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#11655606 - 06/08/16 07:24 PM Furled leaders for bass
2dogkayak Offline
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Does anyone use them?

Fluorocarbon?

What is the advantage?

Bill

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#11656312 - 06/09/16 05:58 AM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
I do, but not fluorocarbon, not that I'd have anything against it.

The advantage, in my mind, is that it turns a fly over nicely. By using it I can use shorter tippets. They aren't necessary, but I do like them.
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#11656313 - 06/09/16 06:04 AM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
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rrhyne56 on here makes some nice ones. I have one of his large flouro ones.
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#11656396 - 06/09/16 07:23 AM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
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Furled leaders shine in delicate presentation of smaller flies. The whole energy management/dissipation curve is nicer.
For laying a big old fat bug out there with a plop, they are not at all necessary. But they sure do cast nice!

I got out of the furled leader business a while back. Just wasn't viable for me. But there are plenty of folks out there who do sell them and, truth be told, it's not a huge investment to set up and learn how.
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#11657177 - 06/09/16 01:31 PM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni
Never fly fish without them. I have posted this video on how to make them yourself before. For fishing the lake I use 10lb P-line fluro coated co-poly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbcVaEe3RIs
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#11657199 - 06/09/16 01:42 PM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
Catfish676 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/14
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Loc: Fort Worth
Would you mind sharing the contact info of someone who still makes them? Thanks.

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#11657232 - 06/09/16 01:58 PM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/14
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Loc: Bosque County, Texas
I always try to support local business when possible - but living out in the boonies that can be problematic - so I order mine off amazon and get them in the mail. There are multiple varieties listed on there. Just about anything for fly fishing is listed on there.
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#11657764 - 06/09/16 06:45 PM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
txbassnewbie Offline
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Registered: 07/02/14
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Loc: Flower Mound
I use a furled leader for bass, I use a 2 and 3 foot on my fly rods. I like mine with tippet ring on the end and then use either fluorocarbon or mono line connected to the tippet ring. I bought mine on ebay

for me the main advantage is that I can just cut the line off the tippet ring and use a new piece instead of just connecting a new piece to the leader.


Edited by txbassnewbie (06/09/16 06:46 PM)

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#11657771 - 06/09/16 06:47 PM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
Turf Dawg Offline
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Loc: Gainesville [Callisburg]
I love Cutthroat Leaders. I have thread and flouro
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#11657823 - 06/09/16 07:08 PM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
pearow Offline
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Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
I've used them for years; flor and regular mono. I still am using some Robin made for me years ago; they're tough if you clean them occasionally I am partial to the 3 foot for my lighter brim rods. They turn the fly over better than the tapered mono; they are easy to work with, especially those with the tippet ring. I use the 3 foot flor when I fish for bass using the weedless deer hair divers; really enhances the action of the fly-p-

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#11659014 - 06/10/16 11:53 AM Re: Furled leaders for bass [Re: 2dogkayak]
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Registered: 01/02/03
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
I make them out of braid.. best for heavy rods & short big bass leaders where pure strength is needed when trying to horse bass out of cover.. but these work just fine for lighter flies and rods.
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