A tapered leader is created by merging different weighted lines together. You can create them yourself or buy them ready made. The ready-made ones are knotless and start with a thick butt section and ends with a thin tippet section. Due to the thickness reducing as the leader goes on, this results in a much better turnover and presentation. Its aim is to transfer the energy from the rod to the fly. However, it also aims to make the fly look as realistic as possible in order to try and persuade the fish to take. Many of these leaders are made out of fluorocarbon or monofilament giving it different advantages. The benefits of using tapered leaders are they’re durable and long lasting. Also, due to them already being made up there are no knots for the angler to tie speeding up the process of setting up. Tapered leaders come in different lengths and pounds all suitable for different types of fishing. Whether you are fishing a dry fly or a wet fly will determine what leader is required. The type of fish you are targeting will also influence the sort of leader needed. For example, if you are fishing for salmon then you will want a higher pound than if you were fishing for wild brown trout. Here we offer a range of tapered leaders from all the top brands such as Rio, Orvis and Wychwood. Therefore, no matter what method you are fishing or what fish you are targeting we are sure to have a leader to suit you.
Starting at: £23.99