7.5ft Tapered Leader
7.5ft Tapered Leader

7.5ft Tapered Leader

Regular price £2.00

Welcome to our newest product - the Precision Tapered Leader - from Barbless-Flies.co.uk

We thought that it would only be right to start stocking some Tapered Leaders, alongside our current range of indicator, braided, furled and french leaders. We have produced a range of knotless monofilament tapered leaders, all with a slightly steeper profile than normal, to help you turn over your flies under normal fishing conditions (i.e. windy days)!

We have these in sizes 7.5ft, 9ft, 12ft and 15ft (so no need to cut down those leaders anymore to get the right size). Each length of leader is available in sizes 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x & 7x (for all you ultra-light tippet fans). Specification of the leaders and their profiles can be seen in the table below:

 Size Tip Diameter (mm) Butt Diameter (mm) Lb
3X 0.203 0.53 6.0
4X 0.178 0.53 4.9
5X 0.152 0.53 3.7
6X 0.127 0.43 2.6
7X 0.102 0.43 1.8

Tapered Leader to Fly Line Connections:

Most fly lines now come with a welded loop at the tip, we find the best way to attach your tapered leader is to tie a perfection loop (click here for tying instructions) in the butt end of your leader, and then use a loop-to-loop connection to attach it to your fly line. This way has the added advantage that should you wish to change your leader (for a longer/shorter/thinner one), then it's simply a case of loop-to-loop connecting the new leader.

Should your fly line not already have a welded loop on the tip, then our favourite way to attach a tapered leader is with a needle knot (click here for a fantastic demo of the Needle Knot).

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