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Furled Leader

Allen fly fishing
Got my combo yesterday.  8 weight rod, reel with backing, line and tapered leader, reel case and a rod case. Excellent response time and it looks like good equipment.  I'll be using it nest
On tube flies?
I use mostly the HMH system with connector link at the back that kind of holds your hook orientation fairly well. So hook point down I've had no issue with my Gray Ghosts tracking upright. At least no
You will need to cast at least twice the water's depth for even a short time on the bottom. Think of the geometry angles and your line as the hypotenuse. Three times the water's depth or more for effe
April Flies From The Vise
Some furled chenille worms.   Picked up a 10 inch crappie today on the fluorescent yellow bead head one.   [attachment=67407:P4140193.JPG]   Small generic bait fish pattern tied on
Casting with tippet rings/swivels
I searched the threads regarding tippet rings, but saw almost nothing about how they cast; how the leader lays out.  Concerned that the leader would hinge at the ring/micro swivel.  One comm
Yearly trips
I'm kind of gearing up for a trip to the Little Red River in Arkansas. Probably do that in early May before school lets out and we get a houseful of grand kids for the summer. I'll probably get a cabi
Using hooks from the mid-90s
If the hooks were ever good and are not rusty nor have been heated to over 600F then they will still be good. I have lots of Mustad hooks that I bought in the '70s. I break barbs prior to tying and if
Biscayne nights - Everglades days, 11-18 March
Black drum can be tough on a lure (and even tougher on the fly...).  That day, though, we'd found a big school of them (all 14 to about 20lbs) packed together like a school of mullet pushing alon
sorry Kevin..i should have mentioned that it is a furled leader..
Cap't Bob, you do spend a lot of time doing knots and leaders for your rigging. Makes sweetwater gear fishing or fly fishing simple by comparison. One thing I've also grown to depend on over the years
Leaders for large Streamers
I usually use a furled leader and attach my tippet to that.   When I'm fishing a streamer, like Mike, I usually go with a straight piece of  fluorocarbon 6 to 8 foot long.  Dependi
March Flies From The Vise
Just a little tip you might want to try.  Have fun Denduke![/quote] The lakes here in Dixie have lotta chironomids in them so been using popper dropper. Problem is tying a clinch knot to the pop
Tippet for Erie steelhead
Suggestions needed currently using 16lb. steelhead leader & 10lb. Fluorocarbon line as tippet material. Fish sometimes break my tippet & in fast water they always seem to get unhooked. Also ev
Mono rigging
46 foot leader?     Given that probably 6 of 10 people waving a fly rod can not cast 46 feet with a "normal" leader, and probably 8 of ten cannot  cast 46 feet with any accura
April Fools Warm Water Swap...
Thanks Mike I have been admiring your flies for years and am excited to having won it. I hope to be able to report my results with it later in the summer. Right now it's snowing again, so it's going
Big Catfish and a Broken 4wt
Actually since it's a fixed line and the fish can't run far, the fight is pretty short. The fish can't make long screaming runs that you have to retrieve one turn at a time. I'll try to get a shot of
A simpler floatier Rusty Spinner?
I absolutely hate fishing spinner patterns. They're impossible to see on the surface, they will spin when you cast and put twist in your leader, and they often won't float well after a few fish. Lucki
Flu season nothing to sneeze at...
129 deaths in OK alone, mostly the young or the old and unhealthy like me. I wear a med mask when anyone comes to visit and whenever I go into town for anything. Laugh but for me with COPD and under 5
Pike/Muskie leader questions
Great info here, the decision is what works for you. Will you change flies a lot or stick with one? If you do, you might want to put a snap on the end of the leader. If you look at the terminal set u
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
Thanks a lot for all the info guys. My only comment, which was touched upon in a few places, is about using that bare hook area to snell a leader. This would make a lot more sense to me if you used a
What weight dumbbell eyes for Clousers?
I could use any of those, I normally use bead chain though. Just enough to make the hook ride up or plenty to make the fly a jig. My take on it is deeper equals heavier and faster equals heavier and b
February Flies from the Vise
Nice start to the month, Kimo! Early attempts on the furled worm thing.
