furled leaders vs hand tied leaders in Fly Fishing Posted August 28, 2020 · Report reply I have been very happy with furled leaders from FC with tippet rings. I tie on Maxima as a tippet, 90% of the time. Size depends on fly and quarry. I have furled leaders for most of my rods, from 3 wt to 10 wt. I also use some hand tied leaders, and some extruded leaders. I guess I am not as sophisticated as you guys. I generally like the furled leaders because they make up for my casting, and I like to throw a lot of poppers and big flies.