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Re: Leader system

2006/9/9 11:22
From New Castle, PA
Posts: 353

Shock wrote:
My impression of furled leaders, without ever using one, was that they induce more drag....

This is greatly determined by leader construction and casting technique. Also extremely long, level tippets are the norm. The slack can be controlled by tippet length. Four feet or more of 5x may be used, for example.

....get water logged more readily....

Yes, but the Mucilin mentioned above greatly alleviates this problem.

...and don't transfer energy as well as a stiff nylon butt section.

Furled leaders rely on mass to turn over, not stiffness. In fact, the Uni-thread leaders I mentioned before are some of the most supple leaders you can find. As I previously mentioned, mono furled leaders tend to be too thick in the butt section, but all that mass can really turnover a long tippet. Uni-thread leaers need not be as thick since the material is denser than mono. It is also easier to achieve a finer diameter butt since the material is a finer diamter to begin with.

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