Darrin's Common Carp Leader


Darrin's Common Carp Leader



4 months ago

This is the leader system / formula I use for targeting spooky Common Carp in the waters of Northern California.

Start by connecting a 16LB Scientific Angler Absolute Saltwater Tapered Leader to your fly line with a loop to loop connection. You can find sources to buy them here: https://www.scientificanglers.com/product/absolute-saltwater/

Next, connect a 2-foot section of 12 or 15LB Fluorocarbon to the end of the leader with a blood knot.

Finally, connect your carp fly to the end of that 2 foot fluorocarbon section with either a Krey loop or non-slip loop knot.

Match it up with an 8WT, fast action rod and floating line and you are off to the races.


Sections 6
Knots 3
Est. Build time 1:25
Total length 12′

Build List

Products in this Build | Estimated Build Time: 1:25
Image Count Name Size Length Category
1 Loop-Loop Connection Knots
1 16LB Salt Mono 10′ Tippet & Line
1 Blood Knot Knots
1 15LB Fluoro 2′ Tippet & Line
1 Non-Slip (Kreh) Loop Knots
1 Carp Flies & Beads