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Old 12-05-2012, 10:06 AM
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I agree with comments on getting yourself some furled leaders. No more coil / leader memory issues. You can order from us, or Joni on this forum as well or make your own. if you have questions, feel free to pm me.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:33 AM
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Thanks everyone! I'll try hand straightening first, them move on to a straightener.
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I carry one of the leader straighteners but ill have to say a furled leader is the way to go I got one about 2 years ago and it's still on the same rod and works just as good as the day I put it on I love them
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no need for a leader straightener when you use a furled leader.. there's a lot less you need in general.. like buying more usually.. as a furled leader will also last you a couple seasons usually
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Even though the person asked specifically how to straighten a leader, furled leaders are good in many cases. Even so, on the furled leaders I make and use I still tie a tippet section on them which still needs straightening if I'm not mistaken.
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Even though the person asked specifically how to straighten a leader, furled leaders are good in many cases. Even so, on the furled leaders I make and use I still tie a tippet section on them which still needs straightening if I'm not mistaken.
mono furled leaders may need the smallest amount of straightening.. but that's if it's been sitting in your leader wallet for a couple months.. and still then its usually just a quick tug to straighten it out
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I never really liked those straighteners but I just start at the butt and stretch it by hand in probably 3' sections till I'm at the tippet. If I don't get it first time around try again till its how I want it.
I agree. Easy and simple.
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I never really liked those straighteners but I just start at the butt and stretch it by hand in probably 3' sections till I'm at the tippet. If I don't get it first time around try again till its how I want it.
I've been doing it the way Bill tells you ever since I figured out that a little heat would make a leader lay out like a que stick. No gadget, no expense and no coiled leaders either.

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I "THIRD" the comments of Raindogt and Hardyreels (ard). I am a die hard Long leader dry fly guy.....I won't disparage furled leaders as they have some good qualities and loyal followers and I've owned/used a few also. I love Mono tapered leaders......I still have a leader straightener on my fly vest which I used ONCE 13 years ago. Just take that leader right out of the packet...let in unravel and use your HANDS 3 feet apart to straighten it out.....and by the way - you don't need much attention to the tippet section that generally stays pretty limp anyway. Buy some tippet rings and attach them to the end before you add extra tippet and it will last all season.
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Default Re: Leader problems

I just saw how to make a furled leader and that is really easy and seem like it would be better than the leaders I am using.

What brand and weight of mono do some of you use to make yours? I would like to try it out and see how it does.
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