Czech leader French leader angle of line entry to the water?

icejohn

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Hi guys. Was thinking about angles of leader entry into the water? Was thinking French leader single fly shallow water entry to water leader angle is 30 -20 degrees on long cast

On czech leader it's more like 45 degrees.

So according to the meothod you meant to lead them flies down steam. Surely though if you kept the leader once you are able (as the flies drift towards you)of course at 90 degrees to the water wouldn't this be the perfect drift? Granted you probabaly dont have such a long drift but not seen anywhere that discusses the angle aspect in any detail.

What do you reckon?
 

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Hi guys. Was thinking about angles of leader entry into the water? Was thinking French leader single fly shallow water entry to water leader angle is 30 -20 degrees on long cast

On czech leader it's more like 45 degrees.

So according to the meothod you meant to lead them flies down steam. Surely though if you kept the leader once you are able (as the flies drift towards you)of course at 90 degrees to the water wouldn't this be the perfect drift? Granted you probabaly dont have such a long drift but not seen anywhere that discusses the angle aspect in any detail.

What do you reckon?
Not technically French leader but Joe humphreys goes into this with some detail in his first book "Trout tactics".
 

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In shallow fast riffles i lead with a horizontal leader.Actually often pull them downstream.If it goes from shallow to a drop-off. I lead horizontal then go vertical. Love watching George Daniels videos he explains angles of entry leading & line control well.
 
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