The Essential Fly Co-Polymer Tapered Leader 6.8Lb 3X for Trout & Grayling Flyfishing (Length 4 Yds / 3.65m)

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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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19 Reviews:

Tapered leader
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

Great Leaders
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.
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
12 July 2015  | 

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

Tapered Leaders
20 November 2013  | 

Cracking service

fly fisher
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  | 

Excellent service

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

Very happy with this product. Thanks.

recent order
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.

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