Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spey Cast Furled Leaders New For 2011!

April 7, 2011 Cutthroat Furled Spey Leaders This illustration from 1895 depicts a fisherman during a salmon fly hatch with his spey rod. Spey casting, by definition is a fly fishing casting technique. Spey casting ultimately requires a longer, heavier two-handed fly rod, referred to as a "spey rod. Spey casting is used for fishing larger rivers for catching large trout, sea trout, steelhead or salmon. Spey technique has also been known to be used in saltwater surf casting or even kayak fishing. All of these situations require the angler to cast larger flies long distances. The specific two-handed SPEY CAST technique allows more powerful casts and avoids obstacles on the shore by keeping most of the line in front of the angler. While there are many variations of the Spey cast, the basic technique is broken down into a few simple actions. With your cutthroat furled leader floating directly downstream, the angler first lifts the line off the water with the tip of the rod. The angler then sweeps the line backwards just above the water, and allows just the fly and leader to "anchor" the cast by touching the water one to two rod lengths away. This back-cast is often referred to as the "D-loop", from the curving shape of the line between the anchor and the tip of the rod. While swinging the "D-Loop," it is important to make one continuous, deliberate motion with the rod tip climbing at a 45 degree angle off the water. As the "D-Loop" comes around, the cast is completed by firing the line forward with a sharp two-handed "push-pull" motion on the handle of the rod while making an abrupt stop with the rod tip at the end of the cast. The cast is most easily compared to a roll cast in one-handed fly fishing, although by using the fly as an anchor, the Spey cast allows a greater loading of the rod and thus achieves greater distance than a one-handed cast. The "Spey Cast" technique was originally developed on the river "Spey" located in Scotland. SAVE 10% on all orders are get free shipping, at check out use code FFF For additional spey leaders information please go to our website. To shop our 2011 spey leaders please visit our store located at Tight Lines!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tenkara Furled Fly Fishing Leaders New For 2011!

Tenkara Fly Fishing Leaders are hand made in Idaho by CutThroat Leader Co. Tenkara leaders will provide you with the most amazing casting & presentation one can imagine. Furled tenkara leaders are crafted with the same ancient methods that horsehair leaders were created with thousands of years ago. The soft presentation you will get with a “Tenkara Thread Furled Leader” is unmatched by any mono or nylon leader you have used in the past.

Cutthroat offers Tenkara leaders with a tippet ring. This ring makes for fast easy tippet changes without worrying about nipping the actual leader by mistake. The ring is so small that you will not know it is there. Think of the eye of a #16 fly-hook. These rings actually float when attached to a leader that has been treated with floatant.

We recommend that you treat our leaders with muslin or a paste type floatant, you can order Payette paste on our site. This paste not only keeps the leaders floating high all day, but it adds mass to the leader, which aids in cutting through the wind. We also stock tenkara leaders and tippet!

Tenkara leaders in 10’-0” Lengths and 11’-6” Lengths

Cutthroat leaders offer two different strength leaders. Lite/Medium and Medium/Heavy

Tenkara Leader colors Camo (green & tan), Green, Hi-Vis Orange and Pale-Yellow

"No, the leader will not spook fish. Many people ask me about this. Most people fish a store bought 7'-6"-9'-0 long leader. Then attach it to brightly colored fly-lines. Most anglers then add tippet to the end of their leader. Remember that most of these mono / nylon leaders will slap the flie onto the water instead of laying it down gently. I always recommend using between 5-9ft. of tippet between the colored leader and the flie. The difference with my system is that your flies will be presented in such a way that your never before experienced. I have had more than a few customers call or email with stories of fish actually coming out of the water to take the fly before it landed. "How often does that happen to you with your current set-up?" A furled fly fishing leader and tippet package is avaialbe in ur store. Please feel free to browse around our website for tips, information, photo's, and furled fly fishing leaders experiences on our testimonials page. If you have time please watch my informational video above. Best Regards, Mike Morin (Owner/Opperator)."

"Get 10% off and free shipping if you use the code FFF upon check out. This is a discount code for tenkara furled leaders."