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Fly Fishing Leaders

The last component of a fresh fly line setup is the right leader. We choose to offer leaders from Scientific Angler for their high durability, knot strength and low visibility for stealthy presentation. And since the packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, Scientific American is helping to keep the environment we fish in beautiful and pristine. Versatile for all kinds of fishing, from dry flies to nymphs and more, Scientific Angler leaders at Golden Fly Shop are an affordable, quality choice. 

How To Select The Right Leader For Your Setup

The best way to select a leader is according to the size and weight of the fly you're looking to cast. A good rule of thumb is to take the size of the fly, divide by three, and that gives you the thickness or "X number" of a tippet or leader that'll serve you well. For example, a size 12 fly will be well suited by 4X leader. If you need any additional help, just give us a call and speak with one of our knowledgeable associates!

Maxima Chameleon Leader 27yd Spool

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Maxima Chameleon Leader Material No other line can match the strength of Maxima Chameleon. For decades, anglers across the globe have trusted Maxim...

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Rio Butt Material

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OVERVIEW A bulk spool of medium stiff nylon that is ideal for butt sections. Three sizes to cover all fly line options. IDEAL FOR: 4-6 wt rods (0....

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Rio Fluoroflex Bonefish/Saltwater Leader

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OVERVIEW RIO's bonefish/saltwater fluoroflex leaders are made of 100% fluorocarbon, and are the perfect solution when fishing shallow, clear flats...

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Rio Fluoroflex Trout Leader

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RIO's Fluoroflex trout leaders are made of 100% fluorocarbon, and are the perfect solution for when a nearly invisible presentation is required in ...

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Rio Indicator Leader

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RIO's indicator leaders have a unique design that is ideal for the indicator fly fisher. A powerful butt section and very short taper, easily turns...

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Rio Powerflex Plus Leader

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Powerflex Plus Trout Leaders are the strongest trout leaders ever made, with tensile strengths up to 20% more than regular leaders. A technical mod...

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Rio Saltwater Leader

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RIO's Saltwater leaders an excellent general purpose saltwater leader for a multitude of species. The leaders are made of a medium stiff nylon and ...

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Rio Tarpon Pro Leader

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OVERVIEW Guides' favorite! A hand crafted leader of ultra hard, tough saltwater nylon, with a fluorocarbon shock tippet - ideal for tarpon. RIO's ...

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Rio Technical Euro Nymph Shorty Leader

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RIO's Technical Euro Nymph Shorty line has all the assets for the modern nymph angler. Built on a monofilament core that creates a stiff, slick lin...

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Rio Trout Versileader

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The ultimate versatile leader system for quickly adjusting sink rate on the end of typical floating trout lines and scandi shooting heads #4 and li...

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Rio XL Streamer Leader

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The XL Streamer Leader is specifically designed to handle big streamers and big fish. The medium-stiff nylon butt section turns over with maximum ...

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Scientific Anglers 100 Pound Dacron Loops

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What are you supposed to do when you don’t have a nail knot tool and your fly line doesn’t have welded loops? The simple answer: get a 3-pack of Br...

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Bass Leader

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Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal ...

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Euro Nymph Leader

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Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal ...

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Fluorocarbon Leader

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Absolute fluorocarbon leaders boast a 15% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion ...

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Fluorocarbon Saltwater Leader

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SALTWATER TAPERED LEADER Absolute Saltwater fluorocarbon leaders boast a 15% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and featur...

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Leader Material

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Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal su...

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Predator Toothy Fish Leader

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PREMIUM WIRE LEADERS 8’ tapered leader aids in smooth turnover of larger flies Abrasion-resistant leader material holds up to harsh conditions P...

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Predator Toothy Fish Stealth Leader

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TOOTHY FISH STEALTH BITE LEADER Specs:8’ 20LB tapered leader15” 80LB fluorocarbonSize 3 Locking Snap

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Right Angle Leader

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FRESHWATER TAPERED LEADER

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Saltwater Leader

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Stillwater Indicator Leader

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FRESHWATER LEADER The Absolute Indicator Stillwater Leader has a short hot-orange colored butt section for strike detection and an extended lengt...

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Streamer Leader

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Scientific Anglers Absolute Trout Leader

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Scientific Anglers Convertible Fly Line/Head Wallet

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 KEEP ORGANIZED Keeping your shooting heads, fly lines and tips organized is a snap with our head wallet. Holds 12 fly lines or shooting heads Wa...

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Scientific Anglers Predator 8' Tapered Leader

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PREDATOR WIRE LEADERS (2-PACK) 7.5’ tapered leader aids in smooth turnover of larger flies Abrasion-resistant leader material holds up to harsh co...

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Scientific Anglers Predator Stainless Steel Wire

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STAINLESS STEEL WIRE 30’ of 1×7 stainless steel wire, available in 20lb or 45lb breaking strengths Bite- and corrosion-resistant Black nylon coat...

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Scientific Anglers Sonar Leaders

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Imagine a world where you need to get a fly down to the fish, but all you have is a floating fly line. In that world, the perfect solution would b...

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