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!