A specially designed co-polymer tapered leader with a long and heavy butt for turnover power and a supple front taper for delicate presentation. The The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 6.8Lb - 3X is an excellent choice for fishing with small and mid-sized flies on spooky fish and ideal for even underhand casting.
At 12 feet long you can use the leader at full length or cut down to your ideal length making it versatile for all fishing conditions.
|Product ||Breaking Straing (LB) ||Breaking Straing (KG) ||Diameter (mm) ||Diamteter (inch) ||Butt Diameter (mm) ||Butt Diameter (inch) ||Typical fly hook size useage |
|0X ||10.5 ||4.8 ||0.789 ||0.011 ||0.64 ||0.025 ||2 |
|1X ||9 ||4.1 ||0.254 ||0.010 ||0.58 ||0.023 ||4-8 |
|2X ||7.7 ||3.5 ||0.229 ||0.009 ||0.56 ||0.022 ||6-10 |
|3X ||6.8 ||3.1 ||0.203 ||0.008 ||0.53 ||0.021 ||10-14 |
|4X ||5.2 ||2.4 ||0.178 ||0.007 ||0.53 ||0.021 ||12-16 |
|5X ||3.9 ||1.8 ||0.152 ||0.006 ||0.5 ||0.02 ||14-18 |
|6X ||2.6 ||1.2 ||0.127 ||0.005 ||0.43 ||0.017 ||16-22 |
|7X ||1.8 ||0.85 ||0.102 ||0.004 ||0.43 ||0.017 ||18-24 |
Typical Fly Usage For Leader Sizes
To calculate leader size a time used formula is to divide the fly size by 3, this gives you and approximate tippet size.
For example for a size 16 fly 16/3 = 5.33 so recommended leader diameter should be 5x to 6x
The Essential Fly Co-Polymer Tapered Leader 6.8Lb 3X for Trout & Grayling Flyfishing (Length 4 Yds / 3.65m) was last modified on 13/06/2023 12:02
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Customer Reviews for The Essential Fly Co-Polymer Tapered Leader 6.8Lb 3X for Trout & Grayling Flyfishing (Length 4 Yds / 3.65m)
11 February 2022
Co-Polymer tapered leaders
01 June 2018
Formed loops with nail knots and they turn over beautifully at the end of a cast. Thanks Essential Fly for a good product at a competitive price
11 September 2017
These leaders are ideal for dry fly (& nymphing). The taper facilitates good turnover even into the wind & by adding 4' of lighter tippet I have a long leader that casts well & presents my flies delicately without the fly line ever getting near to the fish.
25 June 2016
Thank you Essential Fly for another great experience. The goods arrived on time as always. Quality product.
You never fail to impress.
12 July 2015
Excellent turn over property-
Used them for streamers AND size 12 wets .Love them for the lakes !!
20 November 2013
13 August 2013
Two people at essential fly i have had anything to do with is Ann and Si,they both do a good job,there service has always been good, Ray,Harrison (holland)
13 August 2013
3X Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 6.8lb 3X
16 May 2013
Very happy with this product. Thanks.
14 January 2013
my recent order for tapered leaders & stroft abr tippet material arrived well packaged & promptly next day.
I'll be back for more gear in future.
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