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Re: Furled leaders

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I use furled leaders for everything except steelhead.

I prefer uni-thread, but i have a couple fluorocarbons that are pretty nice too. I usually buy them online from guys on forums, usually $5 or less.

Bought the wood to build a furling jig but just didnt seem to be worth the effort to complete it when one $5 leader can last 2+ years.

Most of mine are around 6' and i will add tippet material if i want them longer, will occasionally add a couple pieces if i am using very small flies.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 12:06
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I love them because you can buy a spool of 330yd mono and make several leaders for $3. I replace mine pretty frequently, because they get kinked from adjusting/readjusting thingamabobbers. You can usually stretch the kink out, but it eventually becomes permenant and then its time to make another leader. I probably replace leaders 3-4 times a year, so they dont last very long for me. Also, I love having a 4' piece of knotless tippet. I felt like I was always running into old knots on the knotted leader and I was constantly tying blood knots stream side. Again, a tippet ring with a knotted leader would maybe save me this hassle, but most knotted leaders dont turn over 4' of tippet as well as a furled leader does.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 12:28


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I love them because you can buy a spool of 330yd mono and make several leaders for $3. I replace mine pretty frequently, because they get kinked from adjusting/readjusting thingamabobbers. You can usually stretch the kink out, but it eventually becomes permenant and then its time to make another leader. I probably replace leaders 3-4 times a year, so they dont last very long for me. Also, I love having a 4' piece of knotless tippet. I felt like I was always running into old knots on the knotted leader and I was constantly tying blood knots stream side. Again, a tippet ring with a knotted leader would maybe save me this hassle, but most knotted leaders dont turn over 4' of tippet as well as a furled leader does.
If a knotted leader is made correctly it will turn over 4' of tippet with no problem.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 12:37
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Re: Furled leaders

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I will be trying this approach first for me. Hoping one of the booths at Somerset has the rings.


J. Stockard has them if you need to order.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 13:18
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Re: Furled leaders

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I will be trying this approach first for me. Hoping one of the booths at Somerset has the rings.


J. Stockard has them if you need to order.


Info appreciated!

Posted on: 2012/1/26 13:19


Re: Furled leaders

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Crotalus wrote:

Bought the wood to build a furling jig but just didnt seem to be worth the effort to complete it when one $5 leader can last 2+ years.


Or you can start making your own, have unlimited customization potential, have them cost less than 1$ a piece, and have a new one ALL the time.


I'm a fan of furled leaders but the come up short when the situation calls for nymphing or streamers. Great for dries and shallow water. Not very usefull for fishing water more than a foot or two deep. Fluorocarbon and other materials allow for a faster sinking furled leader but don't really offer an advantage over plain old leaders.

Uni-thread leaders are the way to go for dries. Also, for what it's worth, most guys are using formulas that make leaders that are way too thick. 6/0 UNI makes an OK leader, but 3/0 threads are far too thick. I prefer leaders made with 8/0 UNI. The fine thread allows for fine tuning of the taper while maintaining fine diameters.

I'm actually not a fan of mono furled leaders at all. Too stretchy and even very fine mono is usually too coarse for creating a delicate, finely tapered leader.


Kev

Posted on: 2012/1/26 16:40


Re: Furled leaders

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I learned how to make them out of uni thread maybe a year ago and love how they fish. I think I've been using the same one on my trout setup for 9 months or so and its still holding up well. Big streamers are pretty much the only reason i'll switch it up.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 16:50


Re: Furled leaders

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I've been making my own furrled mono leaders for a few years and like them alot because I never get wind knots. I wish I knew how to make them taperd but straight ones work also. I've always wanted to try thread furled leaders. Mabey the will have some at they Lancaster show.

Posted on: 2012/1/26 16:53


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I got some from Mike at CutThroat Leader Co. check em' out, he gave me a ton to try and I have to say that I love using them.

furled leaders roll out so nicely and they are a great addition to anyone's on-stream arsenal. it worth a try, I'm glad I did!

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Been using them exclusively for about two years now. I don't think I will ever stop using them!

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Re: Furled leaders

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I've been making and using uni furled leaders for the past 2 seasons. I've been meaning to get a video up on youtube showing the process, as I've got a pretty slick jig setup that makes it quick and efficient. Maybe one of these days...

Posted on: 2012/1/26 23:15


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I just started making furled leaders like a month ago. I have yet to use them. I'm more of a wet fly guy. What are the mono furled leaders like? They are simple to make i saw a video on them and there is noting to them.

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Re: Furled leaders

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Does anyone have or know where I can fine a video on how to make taperd furled leaders? Thanks

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Thanks for the video Heritage but I already know how to make straight furled leaders. What im looking for is a video on how to make a TAPERD furled leader. Ive read dozens of articles on the subject but always seem to get lost aroud step 3 or 4. I just cant grasp the concept. Heritage i've made leaders the way they do in the video you posted but have found that this method makes a more uniform leader and a bit more durable. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature= ... lpage&v=IofvuXnmRNU#t=10s

Posted on: 2012/1/27 9:59



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