Fly-Fishing Leaders & Tippet
Orvis has the fly-fishing leaders and tippet you need for angling success and enjoyment, in a range of strengths, sizes, lengths, and constructions. Our nylon, fluorocarbon, and wire leaders are ready for your toothy critter obsessions. The SuperStrong nylon and Mirage fluorocarbon leader and tippet pack both make a great all-in-one combination for grab-and-go convenience to get out the door and on the water fast. Our Mirage fluorocarbon leaders and tippet are unmatched to use in subsurface nymph and streamer casting for those wary, highly pressured fish we all love to obsess over tricking. Use the sinking poly leaders for all your days casting for salmon and steelhead, or throw one on when it's time to find that huge king brown trout that calls the bottom of the pool its home.
The enjoyment of a perfect cast is possible only with a precisely tapered leader matched to your fly and rod weight. When it's time to lay out that first cast, the only way to make sure a healthy serving of disappointment isn't on the menu is to use the finest and strongest leaders available. You've got everything else you need—you did the research, you have the rod, reel, and flies you're confident will help you pull in the fish of a lifetime. But your leader and tippet are the most important variables in any fly-fishing excursion. We’ve all experienced the heartbreaking moment when the connection snaps at the knot because we thought that old tippet or leader would get the job done.
As anglers, we need the best gear. As a leading fly-fishing outfitter, Orvis stakes its reputation on supplying enthusiasts throughout the world with all the tools needed to attain premier fishing experiences. We want to help you put that fish in the net with the most reliable, durable leaders and tippet available.
Do I need a leader and a tippet?
Yes, if you’re fly fishing, you’ll need a leader and tippet. A leader is the tapered monofilament that attaches to the end of your fly line. It’s absolutely necessary for the transfer of power in your cast. Tippet is the line that connects your leader to your fly, so it’s one of the most important links in the chain of fly fishing.