Re: The End of The Line; Discussions on Furlled & Knotted Leaders.
I use nothing but furled leaders, but of course I am biased. Although I have read some articles and know some guys that have had issues with furled leaders in weedy / pond slime conditions. The leader tends to get covered in the slime. I donít think that it actually affects the fishing/casting, other than having a nasty smelling leader at the end of the day. Bass are not leader/tippet shy, so straight line leaders will work. But I personally prefer a heavy furled leader with a heavy length of tippet attached. Reason being, straight line leaders do not transfer enough energy to turn over and deliver big flies.
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