Barrio furled tapered leaders have been designed to smooth the transition of energy from your fly line to your tippet. Tapers dissipate energy and help to control turnover, which leads to improved delivery and presentation of your fly.
Our furled tapered leaders are available in three lengths and two presentation types, light and medium.
Length: 5 ft Presentation Type: Light
Length: 5 ft Presentation Type: Medium
Length: 7 ft Presentation Type: Light
Length: 7 ft Presentation Type: Medium
Length: 9 ft Presentation Type: Light
Length: 9 ft Presentation Type: Medium
The light presentation leaders are for the more delicate presentation of smaller flies with a corresponding lower diameter tippet.
The medium presentation leaders are for the slightly more powerful turnover of larger, bushier flies and a corresponding higher diameter tippet.
Our furled tapered leaders are easy to use, simply attach the leader to your fly line with a loop to loop connection and then tie your chosen length of tippet to the seamless ring. They fish well with 2 to 7 ft of tippet, but some of you might find that you can enjoy fishing slightly longer.
Made with furled fine monofilament strands, our leaders are strong, long lasting, supple, and have very little memory compared to a standard mono tapered leader. Furled taper designs can be as fast or slow, delicate or powerful as the maker wishes, superb properties for fly fishing applications. Furled leaders also have a level of shock absorbing elasticity that is really useful for protecting fine tippets.
Price: £4.80 including worldwide shipping.
If the leader is twisted, simply stretch it lightly in short arm lengths like you would a mono tapered leader, it will soon be straight and supple.
Longer lengths of leader and tippet fish well in ideal conditions, shorter lengths can be helpful in windy conditions.
Beginners will usually find shorter furled tapered leaders easier to cast and with shorter lengths of tippet.
Try applying Barrio Line Care to the leaders if you would like them to float higher, or sinking products like Xink for slightly sub surface fishing.
Basic Leader/Tippet Suggestions
Here are a few basic leader/tippet suggestions to get you started. You will soon find yourself experimenting with different lengths and diameters of tippet in the search for your personal preferences!
5 ft furled tapered leader - 3 ft tippet - dropper fly - 3 ft tippet - point fly.
Standard Dry Fly
7 ft furled tapered leader - 5 ft tippet - point fly.
Small Stream Dry Fly
5 ft furled tapered leader - 3 ft tippet - point fly.
Dry Fly In Windy Conditions
7 ft furled tapered leader - 3 ft tippet - point fly.
Dry Fly In Tricky/Flat Conditions
9 ft furled tapered leader - 7 ft tippet - point fly.
I haven't suggested tippet diameters ( 0X to 7X ) because these really depend on your fly size.
The tippet lengths will work as one piece of single diameter tippet if you want to keep things simple.
But presentation can be improved by 'stepping' the tippet lengths into two diameters (or even three).
For example, the Standard Dry Fly 5 ft tippet suggested would be better as 3+2, say 3ft of 4X (0.18mm) + 2 ft of 6X (0.14mm).
You could also try Small Stream 3ft = 2+1, Windy Conditions 3 ft = 2+1 and Tricky/Flat 7 ft = 4+3 for example, to explore what suits you best.