Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winter fishing to spooky fish...



Winter fishing comes with many obstacles.  Shallow water, spooky fish, stiff leaders and cold fingers.

We cannot help you with the cold fingers, or the fact that fish tend to become slightly more nervous with low  / slow moving water.  But, we can help you with gently presenting a fly to spooky fish as well as eliminating the stiff  and kink filled leaders you currently use.

Our Hi-Vis Nymph leader has quickly become known across the fly fishing community as a truly impressive leader system for small flies, shallow waters and educated trout.

Give us look, you will not be disappointed.

Other winter fishing tips:

Slow down....  Fishes metabolism slows down significantly when the temps drop.  This means, they slow down themselves.   They will not move long distances to eat your bug.  Put your fly where you think this fish actually are.

Subtle strikes:  The strike in winter will not often be the jumping leaping fast hits you get in the warmer months.  Be ready, as often times, many strikes go un-noticed because the strike is so soft / gentle.

Mostly Nymphs:  Sure, you can get lucky and catch a BWO hatch or a small top water midge flurry...  But more often than not, winter fishing is a subsurface game.  Keep your flies small, fished close to the bottom and do not expect BIG aggressive takes.

Get out and enjoy a day on the water, most likely, you will be all alone...
Happy Fishing.

Cutthroat Furled Leaders are based in Boise Idaho.



Saturday, December 17, 2016

We at Cutthroat Leader Co have been handcrafting more and more Leaders for the Salt.  The word has gotten out about how well the leaders cast in the wind, turn heavy flies and are extremely durable.
























We handcraft the very best Furled Leaders you will find anywhere.
100% satisfaction.







Our Reinforced Ocean leaders are crazy strong. Ocean Furled Leaders.

























We put loops on most of our ocean leaders for durability reasons.
Although we can install rings, but as stated, the loops are stronger.

Our reinforced thread leaders sink fast and keeps tippet / fly at the bottom.
Creating great sand trails when stripping crab flies.

"This leader drops my crab flies to spooky Bonefish with ease. 

I never worry about breaking off with these new Ultra leaders from Cutthroat.Scott B."



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Winter Fly Fishing often means, tiny flies, skinny waters and cold temps.
Of which None of these are good for Nylon Tapered Leaders.

























Our leaders offer amazing drag free drifts, quite gentle presentations and no
memory to hinder your cast.  If you are heading out to  fish this winter season,
give one of our leaders a try.  You will not be disappointed.  100% satisfaction.

Simply put, we offer the very best Furled Leaders available....

Friday, November 18, 2016




We at Cutthroat Leaders want to share in the gift giving this season.  For all of our loyal customers, get yourself an Awesome Hat at a discounted price and give a fishing buddy a leader at a discounted price as well.  It is a win win for both of you. Use coupon code Gift to save 25% off our Hats and Leader combo's.     That is a HAT and a Leader for $24.00....  This sale will not last long.                                                  


























Link to our Apparel Page:   Cutthroat Leader Apparel 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Fishing Streamers.... like a dry fly

This last trip I made, I was determined to throw more streamers than anything else.  See, typically I am dry fly guy.  But with the cooling temps, the top water bugs are slowing down significantly.

My streamer choice, anything from FlyLabz in the McTwist family.    These streamers have such an amazing action in the water.   Even while dead drifting, the action of the streamer screams to trout....  "BITE ME".

 During this last trip, we caught fish on streamers in the typical fashion.  Cast and swing and or cast and strip.  The strikes usually come either soon after the fly hits the water or towards the end of swing.

We came to a pool that looked extremely fishy.  We pulled fish out on Nymphs as well as stripping Streamers.  But the bite started to slow down significantly.  We knew there were more hungry fish in this section of water.  It was then I decided to change things up a bit.

 Meaning, I was going to fish this run as if I was dry fly fishing, but only with a streamer...  This would be a first for me.

I make my cast, Throw a mend in the line to eliminate drag.  My line, leader and streamer are drifting drag free.  I cannot see my fly, but I know the general area the fly by watching the current.  I see a big swirl in the general area of my fly and I set the hook.  Fish on, Good fish on...  It was actually a BullTrout.  A small Bull Trout at that, but a bull none the less.  

This was the first fish of many that would be hooked using the dead drift method with one of these McTwist Streamers.  Keep ion mind, this is during the fall when the flows are down.  Meaning, the deep pools / holes are not nearly as deep as during the high flows months.



















Fishing streamers is now a close second to my passon of Dry Fly Fishing.  Depending on the lighting, depth of water, and water clarity, streamer fishing can also be a very visual experience.  Typically you will not see a complete fish, but a flash, or some indication that a fish has turned on to your streamer. To me, so much better than watching an indicator.  

If you have not spent much time fishing streamers, you should do so.  Our Streamer Leaders below are for fly fishers that do not have a specific streamer fly-line.  See, these leaders add mass and weight to your fly line head.  Making the casting / delivery / turnover of large streamers a breeze.
No more chuck & duck.


















Streamers

The image above shows the three McTwist Streamers I fish most often.   Our Streamer Leader has a 36" Furled Fluorocarbon Section, an extender length of heavy fluoro and a micro swivel.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fly Fishing Dry Fly / Dropper or Double Dropper set-ups. How do you rig?













How do you attach a dropper rig...




There are multiple ways of tying on a dropper fly.  If you ask four fly fishers their favorite method, you very well might receive four different options.  The above image reflects the four most common methods.  Which do you use...?

1. Attach dropper tippet to hook bend with a clinch knot.  I use this method when fishing tiny dry flies and the hook eye will not accept two pieces of tippet.

2. Attach dropper tippet to the hook-eye.  This option gives the first fly better action.

3. The use of a long tag end is a great system.  This means you can change either of the two fly's independently of each other.  

4. The sliding dropper offers you the ability to switch either fly our independently.  It also gives you the ability to adjust the location of the dropper along the length of the mainline. 


Our Thread Furled Leaders are great for dry fly / dropper setups for smaller / lightweight flies.  If you are throwing heavy flies / split shot st-ups, our Nylon Big Bug Furled Leaders are the best choice.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me here....  mike@cutthroatleader.com

Monday, October 17, 2016

Fly Fishing Leaders... Dry Fly, Nymphing, Indicator Fishing, Streamer Fishing.







Every Year we receive interesting question from Customers world wide.

One of the most interesting question we have received more than once is....
Can Cutthroat Furled Leaders be used for catching other than cutthroat Trout....

Short Answer.... YES!




Cutthroat Trout...

















Tiger Trout "Hybrid"




 Brown Trout

 Salmon
















RainBow Trout

We receive hundreds if not thousands of "Happy Customer Pics" each year.  They include every species of fish you can imagine.  From Trout to Bone fish, Redfish, Barracuda, Panfish, sharks, etc.
If you have not yet checked us out, Please do so now.

www.cutthroatfurledleaders.com