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CutThroat Leaders 10-31-2012 07:41 AM

Spey Leaders by Cutthroat Leader Co.
A recent email/pic from one of our customers.


The 35 lb (according to guide Pat on right) salmon was caught in Quebec Canada using an 8 weight Loomis rod along with a 9' Reinforced Spey Leader from Cutthroat Leader Co. a 10 lb tippet and also a Green Bomber (dry fly). The salmon made some spectacular leaps and runs in some very fast water and the leader did not fail (what else can I say).


Ray B.
Ray B. with large Salmon.
Reinforced Spey Leader

For our Spey Leaders, click below
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delopez 10-31-2012 07:53 AM

Re: Spey Leaders by Cutthroat Leader Co.
I'm loving these leaders, Mike! I will have some bass pics, coming soon!

dillon 11-22-2012 04:22 PM

Re: Spey Leaders by Cutthroat Leader Co.
I have recently begun using Cutthroat furled leaders. It worked very well for dry line steelhead fishing on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. I attached a 10ft spey leader to a scandi head with a built in loop to loop connection. The other end of the leader has a very small ring to which I tied on 6-8 ft of 10lb maxima tippet with a uni knot. I greased the upper 1/3 of the leader starting at the fly line. It cast well even in the wind, turning the fly over nicely and laying out straight. When playing a fish it all held together fine and I liked the way the loop to loop connection slide throught he guides so smoothly with no fear of a knot catching on a guide. I have some 36 in Steelhead leaders to try on sink tips as soon as the Portland area rivers drop into shape.

sweetandsalt 11-29-2012 12:55 PM

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Dillon, I have asked this about furled leaders befor; have you performed the parbolic curve test at the loop to loop junction of floating line to leader butt and what kind of transition did it illustrate?

dillon 11-29-2012 01:47 PM

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Yes, I did try the test and the furled leader would not hold the curve like mono or a braided leader will with a flyline. This is because the leader is constructed of a softer material making the test useless in this case. The leaders I cast, including a trout leader turned over well and properly presented the fly with a downstream reach cast. I think the weight, diameter, and taper of the leader matches the flyline well enough to make it cast properly. My research on this subject concludes that Nylon monofilament leaders rely primarily on their stiffness to effect a smooth transfer of power from the fly line to the tippet and fly. A furled leader uses its mass and suppleness. I feel that one must cast these leaders to appreciate them. I am looking forward to giving them more extensive use under technical dryfly conditions with a variety of rods. I'm a hands on fisherman needing to feel the performance of equipment intuitively before making final my judgements. I hope you will consider giving them a try as I would value your feedback.

Guest1 11-29-2012 01:59 PM

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I was just discussing the physics of why furled leaders turn over on another thread earlier today. What test is this you are talking about? I can tell you, furled leaders do turn over better, especially at a far distance, than mono leaders. As I said in the other thread, it seems kind of counterintuitive that they do turn over better but they do. Has anyone ever looked at the physics of why this is? Seriously, I have furled leaders on my two handers and as I have said, I do 140' casts all the time. With a mono leader they don't layout as straight as furled leaders do almost ever.

CutThroat Leaders 11-30-2012 11:04 AM

Re: Spey Leaders by Cutthroat Leader Co.
For Forum Members.
If you want to try a furled Spey Leader from us at Cutthroat Leaders, use the link below. It will save 30% off of Spey / Switch Rod leader purchases.

We have had great response from guys using Skagit lines with our 10'-0" leaders. And also our 36" Dregder leader for getting deep fast.

Use the link below or remember to use the coupon code spey-nafff at checkout for a 30% savings on our spey leaders.

CutThroat Leader Co.

Thank you

MacSuibhne 11-30-2012 07:47 PM

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So...are spey leaders included in this generous offer? The link takes me to a page that has lots of furled leaders but no spey leaders?

Is there a time limit on this deal?

CutThroat Leaders 12-01-2012 10:32 AM

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here is a direct link to the spey leaders. These leaders are also furled...

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you will need to use the coupon code spey-nafff to get the savings at checkout.

no limit..... within reason. We will cap the number of leaders per purchase to 20 leaders per order.

Thank you,

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