Originally Posted by crittergetter
Ok.. Now that I am learning to make my own leaders. Thanks to Craigs UTube video. I have some technical questions/opinions on them. I have my own and a friends but I am curious what everybody thinks.
1) Won't the braiding make the leader slower to hook set because of the nature of a braid. It will stretch?
2) Because of the size in diameter won't it have problems on top water just by the nature water displacment?
3) When stripping with it is there a chance using 12 lb test would work better again because of the nature of the braid and how it trasmits a strike
4) Nymphing is very subtle? Will the braid remove the subtle takes normal tippet does
5) Why not make leaders with tippet and tying on 2 sizes or 3 sizes of tippet to your fly line. You know the old fashion way of building up your leaders.
Thanks everybody for input.
PS.. Using the latex glove has helped me a bunch for doing the twists. Again thanks to Craig for the input
lets take this one at a time.
1. This is FURLED which is rolled and fold...NOT BRAIDED. There is a big difference
gandycreekleaders - WHAT ARE FURLED LEADERS?
2. As far as Craigs, read this:
Quigley's Furled Leaders
There to is a difference. For Trout I would go with a heavily tapered THREAD leader.
there is no give to thread.
You will feel the slightest of hits.
4. Again, these are not braided. The water reacts differently with then.
5. You bet...taper your tippet, but with a good Furled leader, you really don't need to.
A 5' leader with 5' of straight mono/fluoro/tippet..good to go. Or 5 1/2' leader 4', or 6' leader 3'...so on. You can do anything you want and they just roll over beautifully.