I am in the rarity here I am sure, but I have never tied tippet onto my leader. I use the 7.5-10' leaders and when I use them up from tying on new flies, I tie on a new leader. Works pretty good for most fishing I have done.
However, will be fishing beads on the Upper Kenai Sept 18-30. I suspect that the 9-10' tapered leaders may have been a bit short last year. I would like to use a slightly longer leader this year and need to know the best way to add tippet to the leader to increase the overall length a few feet. Curious what type of knot folks use to do this.
Also, any general suggestions on leader length for the Upper Kenai in mid/late Sept would be helpful. In hindsight, I wonder if I was not fishing deep enough last year. While I am begging for info, I am curious how you know what length leader to fish. This is the first river I have fished in Alaska that I couldn't see the bottom. Wondering how you would go about selecting a 10', 12', or deeper leader. Thanks for any thoughts guys.