Anyone making/selling furled leaders?

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by herl, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. herl

    herl Member

    I did get a 10' 6/7wt spey leader from that stinkdog leaders guy - along with several others. Unfortunately I have not had a chance to really put the spey leader through the paces so I can't give you a full report on that, yet. The other furled leaders work great - they really help with turnover so I see no reason that the spey leader will not work great too.

    Only two drawbacks that I can see (and they could be significant).
    1) The larger diameter of the leader will slow the sink rate (or speed the ascent) of your fly in moving water. I plan to have some made with fluorocarbon to help offset this.
    2) These leaders lay out straight - this is good most times, but it can be a problem when fishing dries if you want some extra slack in the leader to get a longer drag free drift. I guess it could be remedied by adding more tippet in those circumstances.

    Overall - A furled leader will really help your casting, especially in the wind, or if you are having trouble getting your leader/fly to turn over nicely.

    Eric
     
  2. ddaugher

    ddaugher New Member

    let me know what you think... for all who are still curious... I am running a special right now on ebay... BOGO... check out the site... http://www.stinkdogleaders.com and click on 'order'... it will direct you to the ebay product.

    I am curious to know what everyone thinks of my furled leaders. I am getting ready to leave for a 7 day trip in CA next wednesday.

    if anyone is interested in spey leaders... please contact me via the website and we can make exactly what you are looking for.

    thanks!
    dj