Welcome to our newest product - the Flat Butt Tapered Leader - these specific leaders won an award - well, they came a creditable 2nd - at EFTTEX 2017 (European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition).
Please Note: This price is for a pack of 3 Flat Butt Tapered Leaders
These unique leaders have a flat butt for additional suppleness and ease of knotting - the yellow-coloured butt and taper make these leaders highly visible to the fly-fisher while maintaining stealth with a clear tip section. Produced from pure nylon, they are supple from butt to point and have no memory, making them ideal for delicate presentation. The profile has 55% butt and a gradual taper over 28% with a relatively short tip of 17% at the tippet diameter.
The advantages of using a Flat Butt Leader are:
- Enhanced transfer of energy due to the flatter butt section
- Less twisting of the tippet when using larger flies (the flattened section of the tapered leader is structurally stronger and less inclined to twisting).
- Slightly more air resistance - allowing the fly and tippet more time to land first.
- Extremely supple.
We have these Flat Butt leaders in 9ft lengths only. Each leader is available in sizes 4x, 5x, & 6x. Specification of the leaders and their profiles can be seen in the table below:
|Size||Tip Diameter (mm)||Butt Diameter (mm)||Lb|
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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