Bring your fly casting experience to a higher level with the ultimate in presentation and accuracy.
Streamside Handcrafted Furled Leaders & Tenkara Lines are custom built just for you!
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The Streamside
"Signature Series"

Tenkara Fly Fishing Rods &
Complete kits

For more info check out my
Tenkara Rod Info page.

 Meet the newest
addition to our Tenkara Line Family
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The Nano-Dragon
For more info check out my
Tenkara Line Info page.

Meet the newest members of the

Mystic Creek Guide Series Family

Cotton Candy

Olive Dun

Fire and Ice The Patriot  

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Click here for Western info  Click here for Tenkara info

These leaders are available in both Western and Tenkara styles.

The Mystic Creek Guide Series Leaders are furled with 3 legs instead of the

traditional 2 legs. This results in a leader that is rounder, denser and smaller in diameter.

The Mystic Creek Guide Series advantages are:

They cut thru the wind better.

Better Precision & Presentation - Better floatant retention

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Streamside Floatants
We now have 3 new Floatants.
Organic Beeswax Leader Floatant
Leader and Fly Gel Floatant
Dry Fly Floatant & Desiccant Powder
Weight Forward Tenkara Lines
Mystic Creek Tenkara 8-20 foot lengths
$17.98 - $22.98
Kevlar Tenkara 8-36 foot lengths
$14.98 - $37.98

The Story

Furled leader

Not many anglers have even heard of much less used a furled leader, but they have been around for centuries. Their origins reach back to the early days of fly fishing when fly lines were woven from horse hair. The process used to create those early fly lines is very similar to the way we manufacture a modern furled leader today. Today we now have a wide variety of materials that gives the modern day furled leaders unparalleled performance, accuracy and make them a joy to cast.


Try one today. You'll never go back!

The Advantages of using

furled leaders


Kink resistant

Not prone to wind knots

Extremely smooth turn over

They have virtually no spray

Superior in shock absorption

Very supple, virtually no memory

Land on the water like a dragonfly

Tapered smoothly from butt to tippet

Durable, they last for seasons, not days

Turn over longer tippets and larger flies

Solid core not hollow like braided leaders

Cleaner, they collect less grass and pond scum


First Glance

When you first remove the leader from its package one of the first things you will notice its remarkable resemblance to your fly line. The taper from the butt to the tippet end is smooth and continuous. Whether you get one of my Mystic Creek, Uni-Blend, Bi-Filament, Monofilament, or a Spectra Super leader you will see that the have virtually no memory like knotted or tapered monofilament leaders exhibit. Take a furled leader by the butt end,  give it a snap and watch as it rolls out just like a well cast fly line.



The Ends

All my leaders have a smooth Shorb loop woven in the butt end. The tippet end is finished with a small Black Alloy tippet ring. Shorb loops on the tippet end are available upon request.


Tippet Rings

I use the following size Black Alloy tippet rings on my leaders


0-2 wt. 1.5 mm  2-4 wt. 2.0 mm  4-6 wt. 2.0 mm

6-8 wt. 2.0 mm  8-10 wt. 2.5 mm

Tenkara Lines 2.0 mm


 These are just my standard sizes.

I carry 10 different sizes for you to choose from.


Round Black Alloy Tippet Rings

1.5 mm  2.0 mm  2.5 mm  3.0 mm 4.0 mm


Also available:

Pear Shaped Teflon Coated

Black Alloy Tippet Rings

2.7 x 3.5 mm  3 x 4 mm  3.5 x 4.4 mm

Maximize your tippet ring with a minimal amount of size and weight


Oval Tippet Rings

2 x 3 mm  3 x 4 mm


#18 Micro Swivels


Contrary to some opinions tippet rings are not a gimmick. They help protect the tippet end of the leader from cuts and nicks during tippet changes. They make changing tippets a snap (especially in cold weather). Most will float due to their small size and the waters surface tension.


Mystic Creek Leaders


The Mystic Creek Leaders are our premier product line.

They will present a fly with more finesse and accuracy

than any other leader currently on the market today!


Mystic Creek Leaders are constructed from a higher quality polyester thread and premium grade monofilament than our Uni-Blend leaders. The polyester and monofilament used in The Mystic Creek leaders is about half the diameter used in my Uni-Blend leaders. The leaders use about twice the amount of thread than my Uni-Blend leaders which results in a leader with a tighter furl and a smooth silk like texture. The "Mystic Creek" polyester is more of a continuous bonded fiber which results in a sharper less fuzzy leader. 

You have 35 colors to choose from. You can pick 2 colors for each leader.


Uni-Blend Leaders


My Uni-Blend Leaders are a multi-filament leader made from  Uni-Thread and a Premium grade monofilament. The butt and mid sections are almost all Uni-Thread with a fade to clear monofilament at the tippet end.

Uni-Blend Leaders are more supple than The Bi-Filament Leaders and will present a fly a bit more delicately than a Bi-Filament or Monofilament leader.

You have 25 colors to choose from. You can pick 2 colors for each leader.


Bi-Filament Leaders


Bi-Filament Leaders are a multi filament leader using a combination of Uni-Thread and Premium monofilament just like our Uni-Blend leaders. The difference is that there is a mix of premium monofilament and Uni-Thread in the butt and mid sections of the leader with a fade to clear monofilament at the tippet end. Bi-Filament leaders are a bit stiffer and will cast a heavier fly a bit better. They also perform better in the wind as well.



Monofilament Leaders


My Monofilament leaders are made from various colors of a premium grade monofilament.

They are also available in the following colors:

Clear, Cajun Red, Smoke Grey, Chartreuse and Amber Leaf Camo.

The Chartreuse and Amber Leaf Camo colors are only available in (6-8 wt.) leaders and heavier


Power Pro Spectra

Super Leaders


Spectra Super Leaders are just that! If you are looking for the ultimate in strength or fishing in heavy cover and brush, this is the leader for you!!! Made from Power Pro Super Braid, Spectra Super Leaders are super strong, super sensitive and super abrasion resistant.

Their diameter is similar to their monofilament counterpart, just a bit thicker.


Their tippet break strengths are as follows:


2-4 wt. 30 lb.        4-6 wt. 48 lb.            6-8 wt. 60 lb.  

8-10 wt. 90 lb.      10-12 wt. 120 lb.      12-14 wt. 180 lb.


My Leaders


At Streamside all my leaders are hand crafted by myself at the time of purchase. Furled leaders are much more versatile than standard monofilament leaders, they will generally work well with 3 different fly line weights. I have used a 4-6 weight furled leader on my  3 - 5 and 8 weight rods all with good results. And believe me I am not an expert caster, fair to good describes my casting.

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