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Re: Furled leaders

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Have you tried these instructions?

http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/henk/henk1.htm

These are pretty detailed instructions and the basic formulas presented are a good starting point for most trout leaders.

Kev

Posted on: 2012/1/27 10:08


Re: Furled leaders

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delta_dog wrote:
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


Yup - your video gives you a straight furled leader. No taper. The vid I posted actually has a taper. There's the 2 strand section, and the 4 strand section. That's a taper. You can also take it further and make an 8 strand section for more taper. These sections are commonly called "legs". Varying the length of the legs in the vid I posted allows some control over taper too.

It's not the best method of constructing a furled leader, but it does work, and allows for variation in construction - and no furling jig is required.

For durability, I sometimes put a tippet ring on the tippet end - it's easy to add in the first step.

Anything beyond this, and I just buy them. They last pretty long, so I don't mind paying for them. This guy makes some really nice furled leaders....

http://www.streamsideleaders.com/

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LOL....here we go again....im gonna give it another shot. The last time i tried this I smashed the spool of mono with a BFH and drank a 12 pack. Never tried since LOL. I just wish ther was a video so I can SEE it being done.

Posted on: 2012/1/27 11:24


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Here is the tapered furled mono leader instructions that I came up with a while back. No jig needed. HTH.

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Posted on: 2012/1/27 11:27


Re: Furled leaders

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dog - In the interest of beer conservation, there's a dvd by Kathy Scott on furling that is really good. You can contact her here:

Andrea Bamboo Rods
RR 2 Box 1235
Norridgewock, ME 04957
Phone: 207-587-4524
Email: dpvbkjs@tdstelme.net

http://flyanglersonline.com/prorevw/kathyscott.php

For $4.99, I just buy 'em, and they come with tippet rings. That streamside guy gets them to you pretty quick, too. YMMV.

H.A.

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Im all about DIY but for some reason this just frustrates the hell out of me. I guess im gonna buy a couple and see if they are any better than what im currently using now. Im sure they will be better but how much better? Thanks guys

Posted on: 2012/1/27 12:02


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This is the best description I've found:
http://www.canerod.com/rodmakers/tips/furled/furled.html

Posted on: 2012/1/28 16:14


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cutthroat leaders!! very nice stuff

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I don't tie my own, but I do use furled leaders probably 90% of the time. The one situation where I have found them to be absolutely awful is in conditions below freezing. The tiny gaps in the mono hold water and I found it freezes more quickly than a tapered leader does. IMHO

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Figured I'd refresh this thread. These have had me intrigued for a while now and just bought a few from Blue Sky. Hoping to have them in to toss around at some grannoms in the next few weeks.

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My biggest issue with furled leaders for me is when I yank out a snag, my leader recoils and has to be straightened.

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My biggest issue with furled leaders for me is when I yank out a snag, my leader recoils and has to be straightened.


Keep your rod low (even in the water) and pointed directly at the snag. Pull straight back until the tippet breaks. By keeping the line and leader along the surface of the water, the water will retard the recoil of the leader and you won't have a tangle.

This is a good idea for non furled leaders too, BTW.

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Re: Furled leaders

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Never!! but there is no selection to vote for never.

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Never used them but may try them. Haven't decided yet.

This is where I'm at.

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JackM wrote:
My biggest issue with furled leaders for me is when I yank out a snag, my leader recoils and has to be straightened.


Keep your rod low (even in the water) and pointed directly at the snag. Pull straight back until the tippet breaks.


How do I do this when I am in a tree?

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