Predator Poly Leader

Our fly fishing wire leader with bite guard is designed for serious durability.

Details

A tough wire leader for mean fish made with an almost indestructible titanium wire bite guard that holds up, fish after fish. In our field tests, as many as 50 fish were landed on a single leader. Complete with swivel to eliminate leader twist, and snap link for quick, easy fly attachment. Fresh- and saltwater. 7' intermediate leader with 9" bite guard.

Reviews

Overall: 2.7/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 2.7 / 5 based on 6 reviews

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3 of 6 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5 stars 3/5

    OK, but not the best! - 7/7/2014
    By: from Maple Valley, WA
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I was somewhat wary at purchasing this leader due to comments about the clasp (connection to fly) in other reviews. I tried it anyway and found out quickly that the clasp is indeed an overly complicated and poor design. It also does not have the strength for a large predator fish such as a pike or barracuda. The rest of the leader is quite good. I would buy this leader again but cut off the clasp and replace with a different style - probably saltwater stainless. This leader as designed will not hold up to a large fish - say 15 lbs or above.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    For those tricky fish - 6/11/2014
    By:

    Perfect leader for those snappy tooth fish. Strong and durable. Highly recommend it.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Always excellent service and top shelf products - 12/28/2012
    By:

    I have been dealing with Orvis for the past 25 years (more or less!?). I have always been extremely pleased with the quality and workmanship of the Orvis line. When a problem has occured, the costumer service reps are on the spot, cordial, and resolve the issue without complications. A big Thank You is in order. ALLEN

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Good Idea, but not functional - 10/19/2012
    By: from Wheaton, IL
    Top 250 Contributor

    I got one of these for my trip to Canada fishing for Pike. It was crazy how hard it is to work the tip where you attach the fly. You have to bend it exactly right and after a while you think when is this metal going to break. Then I got home and was using it a my local lake and went to put it on my 8wt and the metal end where you attach the fly had fallen off completely. I returned it to Orvis. They took it back and I used the credit to buy some more flies. It's a great concept, but a little work on the end of the line and this could be a good product.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    high hopes - 7/5/2012
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    Went pike fishing and hoped would be usefull to change flies without retying every time. the leader and titanium was fine, but the clasp was difficult to use, and would not fit the eye of some of the flies. Also after catching few fish the clasp got so bent up it became impossilbe to use without fixing it with pliers.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Useless - 7/15/2011
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    bought one to try out in the sea of cortez on little roosterfish. First cast was a strike...line separated at the joint where the poly joins the titanium. Goodbye fly, goodbye leader, goodbye FISH. Not happy.

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