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Posted 02 January 2005 - 01:12 AM
Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:48 AM
<span style='color:blue'>Ken Paterson, Streetsville, Ontario</span>
Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:56 AM
If you do a search on "furled leaders" you'll find detailed instructions on making your own. This will give you a better idea than I can give as to their composition.
They lift off the water very well and they offer a little shock absorbtion, these two things have made their use worth it to me.
Posted 02 January 2005 - 01:45 PM
Posted 02 January 2005 - 10:14 PM
The key benefits for me are their awesome suppleness and their flexibilty as to what length and strength of tippet you can attach..
Posted 04 January 2005 - 01:45 AM
Personally, I think thread furled leaders are perhaps the best kept secret on the trout streams. Some may object to that statement however: in such case, I respectfully submit that we are entitled to disagree.
I could go on and on singing the praises of these leaders but honenstly, what's the point. I think everyone owes it to themselves to try one and let it speak for itself, or...........perhaps not. I'm reasonably confident that the bulk of those whom make the effort to try them will walk away from the endevour sold on them forever.
I can make furled leaders up in about five minutes each and to that extent find it hard to comprehend where all the difficulty is in understanding the simple process that it is. If there is enough interest I'd be more than happy to share that which I have learned thru the years, including a simple jig, and the procedure for it's use.
I don't openly advocate the jigs that I have seen on the internet. Honestly guys, there's a much simpler way.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 01:54 AM
Posted 04 January 2005 - 02:42 AM
|QUOTE (TODDFATHER @ Jan 4 2005, 01:44 AM)|
|Personally, I think thread furled leaders are perhaps the best kept secret on the trout streams.|
I "got into" making the furled leaders off the Global Fly Fisher website about three years ago, and I really like the thread leaders too for trout, and the 2-pound mono for warmwater.
I also soak the thread leaders in Scotchgard or some other dry-fly flotant to make the leaders float longer. And I also use the loop-to-loop connection for the tippet.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 10:04 AM
Furled leaders rule:
I use them made of thread on my two weight and I use them made of Vanish 6# test for my 10 wt...there's no going back.
Posted 06 January 2005 - 05:36 AM
Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:00 PM
This is worse than waitin' on the recipe for trout crack...... well... not really.... BUT CLOSE!!!
Arkie Fly Guy's NEW AND IMPROVED website...
I'm not a fly fisherman.... But I DID stay at a Holiday Inn Express!!!!......
Posted 14 January 2005 - 02:09 PM