The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 3.9Lb - 5X
 The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 3.9Lb - 5XThe Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 3.9Lb - 5X 

The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 3.9Lb - 5X

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Our Part Number:  TEF-TPL-39
Bar Code:  5056544654334
Manufacturer Part Number:  TEF-TPL-39
Brand:  The Essential Fly
Color:  Transparent
Breaking Strain Kg:  1.8
Breaking Strain Imperial:  3.9
Pack Size:  1
Material Type:  Co-Polymer
Length in Meters:  3.65
Length in Yards:  4
Diameter:  0.152mm


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 - 3.9Lb - 5X 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 - 3.9Lb - 5X was last modified on 25/01/2022 17:01


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Customer Reviews for The Essential Fly - Co-Polymer Tapered Leader - 3.9Lb - 5X

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Thursday, 28 June 2018  | 

I was very pleased with the most helpful and efficient service provided when I called to order leaders.I will definitely buy from your company again

Delivery of products
Sunday, 22 May 2016  | 

Excellent delivery times and items very well packaged. Not yet used the leaders so cannot yet comment on their quality.

good value
Monday, 2 September 2013  | 

they work well

excellent service
Saturday, 14 July 2012  | 

excellent service from 'The Essential Fly '

Not 3 leaders
Monday, 28 November 2011  | 

Product is great but description suggests you get three when you only get one

Sunday, 26 June 2011  | 

Excellent quick and efficient

Another satisfied customer
Saturday, 25 June 2011  | 

The leader works just fine. A great offer for a good product, thank you.

Tapered Leaders
Monday, 20 June 2011  | 

Good quality tapered leaders and ahve worked very well on my local river upstream nymphing. Many thanks

Happy customer
Tuesday, 22 July 2008  | 

No problems - quick service, goods as advertised

Customer relations
Saturday, 14 June 2008  | 

Really helpful with an instant response to a query on the the best knots for this leader. Nice quality flies - wish my home-tied ones were as neat...

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