The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 6.8Lb - 3X
 The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 6.8Lb - 3XThe Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 6.8Lb - 3X 

The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 6.8Lb - 3X

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Our Part Number:  TEF-TPL-68
Bar Code:  5056544654310
Manufacturer Part Number:  TEF-TPL-68
Brand:  The Essential Fly
Breaking Strain Kg:  3.1
Breaking Strain Imperial:  6.8
Pack Size:  1
Material Type:  Co-Polymer
Length in Meters:  3.65
Length in Yards:  4
Diameter:  0.203mm
Color:  Transparent


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 was last modified on 17/08/2021 13:11


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Customer Reviews for The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 6.8Lb - 3X

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Co-Polymer tapered leaders
Friday, 1 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

Great Leaders
Monday, 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.

Another great purchase.
Saturday, 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.
Thank you.

3x tapered leaders
Sunday, 12 July 2015  | 

Excellent turn over property-
Used them for streamers AND size 12 wets .Love them for the lakes !!

Tapered Leaders
Wednesday, 20 November 2013  | 

Cracking service

fly fisher
Tuesday, 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)


Tuesday, 13 August 2013  | 

Excellent service

3X Co-Polymer Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders 6.8lb 3X
Thursday, 16 May 2013  | 

Very happy with this product. Thanks.

recent order
Monday, 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.
David Childs.

Monday, 19 November 2012  | 

very prompt

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