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Hemingway's Furled Leader 8ft 5x


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About Furled leaders

Furled leaders were first crafted of horse hair and later of silk imported from the Far East. Now they are hand-woven from over 30-100 m of premium nylon, providing legendary performance.

All of our leaders are hand-crafted and are pre-looped to attach to the fly line using the simple loop-to-loop method. This means if the conditions change, or you wish to use a different fishing method, you can switch to another HEMINGWAY’S leader in seconds.

We have the perfect leader for your fishing.

Just add or replace tippet!

Why Furled leader

Advantages Using The Hemingway’s Furled Leaders

- Change leader and tippet in a flash

- Fight larger fish with lighter tippet

- Cast perfect loops

- Add distance to your cast

- Long leaders cast with ease

- Makes better presentation on the water

- Improves your accuracy

- Lasts longer than a standard mono leader

- Available in floating and sinking models (Sinking models available soon)

- All leaders come with small loop, for easy tippet change

- Include level tipet. Prelooped with Perfection knot

Standard – most wanted universal leader


Materialpremium quality nylon
Line weight3 – 6 wt.
Lenght8  ft.

 Why Consider Trying a Furled Leader?
If you are a knot lover even the thought of tying a knot-less leader might trouble you, But there are some distinct advantages,A furled leader tapers smoothly from butt to tippet. Additionally, a furled leader has no memory (at all). It is as limp as a dishrag. In saltwater fly fishing, folks who swear by single-strand monofilament leaders with multiple complex knots might be convinced that a furled leader is simply out of the question. Consider, however, that furled leaders don’t kink. They have a superior shock absorption that in single-strand leaders is usually incorporated into class tippets (near the fly). they turn over more smoothly than any step-down, knotted leader can. They land on the water like a butterfly ,Perfectly Tapered for perfect "flyline like" turnover

Outlasts Standard Tapered "off-the shelf" Leaders
Effective for both Dry and Wet Fly Fishing
Allows Gentle, Accurate Presentations
Absolutely Free of Line Memory
Drag Free Presentation
Wind Knot Resistant
Tight Casting Loops
Natural Elasticity

All  Hemingways Leaders are available in monofilament or fluorocarbon and come in a variety of strengths and configurations depending upon the fishing situation and preferences of the flyfisher. Most of our furled leaders are offered with  a loop at the tippet end of the leader.  This premium leader has been engineered to give you unparalleled performance and presentation on the water. They have been developed over a span of many years and now have evolved into the best fly fishing leaders on the market.

Hemingways Leaders will greatly improve your casting accuracy and your presentation from beginner to expert alike, which builds tremendous confidence the first time a beginner uses them. In the hands of a veteran fly caster you will swear you can add another 20ft to your cast
The least understood element of a fly fisherman’s equipment is the leader. Anglers spend large sums of money on rods, reels, even flylines, but place relatively little emphasis on the element of tackle that is second only to the fly in proximity to their fish: the leader. Most flyfishermen spend less than $5 on a leader and then wonder why their aggregate system will not accomplish all the things expected of it. It makes little sense to weaken a wonderful set of equipment by forcing yourself to rely on a cheap inferior leader.

Heminways leaders are knotless and will efficiently transmit the energy of the cast every time and because our furled leaders are knotless; there is nothing to get tangled up. our leaders are tapered and limp enough to turn over with the slightest energy, resulting in a very straight presentation. With their streamlined taper and spiraled profile, Hemigways Leaders are less affected by wind than other knotted leaders. The weight distribution of the leader mimics the transition in a tapered fly line and has the same effect, therefore aiding the leader in turning over. Energy is what moves fly line, and the efficient transfer of that energy from the rod to the line to the fly in the course of the cast is critical. Tapered lines and furled leaders are more effective in transferring energy through the cast because they use thicker, heavier, and stiffer line to move, and turnover, thinner lighter and more flexible line. This helps maintain line speed and makes casting easier. The transition from a fly line that weighs several times that of the average leader material to the tippet and then the fly can be a major problem if the wrong leader is used.
Standard tapered leaders do not adequately transfer the power of the cast to the tippet and fly, often resulting in short or wayward casts, especially in windy conditions. This is not the case with Heminways  leaders. If the leader is unable to turn over the fly, the line is possibly hinging or has lost energy and is prematurely terminating in the collapse of the casting loop and possibly causing a tangled mess. The simplest way to minimize casting failure is to form a gradual transition to the fly. This gradual transition of the leader is best done with the furled leader which will slow the speed of the loop until it unfolds, and often presents the fly at the end of a series of S curves on the water, allowing the fly to float without the added drag of the line. The transitional taper of our leaders are carefully matched to the weight of your fly line so you will slow the speed of both the fly and the leader, which means you won’t hit the water with a high impact splash. Also, the taper of the leader will slow down the fly so that it does not spin into a spiral or snap like a whip at the end of your backcast.

Our furled leaders provide unmatched overstrike protection because of there superior elasticity. Throw those shock tippets away! Just hold the butt end in one hand and the fine tip in the other hand. Now outstretch your arms and feel the natural resiliency built into this leader. Don’t loose that really big fish of a lifetime in the last few feet of landing him when lots of pressure is applied. With other types of leaders, your tippet will usually part ways with that trophy when that much pressure is applied.Hemingway's  leaders absorb a lot of that energy which is not the case with standard extruded tapered leaders, knotted hand-made leaders or the "Thread style" furled leaders that some are making in their basement. Our leaders have been engineered to give you unparalleled performance and presentation on the water. The automated equipment we use to produce our leaders is strictly monitored during the production process. Wonderfurl leaders are carefully assembled to very strict tolerances which have been developed and fine tuned over a span of many years.

What Anglers Are Saying About Our Leaders

"Hemingway's Leaders are my choice #1 for dry fly fishing on spring creeks! When, delicate presentations are in rule, I often use them, because of their great potential to turn over really small flies. Butt section of Hemingway's Trout Special is made of stiffer material, which enables you to cast longer leaders (10 and 12ft options) with lazer like manner, still reatining softness and gentle touch, very much appreciated for selective spring creek trout.
Another great feature of these leaders is - low memory! No need for leader straightener and other tools. Just plug and play!

I highly recommend Hemingway's furled leaders for spring creek fanatics!"


Alex IvanovicEFFA fly casting instructor
Scott Fly Rods Pro Staff
Ross Reels Pro Staff



Product Code: HEMQ32

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