Hello all,

I have what I percieve to be somewhat of a "beginner" question for all of you. Assuming that you tie leaders to fly lines using a nail not (or any non-loop knot for that matter), do you clip the section of fly line off that the knot is tied to in order to get the old leader off when replacing with a new leader? If so, are there any concerns with eventually whittling away the first foot or two of your fly line?

Thanks and gig'em (in case there are any Fightin' Texas Aggies out there)