11-29-2008, 03:35 PM
Re: To furl or not to furl?
I don't see the point of using a furled leader in the salt myself
Toughness is more important than the gentle splash down of a supple furled leader
When I fish poppers, I use 6' of straight mono. More for the control than the 'turnover'.
Most other times with a floating or intermediate line I like a simple three section leader of about 100" (easy to remember) or just over 8 feet
I use 60"(%) of 40# test, 20"(%) of 25-30# test, and 20"(%) of 16-20# test for the tippet.
This leader will turn over all but the largest, most air resistant flies.
If I need more oomph than that I go with a leader of 70/10/20%. That will turn over anything you care to throw.
For mono I use Climax hard mono, Trilene Big Game, or Ande
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart