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Re: Make you own furled leader without a jig

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Yup JL I can tie a pile of different knots i just don't know the names. Thank you for posting this Afishando

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Re: Make you own furled leader without a jig

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Tom with the triple wouldn't it make it to bulky of a knot especially when making one for bass ?

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Actually Fred, the whole idea was originally done for saltwater fishing in Florida with heavy leaders. A triple surgeons is not really more bulky than the blood knots used a regular knotted leader. I use a triple, because a double makes the leader hang at an angle, while the TS lays straight.

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Re: Make you own furled leader without a jig

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afish

I got to try your leader that you gave me. I didn't fish long but it worked great, the next time I will try putting on some Muscilin on, like you said in one of your post. Do they last a long time?

Thanks again!

PaulG

Posted on: 2010/3/18 10:29


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Afish is this essentially how you do it?

Furled Leader

I was having a bit of an issue conceptualizing the process so I did a youtube search. It just seemed to me like the twisted line would just untwist but after watching the video this is not the case.

Posted on: 2010/3/22 10:50
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I've never done it that way, I twist each strand, but it seems to work just as well and may be easier.

Posted on: 2010/3/22 11:22


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I made four of these tonight. Cake. Thanks afish.

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I played a bit with this last night, using the video's method. It worked well enough in my simple test version, although I don't imagine they're as nice as the more indepth version of Afish.

What kind of coloured mono do you use? I was thinking of hitting Walmart over lunch and buying some of that Red Cajun stuff they sell for the top couple of sections of furled segments.

I also didn't see your suggestion of using the triple surgeon's knot for the segments. They video suggested a double, but it would put the leader at all sorts of angles. I'll have to give it another shot tonight.

But, as someone's who's been buying the Blue Sky furled jobs since last year, and has no intentions of going back to regular leaders, these are nice and just as supple. The good thing about furled leaders, for the uninitiated, is that they really last a long time so making a few of these to cover your situations will be a short investment that can last all season long. A spool of mono is like $6, but each of the 6' furled ones I bought was closer to $12 IIRC.

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Re: Make you own furled leader without a jig

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Gfen you could always whip finish with red thread were the sections end on the leader instead of using red line and just coat them with knot sense. Or just use strike putty on the leader .

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I don't think it's possible to make the "upper" sections colored with this method, right? Unless, of course, you create separate furled pieces and knot them together.

Right?

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A good formula to try for a 6’ leader, measured starting from the butt, is 24” (8 strands) – 20” (6 strands) – 16” (4 strands) – 12” (2 strands).


If the shorter segments are composed of coloured mono (ie, the 12" and 16"), then the butt section will be composed of predominantly coloured line, and only the latter sections will be clear.

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Yeah, that makes sense. I was hung up on looking for a way to make the butt out of 100% colored mono.

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Figure the clear stuff intertwined with the coloured stuff should take on a bit of its colour. It's not 100%, but over half should be and that should effectively look like it all is.

Or, that's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.

I'd like to get some of the Stren gold stuff, I hear it shows up best, but I'm limited to what I can pick up over lunch, and that means Walmart.

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Stren Gold works well as an indy. I've made leaders out of solid SG and also mixed it.

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I've gotten a lot of PMs about furled leaders. Here is my latest and greatest method and a diagram for making them. I created it in PP and saved it as a Jpeg. Hopefully the Jpeg will be clear enough to read it.

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jpg  Furled leaders Afish 2.jpg (98.92 KB)
53_4baa2c65a7c3c.jpg 720X540 px

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