Upper Longtown Beat River Monnow
Upper Longtown beat of the river Monnow
How they are made
Furled leaders are made from a range of threads. Mine are made from the following materials; copolymer, fluorocarbon and Uni-thread. The materials are twisted together to form the tapered leader. The leaders have either a sorb loop or ring at the tip end and a sorb loop at the butt end. They range in length from about a metre to over three metres.
Advantages of furled leaders
1 Better power transfer from the fly line to fly at the end of the cast, which results in better turnover of the fly.
2 Improves fly casting and reduces tangles.
3 More delicate fly presentation.
4 Leaders are designed to match the fly line weight.
5 A range of different tapers can be produced including forward tapered leaders