The Furled Leaders we sell are made in the Eden Valley, a stone’s throw from edenMade.
They are made from top quality German thread which produces a very supple leader. Simply fantastic for dry fly angling, they are also excellent for nymphs and the duo.
A quick wipe with red Mucilin paste will keep them floating high in the water and prevent line spray when lifting off. They come in three lengths 3′, 4′ or 5′ and can be fitted with either a Riverge tippet ring or a shorb loop at no extra charge. The tippet ring makes it easier to change tippet with less risk of cutting the leader. However, some prefer the super softness of just a thread loop connection.
Furled leaders help prevent drag unlike mono tapered leaders, which are stiff in comparison and cause drag sooner. They also act like a shock absorber when striking into a fish which protects light tippets.
Providing you don’t cut the threads, they last a very long time and the more you grease them the better they become.
Furlies made from mono are also available for turning over larger flies or lures.
They come with an instruction leaflet and are very easy to use and maintain.
Most people that now use them, will never go back to mono tapered leaders.
The length of the leader is usually determined by the rod length:
7′ and smaller rods = 3′ leader
7’6″ to 8’6″ rod = 4′ leader
9′ rod and above = 5′ leader