Furled leader length
If this has been posted before, please disregard, I didn't see it.
I love the furled leaders which were sent to me by board members...at the same time, I also love fishing long leaders, especially with mixed surface currents and eddies. I feel I get a longer drift (slightly). I have trouble turning over 4' of tippet at the end of a "standard" furled leader.
That said, has anyone used an extremely long 10-12' or better leaders for fishing other than Tenkara? Does it work well? Would grey thread negate the visibility of having only a foot of tippet out the end?
Are you using thread leaders exclusivly? Leaders made from 4# test mono or fluoro are a bit more agressive and will turn over more tippet. With a 7' mono/fluoro leaders I use 6' of tippet.
I can turn over 6 feet of tippet with a 6 foot 6 inch furled leader. That is if it is not too windy...YMMV
4 lb?! That has got to be a monster leader. 2lb max here. I do use 10' leaders. I been reading about the long leadersand the furled just makes it that much easier, even with my 8'6 JWF. I would love to send you ont to try. I have a special mono or thread.
Not really Joni, there is only .001 differance between 2# & 4# Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon. Not noticable and you get a 12# leader.
Originally Posted by Jack Hise
Interesting, hasn't been my findings. I will stick with the 2 lb. Seems more supple...to me.
I have both, but like the thin profile of the thread leaders. I know so little about them...but will try the mono one with longer tippet.
The Tenkara furled leader thread was what set my brain thinking
You would like the material I make my MONO out of, I think.
If you fish waters like Montana and Idaho that are full of hungry trout and many waters that have NO pressure, the leader length might not matter. I have been reading about the LOCH style. The gentleman in the picture is a good friend Devon. I made these out of furled leaders and the tippet is where that tags are. Made it easier to roll cast it away from the boat.
In the latest issue of American Angler, there is a wonderful article of the benefits of the long leaders.
While searching however, I ran across this. Reminded me of the past post about "furling?" without a jig.
Not discounting you experience John, hope you are not discounting mine. The post was not about material but length. I just want to say I am always in a learning mode. Long leaders have peeked my interest as well.
I never said thread leaders were not a good choice. I believe they are the most supple of any out there and most versatile, but I will not say that mono does not have a place. It most certainly does and I am not talking just stillwater. I have a mono that is not like the any other I have tried. It is truly wonderful. I fish a lot of rivers, just don't post pictures. For a 10' to 12' leader in which you want to ad 10' to 8' of tippet, I would not over look mono.
John, can you post a picture of 2" to the ring in thread so everyone can see the difference?