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.
|1||16LB Salt Mono||10′||Tippet & Line|
|1||15LB Fluoro||2′||Tippet & Line|
||1||Non-Slip (Kreh) Loop||Knots|
||1||Carp||Flies & Beads|