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Fly Fishing Leaders and Tippets

Leader and tippet

A leader and tippet is an essential piece of equipment for all fly anglers.  In the simplest terms, the leader is the main clear material that is connected to the end of your fly line.  A good setup will help with turnover and fly presentation.


The fly fishing leader and tippet are what provides a nearly invisible transition from the fly line to the fly.  They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, materials, and even colours. The primary purpose of the leader and tippet is to connect your fly line, used for casting to the flies that you are trying to present to the fish, with a material that won’t scare them away.  The second main purpose of the leader and tippet is to complete the transfer of energy built up in the fly line down to the fly so that your line rolls over and straightens itself out across the water.


So with those two main purposes behind the fly line, leader and tippet manufacturers have produced a wide assortment of products to meet the demands placed on it.  Catering for all types of fly fishing including chalk-streams, rivers, reservoirs, Salmon and Sea Trout fishing. A leader and tippet is an essential piece of kit which highly increases your chance of hooking a fish.