Fly Fishing Glossary X's

Fly-Fishing can often be confusing to beginners to the sport because fly-fishermen talk and write in a strange language using words not always in standard use. To help take some of the confusion out of the terms bandied about by fly fishermen we have compiled this glossary. 

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X: archaic measurement used to designate diameter of leader material used in conjunction with a numeral, as in "4X". To determine the actual diameter of "4X" or any "X" number, subtract the numeral from the number 11 (eleven). The result is the diameter in thousandths of an inch. For example, to find the diameter of 4X material, subtract 4 from 11 (11 - 4 = 7) thus the diameter is .007". Important: diameter does not always correspond to breaking strength.


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Good leader
Sunday, 23 April 2017  |  Greg

Good quality, good value, easy to remove memory on first use.


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Sunday, 23 April 2017  |  Greg

While the f-fly, yellow owls and other shuttlecocks had some success, this pattern was absolutely deadly this week in mid Wales during stillwater olive hatches .... had a blast nailing both rainbows and browns. Unfortunately, I only had one with me so once I lost this to a savage breakoff (7lb leader) success was harder to come by. Will be stocking up on more.


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Friday, 21 April 2017  |  Rune

Hi again thanks for your promt service package recived today no problem many thanks will order some flies later