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Orvis Leaders & Tippets

Orvis leaders have revolutionized the fly fishing industry with state-of-the-art design and durability. Choose from a wide selection of types to suit your needs.

How to Choose Your Leader
1. Do I want knotted, knotless, or braided? Knotted leaders are constructed by tying four to six gradually descending diameters of mono together until you reach your tippet diameter, be it 3X, 4X, etc. Enthusiasts maintain that flies turn over better with knotted leaders. The Orvis knotless leaders are single strands of mono that taper from the butt section to the level tippet section. They have a heavier butt and exclusive taper that make them cast better than any other knotless leader in the world. However, after some fly changes, you will eventually be tying onto a thicker material as you work your way back up the leader. Braided leaders are very supple to reduce drag, absorb shocks, transfer energy efficiently, and allow you to change tippets very easily.

2. What length do I need? Determining the right length and size of your leader is very simple. The general rule of thumb is to use 15' to 18' leaders with dry flies on calm water, 12' leaders on slow moving streams where a fish can see the fly line on the surface, 9' leaders for dry fly and nymph fishing on faster water, and 7' leaders for small stream fishing. Our 6' leaders are designed for use with sinking and sink-tip lines. We offer a complete selection of lengths and diameters all packaged in our new, environmentally friendly "seed packets. "

orvis_leader_super_strong_plus Orvis Super Strong Plus Nylon Leader 2pk
$7.95
This tapered fly fishing leader offers unmatched elasticity, knot strength, and suppleness.


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orvis_tippet_superstrong_plus Orvis Super Strong Plus Nylon Tippet
$4.95
Our Superstrong Plus tippet delivers extra strength without sacrificing performance.
30-meter spool


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orvis_leader_mirage_trout_sm.jpg Orvis - Mirage Knotless Trout Leader 2pack
$24.95 $16.76 On Sale!
7.5' : Preferred in small streams for dry fly and nymph fishing
9' : Best general dry fly and nymph leader. Great for all-around use.
12' : Preferred in spring creeks when using dry flies.



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orvis_tippet_mirage_2016_combo Orvis Leader & Tippet Combo Pack - Mirage
$37.95
Preferred for nymphing and great for large streamers. Outstanding turnover power, the result of patented extrusion taper technology-an Orvis exclusive. Fly fishing tippet has line retainer on each spool.


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orvis_leader_mirage_2016 Orvis Mirage Knotless Trout Leader 2pack
$23.95
Our fly fishing trout leaders are designed to turn over flies perfectly.


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orvis_tippet_mirage_2016 Orvis Mirage Tippet Material - Trout
$14.95
30-meter spool
Sizes 7X-0X
Cutter


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orvis_leader_mirage_big_game_2016 Orvis Mirage Big Game 9' Leader 2pk
$24.95
Fluorocarbon fly-fishing leaders that offer ultimate abrasion resistance and stealth.
9' length
2-pack


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orvis_tippet_mirage_2016 Orvis Mirage Tippet Material - Big Game
$14.95
30-meter spool
Sizes .013"- .019"
Cutter up to 0.015"


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orvis_leader_mirage_big_game_IGFA_sm.jpg Orvis Mirage IGFA Big Game 9' Leader
$23.95 $16.76 On Sale!
Improved tapers enhance fly turnover in these IGFA-approved flurocarbon fishing leaders.
9' length
2-pack



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orvis_tippet_mirage1.jpg Orvis - Mirage Tippet 30m Large Sizes
$24.95 $16.76 On Sale!
30-meter spool
Sizes .013"- .019"



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orvis_leader_super_strong_plus_combo Orvis Leader & Tippet Combo - Super Strong Plus
$12.95
The Super Strong nylon fly fishing leaders excel in the widest range of fly fishing conditions because the material balances three crucial elements better than any other fly fishing leader material: elasticity, knot strength, and suppleness.



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orvis_leader_tippet_combo_mirage.jpg Orvis Leader & Tippet Combo - Mirage
$27.95 $22.36 On Sale!
Pure fluorocarbon Mirage has the highest abrasion resistance of any leader or tippet material. A refractory index .09 different from that of water makes it virtually invisible. Mirage breaks surface tension quickly, eliminating surface shadow in topwater presentations and sinking quicker than nylon, making it ideal when used for subsurface presentations.


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orvis_tippet_bimini_tippets Orvis Super Strong Spooled Bimini Tippets
$9.95
5' for "no knot" systems. Strength of the bimini, without having to tie the knot.


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orvis_floating_braided_leader_system_SM Orvis Floating Braided Leader System
$19.95
Our braided leaders make delicate presentations easier.