Furled leaders were invented in the 1700’s – woven by hand from silk or horse hair. Production technology eliminated their commercial availability and use. However, it has many advantages and dry fly fishers, as well as, saltwater anglers have revitalized their use. Read More »
This article was originally from FlyfishUSA website (page now defunct). Note: The brands mentioned in this article are sold by FlyfishUSA.
Fly Fishing Leaders, their construction and formulae for trout, steelhead and salmon.
Understanding Fly Leaders
Having an understanding of leader material and a practised knowledge of reliable fishing knots is as important to the angler as knowing how to cast. Read More »
“Today there are more choices than ever when it comes to tapered leaders and I think most people are content to use the manufactured, knot-less variety. But, as with fly tying, there’s a good bit of satisfaction and knowledge to be gained by building your own. Read More »
LeaderCalc is an online tool that allows you to calculate the section lengths of your knotted leaders based on a large number of leader formulas including some of the best known and most popular leader designs available.