Welcome to the Orvis and Rio Leader and Tippet department at Little River Outfitters online store. Here you will find a selection of our best selling brands of leaders and tippet. Orvis and Rio offer a vast selection of sizes to choose from including monofilament and fluorocarbon. Choose monofilament for most bass and trout fishing conditions. Mono, floats closer to the surface than fluorocarbon. It costs less money too.
Fluorocarbon has two specific advantages over mono. First, it is harder for the fish to see. That helps when you are fishing very clear water for spooky trout. More importantly, fluorocarbon offers better abrasion resistance. It is made using fibers instead of being extruded. If one fiber is nicked the small slice won’t expand or tear like mono. The disadvantage to fluorocarbon is the fact that it sinks faster.
Fluorocarbon leaders are extruded so some may not have the pound test strength of the same diameter of the tippet you buy on a spool. You may improve this situation by cutting off the tippet from a leader and tying on some spooled and stronger tippet using the same diameter tippet. Use a double surgeons knot.
We also sell spools of heavy mono and fluorocarbon for those who like to make their own tapered leaders for freshwater or saltwater big game use. And, we sell IGFA Approved leaders and tippet by Orvis. This can be helpful if you are seeking a world record. This material is identified by pound test.
If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 865-448-9459. Shipping is free in the Continental United Sates.