The Rebirth of Furled Leaders
Furling leaders mirrors the historic process
of rope making, once a necessary craft
accompanying Maines prolific production
of sailing ships. Furled leaders look like
miniature ropes, threads twined together and
secured at either end to prevent them from untwisting.
They are not to be confused with braided leaders.
Furled leaders can trace their history back centuries,
emerging as the end of horsehair furled
fishing lines before evolving into leaders of nine strands
of horsetail hair, preferably from stallions ...
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