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What is a furled line and why should I use it?

What is a furled line and why should I use it?

by March 3, 2016 1 comment

A furled line in tenkara is a fixed length of material braided together from strands of either monofilament or even cotton thread to form a line. Each furled line starts thick at one end and tapers to a thinner diameter at the end closest to the hook.

A furled line is typically the length of the tenkara rod or even just a bit longer than the overall rod length. There are a few different brands available in particular line available from Tenkara USAMoonlit Fly FishingStreamside Leaders, and Cutthroat Leaders. Each brand has their own distintive features that each brand and style offers.

I suggest that each beginning tenkara angler starts out with a furled line because of the very soft presentation that is an inherent part of these lines. Also a furled line has a bit of weight which helps a new angler learn how to cast a tenkara rod properly before moving on to other lines such as level lines.



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