Chenille substitute for Rich's Worm
Kimo has some real nice flies in the January flies from the vise thread that look a lot like that. He said he used a furled dubbing loop I think. Here's a link to one similar.
Trolling Flies
My fly rods don't have snake guides on them.  Where's that leave me?    I've trolled flies a couple of times, twice in salt water, when we were hitting snapper blues, once up in Norther
Our Favorite Things?
Least favorite -- pocket lint flies!  I get the proportions all wrong, lose them on the tying desk,  can't get a leader through the eye on stream, pop the whispy leaders all the time, and fo
Dragons tails?
Flats you could always just use a versa leader when needed then you don't have to go through tube hassle of switching lines. I usually fish with a suspending line for bass the sink rate is so slow I
Leader making
Nothing like leader making to complicate the otherwise simple. Being the minimalist that I try to be I've learned there's no real need to make this difficult. I simply use a five to seven foot furled
Giant poppers...
There might be a better way... Most that I know quit making giant poppers - instead they make giant popper heads with a hole in them so that you can slide a bite tippet through them - then tie on your
A Curmudgeon Moment
color me curmudgeon, moderately In truth many of the new materials and right now patterns are great to look at and often very realistic. Some bugs I see posted on the 'net look alive, make you reach f
January Flies from the Vise
Kimo I really like the Finesse worms About some insight on how you tie them. Just a furled dubbing loop. Got the idea from Jay Zimmerman's new Bass book. I also have one of my smallie pics in the
Promising weather report
Poopdeck I'm doing the same thing, spooled the jigging rod and put fresh leader on the tip ups. I use a inexpensive plastic kids sled with a plastic storage box and my auger bungeed to the top. Need r
Saltwater hooks
If you have your leader constructed so its even possible to break or bend a hook, you are risking your whole flyline.. Fly guys who fish salmon and steelhead in rivers here (New York tributaries) comm
Christmas brookies on a coyote streamer
I like to use streamers for native brookies. I use a larger gap barbless hook. IMO they cant get the hook that far in their mouth so 99% of my hook sets are right in the top of their mouth. As with mo
Bling Midge
5-6 in my limited experience, yes on indicators.  If drift boat in use.   Hope McFly will ring in, because I am curious if advances in leader tech allows a larger tippet strength.  Had
Giving Feather Emporium a second chance?
No need to apologize to me ever. The diverse and differing opinions of others or the responses to my opinions do not offend me in the least. You would have to cross my leader to begin to offend me.
VersiTip question
You posted the pics while I was typing; I would just tie a loop in the butt of a long leader and connect to the WF.
skagit for spring creeks / small trout streams?
If you can roll cast 30ft you got it knocked on small streams, that is true enough. But Spey casting hits it's own on medium and large rivers with back cover IMO. I've never been able to roll cast my
Perfection Loop
The Perfection Loop is an amazing knot for making loops on monofilament fishing line or nylon leader.  It is strong, and makes a beautiful knot!  Its small, and goes through guides pretty ea
Full Sinking Line in Heavier Weights
Me too, fly fishing over other types. But I don't fish sinking lines at all.  I've fished water as deep as 12 feet or so, by using that long of a leader/tippet.  But all my fly lines are flo
Nice Christmas Gift
For anyone looking for a nice gift - Bass Pro Shops has two special edition Hobbs Creek Fly outfits on sale now for $69.97. These are 4 pc rods (either 8' 6" for a 5 weight or 9' for an 8 weight). In
Crappie fly fishing
The depth thing maybe an issue. My only non wff lines are a 7wt sink tip and a 10wt intermediate. I was thinking about trying a hopper dropper. But maybe I can gain some depth with two weighted flies,
Partridge Feathers
Hey Joe !!! Seems like it's been a long time since you posted last. Are you still making furled leaders?   If you are, there might be some people on here willing to trade you the feathers you wan
Yes, I'm still tying furled leaders
Furled leaders. Your choice of colors, depending on availability from my supplier. I make them in 3’ – 5’ – 6’ & 7’ lengths. I don’t believe you will find
November Flies from the Vise
Bimini, have any rubber legs or spinnerbait skirt? It makes great worm flies if it's furled, one up front and one in the back.
