Using either a level piece of leader, or these tapered leaders designed for chironomid fishing, comes with plenty of advantages as far as sink rate, ease of pegging the strike indicator, and consistently being dialled into our desired depth within a few inches
  • A small barrel swivel is an important piece of equipment in bringing your presentation down to where the fish are, and keeping it there
  • Leveraging the sink rate of fluorocarbon by using it throughout our leader setup. 

For more information, download “The Chironomid Fishing Handbook: 51 Tips for Chironomid Fishing Success” here!

Enjoy this episode of the Interior Fly Fishing Co. Podcast below!

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    Ron Janzen
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    Jordan, the podcast on how to build a leader is really good….most helpful.
    Thanks,

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