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A1 furled leaders - 3 pack 6, 9, 12, 15, 25lb options

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A1 furled leaders - 3 pack 6, 9, 12, 15, 25lb options

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3 furled leaders in YOUR CHOICE of SIZES for an amazing $19.95 !

We have furled leaders in 6lb, 9lb, 12lb, 15lb or 25lb. Choose from the drop down menu when purchasing.
 
3pack -  8FT  A1 TAPERED FURLED LEADERS
  • Produced by one of the leading USA leader Companies
  • Most up to date co-polymer properties available
  • Super Clear & Undetectable
  • Pre-looped ends
  • Tough Abrasive material with superior Knot strength 

    No other leader will do as much to improve your casting and presentation as the furled leader. This type of leader excels in every type of water from fishing tiny dry flies on small inland streams and crystal clear spring ponds to heavy streamers and nymphs on the Lakes through to all saltwater applications. Casting and presentation will improve dramatically.

Fishing spring creeks and freestones the required casts are more usually short than long and need to be accurate and delicate. One could say it is pretty tight water that presents some challenges to one's casting abilities. In confined areas there isn't the opportunity to have much fly line out the end of the rod. Often the length of fly line needed, plus the leader for the right casting distance would be insufficient to load the rod for an overhead cast. Roll casting is more difficult as well the ability to place so little line on the water to create enough tension to make a cast. A conventional tapered monofilament leader won't help the situation, often refusing to turn over a fly or destroying the accuracy needed. Using a furled leader however makes life much easier. Roll cast with confidence and accuracy. There's no difference in having enough fly line hanging outside the tip to load the rod or not. The suppleness and mass of the furled leader turns over and straightens the tippet to fly every time.

Another advantage is the furled leader helps make just about anyone's casting look good. The furled leader improves presentation in other ways too. Trout inhabitants don't take kindly to sloppy casting fly fishers and leaders crashing and splattering the water's surface. The furled leader picks up with very little water disturbance and after the cast settles on the water's surface ever so gently, barely causing a dimple where it landed.

Often because of the general unfamiliarity with the furled leader, it is confused with the braided leader. The confusion is understandable. Literature about furled leaders is difficult to find. Both braided and furled leaders are quite supple and their appearance is similar but there are major differences between them. The manufacturing processes are not at all the same. Braiding is a process resulting in leaders having a hollow air core. Braided leader butts are generally much bulkier than the furled leader butts since they have this hollow core. The air core tends to absorb and hold water discharging it in a fine mist pattern during each cast. On the other hand, since the furled leader is constructed of densely twined strands and not braided the resulting leader butt is entirely solid throughout the cross-section of its diameter and holds or absorbs no water.

There are numerous advantages to the furled leader design which when compared to conventional tapered leaders (either knotted or knotless) outweighs any disadvantages. Co-polymer or 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. These characteristics of suppleness and mass can help to provide important and noticeable effects and improvements in one's casting and presentation. Tighter casting loops, resistance to so-called wind knots and the ability to turn over the fly even at short distances are some of these effects. The furled leader will easily turn over and straighten even a 3' or 4' tippet. This option to extend tippet lengths makes it possible to use shorter leaders overall without worrying about spooking fish or having some of the problems associated with using longer leaders. A shorter leader, say 7-8ft is very helpful in improving control and accuracy, especially for those of us with modest casting skills.

Because of their suppleness, furled leaders help to reduce surface drag. The furled leader also acts as a shock absorber protecting against over striking and preventing light tippets from breaking while playing a fish. The leader acts much like a spring; storing and releasing energy as force is applied or relaxed. In a well-designed furled leader this inherent stretching ability will usually be around 15% of its length. Another important attribute of the furled leader is durability. These leaders just don't seem to wear out. They are tough and can last several seasons of use. On the water, one simply changes tippet sizes or lengths to accommodate changing conditions or choice of fishing methods and flies.

Furled leaders will also untangle easily and the leader will not be damaged at all. Stretch it gently along its length and the leader will straighten itself out. The key to casting with these leaders is to relax. Don't force it. The leaders cast best using a smooth casting stroke. Lastly, furled leaders are more expensive than conventional tapered leaders. Prices for commercially made furled leaders range from around $12-$20 each. The higher price is still a good value though because of the furled leader's tremendous durability and simplicity in adapting the same leader butt section to different fishing requirements and fly sizes.

The delicacy of the furled leader is a great tool for fishing tiny flies. The furled leader has as many benefits working with larger flies too. There is the delicacy, but also a great deal of power. The furled leader excels in long casts and punching a fly through windy conditions often present on open big-water, in fresh and saltwater situations. 

Fish lightweight size furled leaders with all small flies and light line rods typically from one to four-weights used on the smaller inland trout streams. On 5-7wt rods the medium size leaders do duty with small/medium size flies. Match up the medium-weight leaders with 7+wt lines for weighted streamers, nymphs and bulkier flies. Heavier leaders will turn over sizable Deceivers and weighted Clouser-type flies while the extra heavyweight leaders above 12lb will manhandle big bass flies and the large saltwater flies on more formidable gear. 

 All the furled leaders utilize pre-looped ends to loop connect the leader to the fly line and to loop connect various tippets to the leader. There are no noticeable hinging effects and the system works very well.

The furled leader is an exciting design that does so much to improve fly fishing skill and appreciation. Try them !

Price: $45.00 $19.95


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