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Fly Fishing Line, Leaders and Tippets

Fly fishing is a very enjoyable hobby for people of all ages, especially with the right equipment to give you the advantage. Proper leaders and tippets make it much easier to make the catch, whether you are a beginner angler or a seasoned pro. Fishing line and leaders offer precise casting and the right balance of strength and sensitivity that are necessary to have a good day on the water.


Fly fishing leaders are a specific kind of line that make it easy and more likely to catch a fish. Strong yet sensitive lines provide a high energy transfer so you are able to feel every tug that you get. The soft, flexible formulation provides a smooth casting each and every time. Leaders help to ensure quality fly presentation for nearly any fishing rod. They also make for very easy knotting so you can be confident your knots will stay tight all day long.


Tippets are very similar to leaders but have a few different features that may better suit certain anglers. Strength and sensitivity of the line are very well balanced, making for easy casting and catching. Soft and supple lines provide very low memory. High quality flotation makes for the line staying right on the surface of the water as long as you need it there.


Fly fishing line, leaders and tippets are commonly made of two primary materials: nylon and flourocarbon. Strong nylon lines are a bit thicker and built hold larger fish very well. Flourocarbon lines are thinner and sometimes nearly invisible, thereby making them a great option for surprising your catch. Most leaders and tippets come in 25 or 30 metre spools or sometimes longer. Some fishing lines also feature higher sink rates so the line drops quicker than monofilament styles of line.

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