We proudly carry the Original BlueSky Furled Tapered Leaders. BlueSky furled tapered leaders are hand-woven from over 90 feet (27m) of premium nylon. Each leader is individually hand woven, furled and twinned into a beautiful taper. They are intended for serious fly fishers who want to improve their casting, presentation and success.
Born on the storied chalk streams of the British Isles, furled leaders were first crafted of horse hair and later of silk imported from the Far East. Now they are hand-woven from over 90 feet of premium nylon, providing legendary performance.
All Blue Sky 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 BlueSky leader in seconds.
Furled leaders are not new and have been around for many years. But it seems that in North America, we've moved away from them always in search of something better. With the new line of Oblivion Furled Leaders from Seaport, we have the case of a better mousetrap.
Furled leaders last many times longer than the traditional mono tapered leaders. The thread-style furled leaders have no memory and remain good as new for many fishing trips. They cast better with the ability to turn over most flies and nymph-shot-indicator rigs. The flexibility of the thread furled leaders provides the most life-like, natural drift. The also have a wonderful built-in shock absorber quality to them. This really helps protect lighter tippets!
What's special about Oblivion? First they're computer designed to provide the most efficiency when casting. Second, the tippet connection is a seamless, smooth nickel alloy ring that is small enough for even a 7x tippet connection. Third, these furled leaders are made of the highest quality thread and material you can find. Fourth, they're hand made in the USA in low volume production runs to ensure the highest quality. You'd expect to pay premium prices for these leaders, but what you get instead is the best value furled leader on the market.
Try one and if you don't agree, simply return the product and we'll provide you your money back! We're that sure of these leaders.
Note: The Sea Foam Green is a furled leader that is created using monofilament. This provides some great stiffness and is really an ideal leader for the ultimate in turning over a fly. It will have a natural tendency to sink which makes it great for nymphing or streamer fishing. Adding some floatant however will keep it riding high. All other colors are furled leaders without monofilament and are treated with Water Shed for a permanent floating leader.
Sea Foam Green
Note: The actual Sea Foam Green furled leader you receive has a standard tippet ring as shown in the other pictures & below and not the swivel as shown in this picture.