Mirage Big Game Leaders

Fluorocarbon fly-fishing leaders that offer ultimate abrasion resistance and stealth.


Some fluorocarbon fly-fishing leaders are blended with nylon, lessening the benefits of abrasion resistance and low visibility. Pure fluorocarbon Mirage™ has the highest abrasion resistance of any leader or tippet. And its refractive index is so close to that of water that Mirage is virtually invisible. With a specific gravity of 1.76, it breaks surface tension quickly and sinks quicker than nylon, perfect for nymphing. Fluorocarbon materials retain their knot and tensile strength in water. Preferred for nymphing, especially in gin-clear waters or where fish are educated. Great for large streamers too. Outstanding turnover power, the result of patented extrusion taper technology—an Orvis exclusive. Improved Mirage Big Game Leaders now fluorocarbon fly-fishing leaders with new tapers to give you better turnover when casting big game flies. Length 9'. 2-pack.
Size: 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20 lb. test


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 16 reviews


15 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 2/5

    Tough but very stiff - 6/2/2015
    By: from Christmas Island, Kiribati

    The big game leader I used retained too much memory. I ended up stretching it overnight to remove the loops

  • 5/5

    Great leader - 4/30/2015
    By: from Southeast, US

    I fish for bass primarily and this does a great job of turning over big flies and going through some tough brush and rocks.

  • 5/5


    My favorite leaders for smallmouth, they always perform great.

  • 5/5

    Solid Leaders - 2/10/2015

    Great leaders and easy to get at a great price for all your Salt water fly fishing needs

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    My goto surf fishing leader - 5/9/2014
    By: from Flagstaff, AZ
    Top 1000 Contributor

    This is my standard goto leader for surf fishing. It is tough as nails and extremely abrasion resistant!

  • 5/5

    Mirage leaders mid-long cast for bass - 8/14/2013
    By: from Austin, TX

    wonderful leader that I've yet to break. reacts so much better than the other synthetic brands out there that i've tried. i wouldn't consider switching leaders at this point other that Orvis' superstrong. Mirage is great for subsurface species or bass on really hot days.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Durable Flexible Leader - 7/23/2012
    By: from Minneapolis, MN
    Top 50 Contributor

    I use this for striped bass. Holds up in the ocean with no problems. The knots tie very tightly with no kinking. All the benefits of the Mirage material and you have a good selection of end tippet size/pound test. A little more expensive, but you get what you pay for and you don't want to lose fish with substandard leaders and tippet material.

  • 5/5

    Great Leaders - 3/25/2012
    By: from Jamestown, RI

    Fine workmanship. Excellent strength. Fish friendly.

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