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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!

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    SA - Absolute Trout Leader

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

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    Rio - Powerflex Plus Leader

    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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    SA - Absolute Fluorocarbon Leader

    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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    Rio - Fluoroflex Trout Leader

    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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    SA - Absolute Streamer Leader

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

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    Rio - Fluoroflex Bonefish/Saltwater Leader

    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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    Maxima - Chameleon - 27yd

    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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    SA - Absolute Fluorocarbon Saltwater Leader

    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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    SA - Sonar Leaders

    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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    SA - Absolute Saltwater Leader

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

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    SA - Absolute Euro Nymph Leader

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

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    Rio - Tarpon Pro Leader

    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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    SA - Absolute Leader Material- 30M

    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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    Rio - Butt Material

    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 - Indicator Leader

    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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    SA - Absolute Predator Toothy Fish Stealth - 20lb / 80lb Wire - 1 Pack Leader

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

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    SA - Absolute Right Angle Leader

    FRESHWATER TAPERED LEADER

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    Rio - Saltwater Leader

    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 - Trout Versileader

    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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    SA - Absolute Bass Leader

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

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