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.                                                  


























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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.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What type of a Fly Fisher are you...?

What type of Fly Fisherman are you...?

I fish with a wide range if fly fishers.  Some of my buddies spend hours each evening before our morning departure getting their gear ready.  Others, simply grab their pack and rods that were left on the garage floor and have not moved or been opened since our last trip out.
No one type is any better than the other.  If we were all did things the same, life would get pretty dull.  Also, how could we pick on our buddies for being different…?

Type-1: Reorganize your flies before each trip.  Change leaders and or tippets before you pack up your rods.  Pack a couple different rod weights as you never know what the day may bring.   You have separate fly boxes for each river you fish most often, maybe your boxes are broken down into seasons, etc…?

Type-2. You know your set-ups are just about ready.  Not yet sure what flies you will be throwing, but you have enough fly boxes in your pack to get you through the day.  If you don’t have what you need, you can figure things our riverside to make the day a success.
Type-3:  You have a rod, and a reel with line on it.  If you do not have all you need, you know your fishing buddy will help you out. 


I am guessing I am in between type-1 and type-2.  If the trip is to some local waters, I am more of a type-2.  If this is a bigger trip that requires travel, I am most definitely a type-1.

Let us know your thoughts...





Tuesday, September 27, 2016
















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