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Powerflex Tippet

RIO Powerflex Tippet

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Powerflex Trout Leader - 3 Pack

RIO Powerflex Trout Leader - 3 Pack

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Fly Line Backing - Dacron

RIO Fly Line Backing - Dacron

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Gold Fly Line

RIO Gold Fly Line

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Fluoroflex Plus Tippet

RIO Fluoroflex Plus Tippet

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Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader - 2 Pack

Scientific Anglers Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader - 2 Pack

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Perception Fly Line

RIO Perception Fly Line

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Mastery GPX Fly Line

Scientific Anglers Mastery GPX Fly Line

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Grand Fly Line

RIO Grand Fly Line

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Freshwater Tippet

Scientific Anglers Freshwater Tippet

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Premium Fluorocarbon Tippet

Scientific Anglers Premium Fluorocarbon Tippet

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Sharkskin Ultimate Trout Fly Line

Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Ultimate Trout Fly Line

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Mastery Trout Dry Tip Fly Line

Scientific Anglers Mastery Trout Dry Tip Fly Line

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Trout Tapered Leader - 3-Pack

Umpqua Trout Tapered Leader - 3-Pack

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Mastery Textured Streamer Express Fly Line

Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Streamer Express Fly Line

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Trout Tapered Leader

Umpqua Trout Tapered Leader

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Fly Line Backing - Dacron

Scientific Anglers Fly Line Backing - Dacron

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Streamer Tip Fly Line

RIO Streamer Tip Fly Line

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Trout LT DT Fly Line

RIO Trout LT DT Fly Line

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MainStream Trout WF Fly Line

RIO MainStream Trout WF Fly Line

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Suppleflex Tippet

RIO Suppleflex Tippet

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Power Tapered Leader - 2 - Pack

Umpqua Power Tapered Leader - 2 - Pack

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Mastery Stillwater Fly Line

Scientific Anglers Mastery Stillwater Fly Line

$74.95

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Sub-Surface AquaLux Fly Line

RIO Sub-Surface AquaLux Fly Line

$74.95

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Avid Trout WF Fly Line

RIO Avid Trout WF Fly Line

$54.95

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Mastery Streamer Express Clear Tip Fly Line

Scientific Anglers Mastery Streamer Express Clear Tip Fly Line

$74.95

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Trout LT WF Fly Line

RIO Trout LT WF Fly Line

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Mastery Textured Titan Taper Fly Line

Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Titan Taper Fly Line

$84.95

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Nylon Tippet

Umpqua Nylon Tippet

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Powerflex Trout Leader

RIO Powerflex Trout Leader

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SuperFluoro Leader

Umpqua SuperFluoro Leader

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Skagit Extreme Head Spey Fly Line

Scientific Anglers Skagit Extreme Head Spey Fly Line

$55.00

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What are Lines, Leaders, & Tippets?

Together, the line, leader, and tippet act as a system. Since fly lines are relatively heavy, they tend to splash down and spook fish. A leader is a material line that connects the main line to the fly, it’s lightweight so it doesn’t splash, and it’s nearly invisible to fish. The tippet is the last couple of feet of the leader and it's the part to which the fly is actually tied.

Line
Fly fishing gear is distinguished from other types of angling equipment by the weight of its line. Rather than simply serve as your connection to the fish, these lines are designed with casting in mind. Most fly lines are thicker at the end to improve turn-over and casting characteristics. Always match your line weight to that of your rod and reel. Shop Floating Fly Line Shop Sinking Fly Line Shop Spey Fly Line
Leader & Tippet
A leader tapers down in diameter as you move from the point of attachment at the line down to the tippet. The thicker the tippet, the higher the leader strength and the more weight it can handle. So, the bigger the fish, the larger the tippet you'll need. Most leaders are 7.5–9ft long but length can vary. Shop Fly Fishing Leader Shop Fly Fishing Tippet
Monofilament vs. Fluorocarbon
There are two types of materials used for leaders—nylon monofilament and fluorocarbon. Fluorocarbon is more abrasion-resistant, it sinks faster due to its high density, and it’s harder for fish to see in the water. Nylon monofilament is less abrasion-resistant and more prone to float, but it’s also less expensive than fluoro line.