Abrasion-Resistant Leader and Tippet

Land more fish with abrasion-resistant fly fishing leader and tippet.


The most abrasion-resistant nylon fly fishing leader and tippet on the market. It features all of the advantages of nylon elasticity and suppleness while reducing the risk that fish will break you off on rocks, debris, or coral. Incorporates a high knot strength and comes in a new clear color. Provides enhanced turnover power for big, heavy flies.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 15 reviews


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

  • 5/5

    Tough Leader and Tippet for Bass - 11/28/2014
    By: from Alexandria, VA
    Top 10 Contributor

    I don’t fish this leader and tippet often, but when I do it’s for smallmouth bass on stream that has debris and sweepers that result in break-offs with less tough terminal gear. A great product at a good price.

  • 5/5

    Good for Bones - 10/31/2014
    By: from Smoky Mountains, TN
    Top 50 Contributor

    I've used this all over the flats on Catt and never had any issues. I've had my line pulled over coral and through mangroves without being broke off. I will admit that it got roughed up a little afterwards, but I at least landed the fish.

  • 1/5

    Disaster - 8/12/2014
    By: from U.K.

    I must have been sold old stock!! I bought two reels but they were both as bad as each other. I lost so many fish I ended up throwing them away because the breaking strain had deteriorated to almost nothing. I had to purchase basic nylon for a local store in order to continue my fishing vacation. I will not be buying Orvis leaders again.

  • 5/5

    Great shock tippet for big fish - 7/28/2014
    By: from Billings, Montana

    Surprisingly small diameter for strength of material. Right amount of suppleness. Easy to tie knots. Very low price compared to fluorocarbon. A best buy!

  • 5/5

    Toothy critters - 6/4/2014
    By: from Edmonton Alberta

    Fishing for walleye and pike on our home lake this sure beats wire fumbling and stands up. This past weekend, 30 pike and 8 walleye with only one precautionary Tippet change and no fish lost!

  • 5/5

    Strong leader - 3/10/2014
    By: from Acklins Island, Bahamas

    Good quality leader with abrasion resistance diameter. Helps hanging onto big bonefish if thet swim over coral in shallow water.

  • 5/5

    good stuff - 11/22/2013
    By: from Tulsa, OK

    10' 16# on 8 wt., 10# -15# tippet. Turns over striper flies in windy conditions. fished mostly in very rough rocky river bottom. Long lasting. Not prone to wind knots. Low memory. No complaints. Please don't ever discontinue.

  • 5/5

    Great pike and bass leaders! - 11/4/2013
    By: from Chicago, IL
    Top 50 Contributor

    Awesome durability and wear resistance. I used these all summer on freshwater game fish with excellent longevity.

  • 5/5

    Great tippet - 10/18/2013
    By: from Amherst, NY

    I find this tippet works great in the rocky bottom fast water of the lower Niagara River. This is a most challenging test for a leader and tippet. The abrasion resistant product from Orvis is a must in these challenging environments.

  • 1/5

    Worst leader for Salmon - 7/8/2013
    By: from Sept-Iles, Quebec,Canada

    Strength OK- all other features poor. Too limp-remains curled once the fly is tied on. Difficult to use any good salmon knot. Impossible to thread and tie a # 10 or smaller atlantic salmon fly at dusk due to lack of color. Lost 2 nice salmon with this leader

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