We have teamed up with Luke Bannister to offer these exquisite Furled Leaders. Luke is the only name you need for furled leaders in the UK, having taken over the production from Rod Dibble, who some of you will no doubt know. Over the years Rod developed some excellent tapers and has been kind enough to pass on all of his leader designs, as well as his Furling boards, so that Luke can continue to make them in the same way.
If you have never used a Furled Leader, then now is the ideal time, great for both dry fly and nymph work, the presentation is the best you can get.
These super leaders were developed by Rod Dibble and Stuart Crofts. Specifically designed for ultra light and accurate presentation of dry flies and unweighted nymphs to spooky wild Browns, these lines are 9ft long and for use with Tenkara rods in the 11ft to 13ft range..
Available in 9ft lengths they offer the ultimate in presentation and drag free drifts. Spun from fine Bennechi 12/0 thread, with an orange indicator tip loop and fine attachment to the lillian, this furled leader is perfect for the various tactics of Tenkara fishing.
The furled leader has supple woven shorb loop at the point end giving a smooth transition throughout to the tippet. The spun construction gives the leader excellent shock absorbing qualities, vital for protecting fine tippets and reducing the numbers of bumped fish.
When fishing a dry fly lightly dress the furled leader with Mucilin or Gink to give it excellent buoyancy. If conditions are more suited to wet flies or nymph fishing,
then dress the indicator section of the leader with Xink (to replicate a sink tip) or Mucilin to help it float (think spanish style nymphing).
The leader is for use with Tenkara rods around the 11ft to 13ft range. Because of the lightness in presentation there is no need to "stagger" the front tippet. 3 or 4ft of 6x (3lb) is all that is needed to get the best out of this superb leader.
Once again, these are shipped free of charge to anywhere in the world.
Go on ... you won't regret it.