Originated by the late Bill Carnazzo, in Bill’s words this page was conceived to demystify technical jargon associated with fly fishing and to provide some how-to information on leaders, lines, rigging for specific fly fishing methods and more. The purpose of this page that, for lack of a better term, Bill chose to call “Tech Talk,” is to provide guidelines for members in their quest to understand and evaluate the bewildering virtual tsunami of information out there.
Tech Talk is a companion to the Library Articles page which provides a broader “story like” explanation of the what/why/how of flyfishing.
Members are invited to suggest or contribute new topics for future inclusion. Contact the webmaster with your ideas.
Still Water Leaders, by Eric Palmer: Three successful still water rigs used by top GBF float tubers.
Steelhead Leaders, By Eric Palmer: Several common designs for tying your own steelhead leaders.
Leaders, by Bill Carnazzo: A general introduction to leader design.
Fly Lines, by Bill Carnazzo: A comprehensive introduction to fly lines for the beginner.
Short-Line Leader rigging, by Eric Palmer: Detailed instructions for four common Short-Line leader rigs.