Tapering a Fly Fishing leader for Mangrove Snook
Just purchased a 8wt, 8' fly rod with a 7/8wt fly reel. Got 20lb backing and Rio Saltwater WF8F fly line. Plan on fishing for Snook in the mangroves . Need some help on tying my own leaders. What size do I start out with for butt section and what do I taper down to? Do I used stiff or medium stiff material? Hard mono or medium stiff mono? Also, what is the recommended length? What about tapered leaders? I planning on tying bulky flies in the 2-3" size. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.