Furled Leader - Nymphing Hi-Viz
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.
This is the ideal furled leader for Nymph fishing . The turnover of these leaders has to be seen to be believed.
Available in either 4ft or 6ft lengths, this Hi Visibility Furled Leader is Ideal for nymphing. The bright colours makes it possible to track the leader down into to water,
making it easy to detect the slightest of takes. Best suited to lines from 3 to 6 wt, the leader is powerful enough to help turnover heavier flies and bugs.
The furled leader has supple woven shorb loop at the butt end and a tippet ring at the business end, giving a smooth transition through fly line, furled leader and out to the tippet section. 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 nymph fly lightly dress the tip of the furled leader with Mucilin or Gink to give it excellent buoyancy. If conditions are more suited to wet flies, then dress the leader with Xink and the set up will work as a gentle sinking tip.
For mono tippet we suggest a Surgeons or Perfection Loop on the end of a 30” to 36" length of 5lb (4X) mono. Join on a length of 24” to 30" of 3lb (6X) test using a Double (or Triple) Surgeons knot, if you want to fish a dropper leave one side of the knot untrimmed (the 3lb tail is best). Make the loop to loop connection and you are ready to fish, if you are neat with your Double Surgeon knots the 5lb length will last a long time, change the tippet section when it gets a bit short or collects a few wind knots.
Here's a few videos Luke made to whet your appetite:
Once again, these are shipped free of charge to anywhere in the world.
Go on ... you won't regret it.