Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Furled Leaders

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    218

    Default Furled Leaders

    With all the recent talk about leaders lately I started researching furled leaders. Who likes them, who hates them, who makes there own? I think I am going to try and make up a couple and see if I like them.
    --Griff--

    All those who believe in Telekinesis, please raise my hand.

    50.67% of all statistics are made up.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Posts
    906

    Default Re: Furled Leaders

    Good topic....I picked up my first ones last month and gave them a try on my annual fall trip in the Park. Previously I had been using a knotless tapered leader for the last several years. What I liked most about the leaders was the ability to replace or change tippet material with little effort. The leaders I was using were 5 1/2 feet long for 2-4 wt lines....Traditionally I fish the smaller water and don't use a leader over 7'.... so with these I was having to use a leader a little longer than I was used to.....I did like the way they turned over and found after the first day that I was adapting to the look and delivery....they do require some dressing and the results on how long they floated varied from day to day....all in all I liked using them and plan on using them again the next time I get to hit the water.....while they cost a little more initially I think thank by the end of a fishing season the cost will equal out from not having to keep replacing the other leaders....for a week of fishing this year I used one furled leader and only part of a spool of tippet vs. 2 to 3 std. leaders....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    160

    Default Re: Furled Leaders

    I've never used one. BUT I used to use the braided leaders by Orvis, which are similar. I think braided leaders are awesome for small streams like most anything around the Smokies. They are durable and cast great. But I like them a lot less when you are fishing bigger, flatter, brighter, deeper water, like the Caney or Holston or whatnot. I used the Orvis braids for about 8 years before deciding about 5 years ago that knotless, tapered mono leaders work just fine for me regardless of the water I'm on. So out of laziness I don't bother with the braids any more.

    Josh

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    128

    Default Re: Furled Leaders

    Use them alot when going for smallies in murky waters. I have been told that because of the clear water in the park you will have better luck with a tapered leader. I general think they are great and make for a quick change after I get snarled in the trees, but I dont believe they work well in the smokies. Speaking of leader sizes. I went for using 5X to 6X and my production really inproved.

Similar Threads

  1. thread furled leaders
    By Troutman in forum Tackle and Gear
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-11-2016, 04:11 PM
  2. Furled Leaders?
    By MadisonBoats in forum Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-13-2016, 10:21 AM
  3. furled leaders....
    By dalerio in forum Smoky Mountain Fishing
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 07-07-2010, 04:33 PM
  4. blue sky furled leaders
    By Troutman in forum Tackle and Gear
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-09-2007, 03:11 PM
  5. Furled leaders
    By Freestone in forum Tackle and Gear
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-27-2007, 11:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •