View Poll Results: Brand of Leader You Use?

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  • Climax

    1 3.45%
  • Cortland

    0 0%
  • Frog Hair

    5 17.24%
  • Orvis

    10 34.48%
  • Rio

    13 44.83%
  • Scientific Anglers

    1 3.45%
  • Umpqua

    0 0%
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Thread: Leader of Choice?

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Tallahassee, Florida


    Rodonthefly...the ones I use are made by John Quigley...he is a guide in the San Francisco area...go to eBay and look under furled leaders....he sells them on eBay but scroll thru the information part of the listing and he has a website where he lists all the sizes and colors for direct purchase...think he now takes paypal and has not charge shipping in the past...these are as reasonable as I can find and the quality if good.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2009


    Thanks Rog, i will check that out for sure.

    Wilson why didnt you vote for that Orvis mirage'? i thought you liked that stuff

  3. #13
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Clinton, TN


    Quote Originally Posted by Rodonthefly View Post
    Wilson why didnt you vote for that Orvis mirage'? i thought you liked that stuff
    I did vote Orvis Leaders. But that Mirage tippet I bought last time must have been sitting on the shelf for a long time. It's cost me quite a few fish here lately and you know it!
    For Tippet I'm gonna stick to frog hair, rio, or pay the extra $$ for some seaguar. Everyone is talking about how great that stuff is, but I have not yet tried it out.

    I always buy mono leaders and just tip them with flouro.

    My Blog: Fly Fish East Tennessee


  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2009


    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post
    Interesting...I may have to try this out...How much fishing would you say you get out of the tippets? I change tippet like it is going out of style...

    The leader on now is the same one I put on last spring, and the tippet section is the same one too, I tie on extra tippet, so it might be a foot shorter but it is still the same leader. With the braided leaders you don't get the bends and kinks in it like the old tapered leaders. Give one a try and you should be more than happy, I think the Orvis' are around 9 dollars.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    30min from the "Y"


    I used to use the Orvis braided leaders because I fish mostly the smaller creeks where you had to put the fly in the keeper to get around obstructions and like Millerdvr said you did not have to take out the kink where the leader bends around the tip top.I always used the red can Mucilin to rub into the braid which helped keep leader spray to a minimum.I use either Orvis,Umpqua,or Rio knotless tapered leaders nail knotted to the fly line now.I get which ever ones LRO has in stock when I buy them,the last time I bought leaders there it was the 9' 6x Umpqua that they had so that is what I am using now.I do highly recommend the braided leaders for folks that are digitaly challenged when it comes to knots because the only knots you need to know are the surgeons to make the loop for a new tippit and whatever knot you use to tie the fly on.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Tazewell, TN

    Thumbs up

    Was a Frog Hair user, but due to the cost, tried RIO and have been using
    them ever since. Found they cast well, they are tough, and are some of
    the least expensive.
    "Evil prevails when good men do nothing"

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Norris, TN


    Interesting and informing posts! I was surprised that I was the only Climax user. I think I need to try a few Rios... Thanks for the input fellas...
    “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
    These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
    to choose, to respond, to change.”

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Jasper Al. Near Smith Lake

    Default The Knotless Leader by Scientific Angler

    Hi Guys
    I know most of you are not into this leader, but I used it the other day and really liked the way it performed. I did a post on my blog about it.


  9. #19
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Hartselle, Al


    Since I saw a demostration at our local TU chapter meeting of making furled leaders that is all I use. From my 3wt to my 9wt saltwater they all have furled leaders. I have ordered the saltwater ones from Feathercraft, some of the others I gotten from shop in Lynchburg, Tn. and a couple for Toobusy on the forum.

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