Re: What type of leader do you use?
I use leaders that I tie for for tight line and deep water indicator nymph fishing. Last year I started using furled leaders made by Joni for fishing dries. However, I decided to try the Cutthroat leaders for both dries and for nymphs this weekend on my clubs trip to the Truckee, CA area. I also plan on purchasing one of the Hemingway Czech Nymph furled leaders mostly to see how it is made and if I would like it for tight lining. I really like the concept, behind furled leaders and as I almost always say the possibility of saving money and time, by not having to purchase as much fluorocarbon butt material or tie my tapered leaders. For dry flies I haven't used anything that turns over flies as well and effortlessly as furled leaders.
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