Wooly Bugger Twist
I think he is talking about twist in the leader/tippet, not the tying thread.   Is the new hackle stiffer? Stiffer hackle is more wind resistant and that can cause a fly to spin on the cast/
Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout...
re: fouling and current induced undulation that insinuates "life" and suggests the predatory notion to "eat me"... sometimes compromise can be a good thing... Over-lining, shortening th
Tenkara is just for little fish...
Nice catches on your tenkara. I always like discussions on leaders but the distinction between a furled leader and a simple twisted leader has blurred over the years where everything is now called a f
Tie fly so it floats just below the surface
If you want to fish a pattern like a midge or other small pattern just under the film, use the greased leader tactic/technique. I put fly floatant on the leader and tippet to float it BUT I do NOT tre
Show Us Your Tube Flies
The goal for this topic is to share what we know and have discovered about tube flies. A place where we can learn to use the basic components, techniques, and materials. To rig a tube fly, simply thre
Show your bench
World headquarters poopdeck bait and tackle. This is not a dedicated tying area since I like to be mobile with my tying stuff. I do everything from flies to furled leaders, lanyard making, saltwater p
Carrie Stevens style
Noahguide if you plan on fishing these, 2xl or 3xl are better. Although 6xl is true to the original style tying, the longer hook gives the fish a mechanical advantage to spit the hook. To get a long
Cortland "MICRON" fly line backing
Just about all dacron lines can be spliced (although they're not quite the same as "hollow core" lines which are actually designed to lay flat on when wound on a spool..).  The classic method use
Went nuts and ordered an HMH Tube spinner vise
Thanks fshng2 ! It's pretty smooth and I like the tapered pins.   I use the junction tube right now. I also have some Polytube, in the medium and large sizes the hook will go right into the tube.
Bass fly line question
I have the Rio outbound short full sinking like it quite a lot. I also used a sa titan taper which I also like. I have an sa sonar intermediate for my 4wt it's a fantastic line if I had to pick one li
Sculpin fun
Most sculpin patterns for trout up unitil a few years ago when big, segmented models with tandem hooks became fairly common were tied on single hooks. By reducing hook size -- down to 8, maybe 10 -- a
ID-ing Mystery Fly Lines
I came across a few new points -- fro me at least -- since my first post.   From another site a guy said to use an empty toilet paper spool to hold your line on small scales.   From AAFTMA t
DO NOT absentmindedly.....
My last bonehead move was chatting with my buddy while rigging at the car and getting distracted while making the loop-to-loop connection of a fresh leader to my line. I must have not looped the leade
Homemade Shanks
I have used .032 stainless safety wire. Got it from a friend in aviation maintenance along with a pair of wire twisting pliers. It is a little soft compared to leader wire but once twisted it seems to
tiny fly questions
Small dry flies? Two words,  Davidson River. In North Carolina there is a trout hatchery about Brevard on the Davidson. I routinely fish 26 and 28 sized dry flies. There are many trout over 20 in
Dropper Fly?
Think yourself lucky you can get away with one fly. Here, on the lochs, three is the norm. With four being as common as two. The flies work together as a "team". Often the fish will come to one but ta
September flies from the vise
Thanks! The hook is a generic terrestrial, size 6. The tail is a furled piece of peacock colored diamond braid. The wings is a bit of congo hair The body is a couple of rubber legs wrapped around the
Mop Fly Variant
I really like Bass Eelie Is that furled?
Interesting you mention dat vicente...ever caught an eel or a cutlass fish in the salt. At first a jolt then they seem to "back up" if you will then make short runs/head shakes and the fight came to
My fly spins when cast
I make 10 casts right handed, then 10 casts left handed. This straightens the leader out.   And with some flies it's just not possible to avoid completely. Like spiral said, it's wings to the sid
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