California Glass FAQ's


  • Short head #4
  • Stuart Crofts #4


Use Straight 'n' Soft tapered leaders. They are the only leaders on the market that don't coil. They aren't shiny and they lay dead straight. They are a dull matt grey colour at the butt section and clear at the front.

Tom's Carp setup 

9' total leader length consisting of;


  • sz 10 deer hair dog biscuit trimmed to sit low in water
  • Use a Rapala knot

Use Hybrid for tippet. It's fluorocarbon coated nylon that doesn't get weaker when wet. Wet knot strength is the variable competitors look for. It's very easy to tie unlike fluorocarbon which is what you need when the wind is blowing you off your feet.

Customer's experience

N Lant London UK

- It’s awesome it feels like a 3 weight bends like a 3 weight and casts like a 6 weight but it’s a 4 weight, I can cast 90’ the whole line!!! Like Tom shows on the video but also will cast short I’m so impressed with it!!!