Furled Leaders Revisited (playing around with a new toy)

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Re: Furled Leaders Revisited (playing around with a new toy)

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:48 am

I've tried a few of those techniques, including a hand furl with just the fingers. What produced the best and tightest snoods was a "Walton's Engine". It looks very similar to your machine except it was made of brass.
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Post by letumgo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:57 am

Ron,

I needed to look up a "Watson's Engine". There was one listed on the Eclectic Angler website.

LINK: http://www.eclecticangler.com/waltons-engines/

It looks very similar to the Japanese String-II tool design. Not nearly as pretty, but much cheaper...
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Post by wsbailey » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:21 am

After working with the Japanese hand crank tool for a while I got a Bradshaw cordmaker.

https://www.louisefrench.com/mobile/m-s ... sales.html

Tomorrow I can add a photo of my set up with the Bradshaw.
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Post by letumgo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:42 am

Thanks Bill. Much appreciated. ;)
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Post by wsbailey » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:58 am

The photo how I attach a drill to a wooden form that rides on a 2" X 6" rail. The rail is attached to saw horse legs. The picture also shows the remote control device.
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Post by Variant » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:00 am

Good stuff Ray.
In Darrel Martins book titled MICROPATTERNS TYING AND FISHING THE SMALL FLY there is some good info. on tools as well as making furled leaders.
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Post by letumgo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:07 am

Lou - Thanks for the tip. I already have that book, so I will check it out. Darrel’s books are terrific sources of information.

Bill - Wow! I had no idea that there were so many different tools for making furled leaders. I’ve stumbled into a whole new rabbit hole. Fly fishing is full of these fascinating new worlds to explore. Always something new to learn, which keeps things fun. :D
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Re: Furled Leaders Revisited (playing around with a new toy)

Post by hankaye » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:52 am

Ray, Howdy;

Basically, you have a miniature rope walk. Here's one made from scratch;



and another more in scale for leaders



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Post by letumgo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:55 am

Hank and Bill - Thank you for the additional references. Very cool. ;)
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