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Old 09-05-2008, 02:29 PM
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Default Lets talk Furled Leaders

I have wanted to try these for a while now and I finally have a couple headed my way.

Now, I have seen that you can get them made from Uni-thread, Mono, and also a mix of mono and uni-thread...oh and then Flourocarbon.

Which do you guys use and why?? Pros/cons of each. And also do you use different ones for different fishing techniques??
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Making your own leaders is very easy. Use a soft monoline an twist it hard.
Double it and the mono make a very nice leader. The cost for the leader is a fraction of what you have to buy in the shops.

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Default Re: Lets talk Furled Leaders

I don't know if she actually markets them or not, but Joni makes a great furled leader. I received a few from her during the fly swaps and have been using them all summer. They're furled 'thread' and uni-thread leaders. Just add tippet. I've fished them with wet flies, dry flies and nymphs. I like to keep one greased with floatant that I use specifically for dries. Otherwise, I use them as is. They're different lengths but I've found I like the 5 1/2' to 6' length. I add tippet to get the desired length. I'll add two sections of tippet (ie. 20 inches of 4x then 18 inches of 5x) if I want to include some kind of dropper setup.
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Default Re: Lets talk Furled Leaders

Hi to Reviveourhomes,

I think Greenwood makes a good point about Furled leaders. They last a long time. So the initial cost is high but the overall cost may be less than standard leaders. I don't know this for a fact but I would guess that a furled leader doesn't get a wind knot quite as easy as a standard leader. It may have to do with how long of a tippet you are using.

I would PM Joni and ask her if she will sell you some. You can also buy them from Feather-Craft.

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Default Re: Lets talk Furled Leaders

Frank, I have three leaders and have not had a wind knot in any of them. I have in the tippet because I am a crappy caster, but these leaders turn over amazing. They turn over a small number 10 streamer with the delicacy of a dry fly on 7x. I was impressed!
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Default Re: Lets talk Furled Leaders

My favorite ones are the Feathercraft furled leaders. They turn over very well, and have a tiny little ring on the end that makes attaching and removing tippet very easy.

Cost of furled leaders reallys should not be an issue. They last a long long time.
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