Fluorocarbon fly-fishing leaders that offer ultimate abrasion resistance and stealth.

3.7 out of 5 Customer Rating
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$24.95
Item #2A23
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The Story

Some fluorocarbon fly-fishing 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. Improved Mirage Big Game Leaders now fluorocarbon fly-fishing leaders with new tapers to give you better turnover when casting big game flies.

Length 9'. 2-pack. Size: 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20 lb. test

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Great leader for tailing reds!! Switched to these leaders and won’t look back.
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for salt I've been fishing Ascension Bay in Mexico and Ambergris in Belize each year using these leaders and have been very happy with their performance. I wish I could say that I am as consistent in performance!
Date published: 2021-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready to go after some stripahs! These were hand picked for me by the fly shop specialist at Orvis flagship store. He was very helpful getting me started with the essentials. Can't thank him enough.
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great performance Long life and great performance for several days of fishing
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chasing large mouth My son and I are just getting started with fly fishing. We have had great fun chasing trout, and now we are streamer fishing for bass. We had multiple recommendations for the Orvis taper.
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets All Expectations I normally make my own leaders, but on occasion, I buy a pre-made leader. If that's what I'm doing, I'm buying Orvis. The Big Game leader does exactly what you need it to. It turns over big flies, but also casts smaller patterns with ease. It handles a fair amount of abuse, including some abuse from our toothy fish friends. It's just a great, high quality leader when you need one.
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Leader Used this product as a leader on my flyline to catch 12-15 lb. coho salmon in Alaska. The fish are very feisty and the leader takes a beating from the fish and downfall in the river. I caught over 100 salmon in 4 days and only had to use 2 leaders. Excellent product. I would recommend that you cut and retie your fly after every 4-5 fish.
Date published: 2020-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use held up great in the lakes and rivers of Alaska. Far better than what the guides had for us to us.
Date published: 2020-08-16
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