Tapered Leaders

Tapered leaders are used to help present the fly perfectly. For fly fishing the tapered leader has a thick butt section attached to the flyline and thin point where the fly is attached. With its continuous taper energy is transferred down the flyline through the leader giving a perfect turnover of the fly for presentation gently to the hungry fish below.
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0X Co-Polymer Tapered Leader 10.5lb 0X

0X Co-Polymer Tapered Leader 10.5lb 0X£3.99   £2.25  (5)

12 Ft / 360cm
4.8Kg / 10.5Lb
Breaking Strain
1X Co-Polymer Tapered Leaders 9lb 1X

1X Co-Polymer Tapered Leaders 9lb 1X£3.99   £2.25

12 Ft / 360cm
4.1Kg / 9Lb
Breaking Strain
2X Co-Polymer Tapered Leaders 7.7lb 2X

2X Co-Polymer Tapered Leaders 7.7lb 2X£3.99   £2.25  (3)

12 Ft / 360cm
3.5Kg / 7.7Lb
Breaking Strain
3X Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 6.8lb 3X

3X Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 6.8lb 3X£3.99   £2.25  (14)

12 Ft / 360cm
3.1Kg / 6.8lb
Breaking Strain
4x Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 5.2lb 4X

4x Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 5.2lb 4X£3.99   £2.25  (18)

12 Ft / 360cm
2.4Kg / 5.2lb
Breaking Strain
5X Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 3.9lb 5X

5X Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 3.9lb 5X£3.99   £2.25  (9)

12 Ft / 360cm
1.8Kg / 3.9lb
Breaking Strain
6X Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 2.6lb 6X

6X Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 2.6lb 6X£3.99   £2.25  (8)

12 Ft / 360cm
1.2Kg / 2.6lb
Breaking Strain
7X Co-Polymer Tapered Leaders 1.8lb 7X

7X Co-Polymer Tapered Leaders 1.8lb 7X£3.99   £2.25  (1)

12 Ft / 360cm
0.85Kg - 1.8Lb
Breaking Strain
Red Hot Power Taper Tapered Leader 10 3X 8.5lb

Red Hot Power Taper Tapered Leader 10 3X 8.5lb£4.50  (2)

Probably the best Tapered Leader for Czech Nymphing and buzzer fishing we have found!

Red Hot Power Taper Tapered Leader 10 4X 6lb

Red Hot Power Taper Tapered Leader 10 4X 6lb£4.50  (1)

Probably the best Tapered Leader for Czech Nymphing and buzzer fishing we have found!

Red Hot Power Taper Tapered Leader 10 5X 5lb

Red Hot Power Taper Tapered Leader 10 5X 5lb£4.50

Probably the best Tapered Leader for Czech Nymphing and buzzer fishing we have found!

Red Hot Power Taper Tapered Leader 10 6X 3.5lb

Red Hot Power Taper Tapered Leader 10 6X 3.5lb£4.50  (3)

Probably the best Tapered Leader for Czech Nymphing and buzzer fishing we have found!

Braided Loop Conector 3 Connectors 17cm

Braided Loop Conector 3 Connectors 17cm£1.35   £0.99  (8)

Make connection of leader to fly fine easy!

Cortland Precision Leader Nymph 9-2X 10 Lb

Cortland Precision Leader Nymph 9-2X 10 Lb£2.99   £2.85

Cortland Precision Leader Nymph 9'-2X - 10 Lb

Cortland Precision Leader Nymph 9 foot 4X 5.4 Lb

Cortland Precision Leader Nymph 9 foot 4X 5.4 Lb£2.99   £2.85

Cortland Precision Leader Nymph 9'-4X - 5.4 Lb

Tapered Braided Leader 6ft Fluoro Yellow 30lb

Tapered Braided Leader 6ft Fluoro Yellow 30lb£3.99   £3.65  (2)

6ft fluorescent yellow tapered braided leader

Tapered Leader for Salmon- 12ff

Tapered Leader for Salmon- 12ff£3.99   £3.65

12ft  tapered nylon 17lb breaking strain leader

Scientific Anglers Bonefish Permit Leader 10Lb

Scientific Anglers Bonefish Permit Leader 10Lb£3.32   £3.16

Bonefish Permit Leader 10Lb

Scientific Anglers Bonefish Permit Leader 12Lb

Scientific Anglers Bonefish Permit Leader 12Lb£3.32   £3.16

Bonefish Permit Leader 12Lb

Scientific Anglers Bonefish Permit Leader 16Lb

Scientific Anglers Bonefish Permit Leader 16Lb£3.32   £3.16

Bonefish Permit Leader 16Lb

Scientific Anglers Bonefish Permit Leader 8Lb

Scientific Anglers Bonefish Permit Leader 8Lb£3.49   £3.32

Bonefish Permit Leader 8Lb

Tippet Retainer / Dispenser The Essential Fly

Tippet Retainer / Dispenser The Essential Fly£3.99   £2.99  (1)

Tippet Retainer / Dispenser - Holds Multiple spools

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Essential Fly Tapered Leaders

The normal Essential Fly transparent tapered leaders have always been a backbone of my fishing, again adding Stroft according to water colour. When going for really fussy Rainbows, those large beauties that spook at the slightest issue I use transparent leaders, extending these to 20 feet with single buzzers or cdc emergers on! As the buzzers emerge 365 days per year I have always found this a deadly technique on most waters. When the trout circle they do not get spooked by other flies or coloured lines or indicators. Indeed my local small fishery is one where the trout are extremely wary, often they will not take a cdc emerger or dry fly until they have "rushed" the fly and made it start to sink! Using a long leader

Preparing the Leader

One of the most important lessons for me was leader preparation at the river or lakeside. Today you will never find me without a  tub of Dick Walker's Ledasink which removes the surface tension on monofilament to allow them to sink but most importantly to reduce flash and glint. Before I cast with any leader you will find me running the entire length of the leader through my tub of Ledasink at least twice, then I run the line through my handkerchief. The result is that the chemicals always present on line is removed. If you cannot afford it then use some mud!

Leader Thickness

 On rivers I use a Stroft tippet on a tapered leader which is 0.12mm diameter which is 1.8kg or 3.6lb breaking strain. I rarely go smaller and do not go larger on rivers, typically this is virtually invisible to a trout and larger diameter decreases my catch rates, smaller and it does not increase and I tend to get more breakoffs. I will not use larger than a #5 rod for the rivers. On Reservoirs and lakes it is a very different issue because the fish are frequently larger, I still try and use a #5 although may step up to a #7 or #8 in extremes. For a #7 or #8 I will step up to at most 0;18mm diameter which has 3.6kg or 7.5lb breaking strain.

Knotting Fluorocarbon and  Stroft

Key with fluorocarbon and Stroft is to moisten the knots as they are being tied. Because of the manufacturing process and materials these become frail under heat, believe it or not the simple act of pulling a knot tight creates heat and can weaken a knot. Tied to manufacturers recommended knots (shown on the packaging) simply put the knot in your mouth and moisten with your tongue as it is pulled tight. This dissipates the heat and leaves the knot much stronger.

 

 

 

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