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I use a variety of sinking lines from Type II through Rio Deep 7 and am wondering what leader length people are using with such lines. I fish mainly Stillwater locations such as Spinney.

I?ve heard of experienced sinking line people using very short leaders like 2 feet as this improves depth control and sensitivity.
 

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I'm not your Orvis type experienced fly fisher but the times I've used sinking lines we alwaysn shorten the leader down to about 3 ft. Definately easier to set the hook.
 

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Put me in the short leader fan club, too. 2 to 3' is usually fine. I just use a level leader. It's so short a taper doesn't matter. John
 

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I say the deeper you fish, the shorter leader you can get away with.  I do a lot of stillwater fishing in shallow (< 8') water with an intermediate line and find a 10-12' leader is best.  Once you are trying for 15'+ of depth, shorten it down to 4-6'.

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