[Video] How to Make a Furled Leader

I’ve always been curious about furled leaders but have not tried making them so when I found this week’s Fly Fishing Tip on making furled leaders I was pretty psyched.

Advantages of Furled Leaders

So why bother making furled leaders? I asked the same question of some friends in one of the forums I belong to and here is what one had to say,

“Zero memory, they turn over much better then tapered leaders, they’re cheap and fun to tie. I use 6 lb. test cheap Trilene for fresh water use, it takes about 22 feet to make a 5 foot leader then I add 4x tippet with a loop to loop connection and then 5x with a triple surgeons knot to finish the deal for a total of 10 feet. For salt water fishing I use 17 lb test for the furled leader and add 16 lb test fluorocarbon as a tippet.”

If you have experience (good, bad or otherwise) making and/or fishing furled leaders, share your experience with our readers by leaving us a comment below.


About the Author Ken Sperry

Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and is on a quest to map the best places for fly fishing in America. He created DIY Fly Fishing and the DIY Fly Fishing App to share this information and help you find new places to fish. Have a question? You can get in touch with Ken here.