7' Trout and 10' Salmon PolyLeader

You'll get fantastic control on your line with our fly fishing leader.


PolyLeaders are like mini fly lines that are constructed the same way with a PVC coated monocore. They are tapered and act as a natural extension of your line tapering down to your tippet. They cast beautifully, and come in four densities that allow you to fish the entire water column. They are available in Clear Floating, Intermediate Sinking (1.5 inches/second), Fast Sink (3.9 inches/second), and Super Fast Sink (6.1 inches/second). Each leader has an exposed monocore tip to attach your tippet in whatever fashion you prefer from blood knot to triple surgeon's, or tie a perfection loop for a loop-to-loop connection.

  • The Trout Leader is 7-feet and you can add 4- to 8-ft. of 2- to 12-lb. tippet depending on conditions.
  • The Salmon Leader is 10-feet and you can add 4- to 8-ft. of 8- to 24-lb. tippet depending on conditions.

Both Trout and Salmon are available in all four densities.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 26 reviews


23 of 26 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Any Orvis fly fishing purchase is always The Best! - 7/3/2015
    By: from Indianapolis, IN

    Love ordering and buying Orvis fly fishing gear for my Man! It's always the best and never disappoints! He just bought a new fly fishing pole at the store in Indianapolis, too. Great store!!!

  • 3/5

    PolyLeader - nice, but see below - 6/2/2015
    By: from Michigan

    Nice leader, For some reason I thought that this was a leader coated like a fly line ....I planned to try to use it as a line for a TenKara Rod, still may - but would not recommend for a TenKara line

  • 5/5

    Excellent addition to fly kit - 3/20/2015
    By: from Whitinsville, MA

    These weighted leaders help me get down to the level I need when the fishing demands below surface flies. Depending on the level of sink needed they provide the necessary speed of drop.

  • 4/5

    Adds Flexibility to your Floating Line - 12/1/2014
    By: from Bronx, NY
    Top 250 Contributor

    Where legal for Atlantic Salmon, you can greatly simplify the line equation and rig a floating line and use the leader to adjust for water conditions. I found the leaders particularly helpful in low water. A micro-swivel can be added to remove line twist and add weight. Not quite as easy to cast as an integrated line.

  • 5/5

    Perfect extension to a fly line - 10/16/2014

    Casts like a integral part of you r fly line, turns over super nice.

  • 4/5


  • 5/5

    Good Quality - 4/8/2014
    By: from Barnegat, NJ

    Lost the fish but didn't break the leader and upon inspection, leader is in good shape for fishing in an area full of rocks

  • 4/5


  • 5/5


  • 1/5

    What Happened! - 10/8/2013
    By: from Pulaski, NY

    Leader broke off 4 inches from the butt end of the leader. We've never salmon fished before, and we broke off hooks from the 20lb fluorocarbon that we fell back too. Would have not been surprised for a thinner section of the Orvis poly leader to snap but not the butt end. Makes me suspect it was defective.

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  • 7' Trout PolyLeader $9.95
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