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 23 reviews


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

  • 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.

  • 4/5

    Leaders Fine - Website Not - 8/28/2013
    By: from Derbyshire, England
    Top 500 Contributor

    These leaders are fine and do what they are supposed to, however the UK website wasn't very helpful as it stated the leader colours but not the sink rate (you need to look at the US site or third party sites for this.

  • 5/5

    Great product - 12/28/2012
    By: from Louisville, Kentucky

    This was much cheaper then buying sinking line for my reel and even cheaper then buying a new spool for my reel. This really gets your flies down in that slack water behind some riffles so you can target them big Ol trout.

  • 5/5

    A Pleasure to Cast - 12/19/2012
    By: from San Jose, CA
    Top 10 Contributor

    Excellent turnover with both single-handed and two-handed rods. I use the intermediate, fast, and extra fast sink on my switch rods often when swinging streamers and nymphs for both trout and steelhead. Connect a length of tippet using a loop-to-loop and you're ready to go! Excellent turnover, easy to cast, and gets to fly to the depth it needs to be in a hurry.

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  • 7' Trout PolyLeader $9.95
  • 10' salmon PolyLeader $14.95
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