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Old 04-01-2013, 01:38 PM
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Default Feather Craft Furled Leaders

I am told that the main concern about furled leaders is the rooster spray when the line is lifted from the water -- and -- that the FC leaders limit this problem. Does anyone have any experience with the Feather Craft furled leaders? Would love a little guidance as the cost too much for my budget just to buy a few to try them out. Thanks
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I have not heard this concern before. I use furled leaders made by a member here, Joni, and have not noticed extra "rooster spray". How is the FC ones supposedly cutting down this spray?
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never heard of that problem either.
i use jonis leaders as well and have never had that problem.
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Never had this "rooster spray" problem... I have not used F-C furled leaders... yet...I would like to try one out... but until I can get free shipping on one... I'm not paying the ridiculous shipping... I've had the pleasure to try Joni's leaders but they were not my cup of tea and have really built up confidence with another company through years of positive experience
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I have not heard this concern before. I use furled leaders made by a member here, Joni, and have not noticed extra "rooster spray". How is the FC ones supposedly cutting down this spray?
As do I, all the way down to 3wt rods. Even use them on my 6wt and down 2handers. You can purchase furled leaders from many sources, but from Joni, you get 'custom builds' to meet the exact fishing situations.

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Yep, Joni's leaders are tops.

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Default Re: Feather Craft Furled Leaders

Are you mistaking a furled leader with a braided leader? Braided leaders do have a spray.
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I am told that the main concern about furled leaders is the rooster spray when the line is lifted from the water -- and -- that the FC leaders limit this problem.
I just looked at the Feather Craft site and they said this; "They land like a feather, and no "rooster tail" when you lift it off the water." It sounds to me like they are saying furled leaders [of any variety] reduce this. I guess I can see where the irregular surface of a furled leader might do this, but I have not really seen this as a problem with any leader, furled or not. Where did you hear that the main concern about furled leaders is the rooster spray when the line is lifted from the water?

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Are you mistaking a furled leader with a braided leader? Braided leaders do have a spray.
I have never used a braided leader. Are they sold anywhere or is this a DIY thing?
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Default Re: Feather Craft Furled Leaders

I am curious to hear what if any impact the rooster tail would have on the cast or the catching of a fish.

Not sure it would spook a fish any more than any other cast being lifted of the water. I would think it would create a little more drag and maybe load the rod a little better especially on a water haul.

My understanding of the furled leader was it worked in a similar fashion and performed the same function as the bimini twist, so if there is a rooster tail does the concern about that rooster tail out way the benefit of the furled leader.

I think not.
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Default Re: Feather Craft Furled Leaders

I was told they are wound tighter to reduce spray. The spray is supposed to be a concern for wary fish when recasting upstream if there is spray while lifting the line from the water. I have not used furled leaders but want to try them this season.

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Sorry ...

I read about this being a concern on another forum while researching furled leaders. Some said they stopped using the furled leaders because of this problem and another person told them he had the same concern until he switched to FC leaders. A good salesman if nothing else -- I went right over and checked them out.
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