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 best suited to lighter lines.
Available in 3.5ft or 4.5ft lengths they offer the ultimate in presentation and drag free drifts. Spun from fine Bennechi 12/0 thread, theses leaders will compliment lines from 1wt to 5wt. Easy to attach and durable, this furled leader is perfect for the various tactics of ultralight river fishing.
The furled leader has supple woven shorb loop at each end giving a smooth transition through fly line, tapered 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 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 leader with Xink and the set up will work as a gentle sinking tip.
The leader is best suited to lighter rods around the 3wt to 5wt and up to around 9ft.
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.
Here's a few videos Luke made to whet your appetite:
Go on ... you won't regret it.