Our fly fishing trout leaders are designed to turn over flies perfectly.

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  • Sinks quicker than nylon, perfect for nymphing or throwing large streamers
  • Pure fluorocarbon
  • Refraction index close to water, making this leader nearly invisible to fish
  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Outstanding turnover power, the result of patented extrusion taper technology—an Orvis exclusive

The Story

Some fluorocarbon 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. Fly fishing leader preferred in spring creeks, stillwater situations, for use with large streamers, or when fishing with nymphs in clear water where trout are fished over heavily.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Fished with it right away and worked fine. Didn’t break.
Date published: 2020-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sensitivity! I usually fish with a medium sink line and the Mirage fluorocarbon really helps me feel the most subtle takes. It also helps me to get a faster hook set.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Hold Up These leaders hold up and will use them on the Madison River MT
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Product Ever It took me years to decide that I would try out some Fluorocarbon Leaders and Tippetts.These Mirage examples turned out better than I could have imagined. Once they touch the water, they really disappear and there are no worries about "lining" the fish. All that they see is your fly. It's definitely been an improvement to my nyphing. Thanks.
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid product Used for trout fishing in rocky streams - product is durable
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mirage leaders Great Leaders ! The only ones I use, Many, Many Big trout landed with these Leaders.
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Leaders Worked Well and no tangles! The Orvis leaders worked well with our small stream nymphing adventures. Out of the pack the leaders unwound without tangling up and forming knots. I was able to use a small ring on the leader to attach additional tippett and had a productive day fishing shallow ripples.
Date published: 2020-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from mirage leader inferior to the superstrong I have been using superstrong leaders for years, but I had an upcoming trip and the local store was out of stock with the 5x. I went ahead and purchased the mirage. while it was good, I found it didn’t perform to my expectations. while the environment can always contribute to the durability, the mirage just didn’t last long, and I had to add tippet soon after when nymphing. Not a bad product, just not the superstrong.
Date published: 2020-07-07
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