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    I have been using a Uni-thread furled leader for a couple of years now. Rog1 gave me one to try out on one of his trips to the park. I really like the way they cast a dry fly. No coils to straighten out like mono, and a little float paste keeps them on top all day. I have not ever seen them in fly shops, only mono furled or twisted styles. Does anyone else use them or make their own locally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troutman View Post
    I have been using a Uni-thread furled leader for a couple of years now. Rog1 gave me one to try out on one of his trips to the park. I really like the way they cast a dry fly. No coils to straighten out like mono, and a little float paste keeps them on top all day. I have not ever seen them in fly shops, only mono furled or twisted styles. Does anyone else use them or make their own locally?
    Handy I recently posted elsewhere about them.

    I suspect you know all the benefits. I don't think I will ever go back to tapered leaders. One $10-$15 leader lasts a season or more. I loop to loop connect to the fly line and clinch knot tippet to the ring. No blood, surgeons, etc. are required to add tippet. Less time with too short a leader, less time adding tippet, more time fishing.

    I've been using Streamside Leaders (single man operation near Chicago) for 4 years. Michael offers many options on the leader; different materials, (all uni thread, bifilament, all mono, spectra); leg numbers, colors (30+ and up to 3 in a leader); length; and even a choice between 4 different tippet ring shapes or a shorb loop. I typically receive the leaders from him within 5 days of my order, shipped for free.

    I think bigsur uses streamside as well.

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    Thanks for the info on streamside leaders. They seem to make everything and lots of color choices. I just ordered some uni thread furled leaders last night from Quigley's. I tie my own tapered mono leaders for bass fishing and add a tippet ring. It sure makes it easy to change out tippet sizes. I may try some of streamside's in the future.

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    I've been really happy this year using Cutthroat Leaders for dry fly.

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    I'm using Cutthroat Furled leaders too. Very happy with them.

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    I visited the cutthroat site and did some reading. A lot of the issues they talk about with standard leaders, I have been having. I ordered some of their leaders and am looking forward to trying them.

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    Used the cutthroat leaders today. Excellent product!

    I am ordering more for several other rods. They may appear a little pricey, but are actually cheaper than replacing a whole leader.

    Sets were quick and after adding the flotation paste, they floated all day long.

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    just ordered a bunch of furled leaders from streamside . they are having a buy one get one sale for christmas fyi

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    I have been using the same all mono furled leader since March this year. It's 7' model wth shorb loop instead of tippet ring. It usually ends up being 11'-15' after tippet depending on single or tandem flies. I got it from one of the guys on eBay that was recommended on one of the fly fishing forums. I love it compared to a regular tapered mono leader. It is still in great shape after being used once a week every week occasionally twice/week all season. With some paste floatant it will ride high for a couple hours of constant fishing, then have to dry it and reapply. That's pretty good compared to regular leaders but the only thing that I think could be better, maybe I'll try a thread furled or one of the thread/mono hybrids to see if they hold floatant longer. I won't be going back to tapered or knotted leaders, not by choice anyway.

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