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View Poll Results: What type of leader do you use?

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  • Tapered

    70 49.30%
  • Knotted

    34 23.94%
  • Furled

    44 30.99%
  • other?

    13 9.15%
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Thread: What type of leader do you use?

  1. #41
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    Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    +1 for joni's leaders.
    i have many of them and they have all performed flawlessly


    casey


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    Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by CutThroat Leaders View Post
    Sweetandsalt.....

    We now have a great Hi-Vis Dry Fly leader. For those times when you are thowing tiny flies (20-26) and you cannot see the fly. The last 6" of leader is bright orange. It acts as a strike indicator, but still gently presents the fly.
    Sounds like something I'll need to check out this Winter.

  4. Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    That is a great aid I have been doing those upon request for several years. I like them.
    Mine is at the line leader end however.

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    After p*ssin away enough money on knotless tapered leaders from them not unwiding properly from the package.. I went immediately to furled leaders.. Have been using them for about 3 years now.. and haven't looked back.. mainly I used Wonderfurl Leaders as they work amazing imho.. a little expensive.. but i still have one of the first ones I've bought.. I also have one of Joni's leaders which I'm hoping to try out sometime soon.. but it'll be some time unless I want to trust my life in blaze orange.. which I'd rather not

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    Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    I really like simple. A tip I picked up from one of Dave Hughes' books. He uses commercial 7.5' 3x tapered leaders then adds tippet material as the situation dictates. Basically a 7.5' permanent butt section. I fish it 90% by adding 12-18" of 4x and then some 5x at the terminal end. This works well with most 8'-9' rods. For my shorter, lighter rods or really tight quarters I start with a 7.5' 4x then tie on the tippet.

    I've never used furled leaders but I would assume this is the same theory only in mono.

    Rich

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    Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    Furled leaders is the way to go. Buy them or make your own.

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    Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    I fish furled leaders for wets and swinging streamers but learned quick that on the spring creeks I've been fishing the fine spray they kick out does spook those fish. So when I fish them I use a hand-built leader based on the Harvey Slack Leader. Knotless are fine too but I end up chopping them up to make a more limp butt section that I figured I'm better off building my own.
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

  9. #48
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    Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    Level strip of 6-8 pound test mono. I've tried all the others and don't like 'em.

    Level leader is simple, easy, no knots to snag algae and for bluegill to bite, and flies turn over just fine. I'll probably never use a tapered leader again now that I'm used to this.

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    Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    May well be repeating myself here but I even use furled leaders on my 2handers. Both the floater and sinkers. With lightly weighted flies, the sinkers reallllllyyyyyyyyy sink ... like fast. Beginning to come to the conclusion they may be more effective that sinking poly leaders.
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    Default Re: What type of leader do you use?

    That's where they really shine Fred, even if you need to get seriously deep hit them with some sinkit and they drop like lead! It's like having a sink tip for a skagit line without all the clunky nonesense.
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