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    Kathy Scott's DVD is recommended for the novice, and there is an overwhelming amount of online information about furling. Does anyone have experience with the following book, Furled Leaders: All of the secrets behind creating fly fishing's best leader? http://www.amazon.com/Furled-Leaders.../dp/0982736800 It offers plans for a furling jig, leader formulas, etc. geared primarily toward a beginner. It appears to be a one stop shop to get someone started with some room to explore other leader adjustments. However, I am wondering how well his leaders perform based on the formulas provided? If no experience with aforementioned, what would you suggest to get started in-terms of a furling jig, formulas, etc.? I primarily utilize nymphs for trout. Thanks.

    Ron

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    Unlike many other furlers, I've never seen Kathy's DVD. I know it's good based on conversations I've had with others who have it. I did however start learning from this book. In my opinion I would go with Kathy's DVD before this book. It will give you a foundation on how they are made, but I wasn't satisfied with any depth on anything else. It's been several years since I even looked at the book, but from what I remember it doesn't give any detail on tapers for anything other than a basic leader.

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    Brandon

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    A lot of Praise for Kathy's DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kytroutbum View Post
    A lot of Praise for Kathy's DVD.
    If I make the furling jig according to directions provided on Kathy's DVD, what length of leader can be made and what conditions would it be utilized for? Do you suggest to make the jig longer to begin with? Is there a reference to use as a means to set up peg positions, etc. on how to make other types of leaders based on her approach? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJD31 View Post
    If I make the furling jig according to directions provided on Kathy's DVD, what length of leader can be made and what conditions would it be utilized for? Do you suggest to make the jig longer to begin with? Is there a reference to use as a means to set up peg positions, etc. on how to make other types of leaders based on her approach? Thanks.
    I have Kathy's dvd and with a little help from Jack I made my board to make either 5 or 7 footer's
    But a little info help start off using some cheap sewing thread till you get the hang of it
    The fishing was good it was the catching that was bad

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    If you want to start out with thread, go to the nearest Joann Fabric store and get a spool of this:

    http://www.joann.com/coats-andamp-cl...hread&start=26

    You can practice with this and make leaders you can fish with. One spool will make over 50 6'6" leaders. I like the bright colors and no, they don't spook the fish. Electric yellow is my favorite color. I fish a thread leader of that color 90% of the time.

    Brad
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