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Fenwick World Class Fluoro Tippet Fenwick World Class Fluoro Tippet
The Fenwick World Class Fluoro Tippet is the practically invisible addition you need to get that perfect placement. This medium-stiff tippet is just right for dropping nymphs perfectly, without the fish seeing the trailing line behind it. Its fluorocarbon construction makes it resist abrasion and UV light, and it has low memory so it straightens out nicely.
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Fenwick World Class Freshwater Leader - 2 Pack Fenwick World Class Freshwater Leader - 2 Pack
The World Class Freshwater Leader 2 pack is part of Fenwick's World Class series, and is constructed with an advanced, low-memory co-polymer for performance that lives up to its name. Its smooth taper provides beautiful turnover for a wide variety of freshwater flies, and the line is supple enough to delicately place them on the water.
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Fenwick World Class Nylon Tippet Fenwick World Class Nylon Tippet
When you're placing a fly on the water, you want your tippet to lay out delicately. Tie the Fenwick World Class Nylon Tippet on the end of your leader and demonstrate the precise presentation you've worked so hard to master.
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Fishpond Headgate XL Tippet Holder Fishpond Headgate XL Tippet Holder
Built to hold five 4-inch tippet spools, the Fishpond Headgate XL Tippet Holder is an essential piece of gear for saltwater anglers. That being said, the Headgate XL can also hold up to 13 standard-sized spools for freshwater fishing. The Headgate features a durable, yet lightweight, design that's complemented by a spring-loaded hinge for ease of use when adding or removing tippet, while the clip makes it easy to attach the Headgate to your vest or pack.
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RIO 2-Tone Indicator Tippet RIO 2-Tone Indicator Tippet
When your usual indicator rig isn't turning any fish, switch your usual nymph rig with the Rio 2-Tone Indicator Tippet. The tippet is made from an opaque two-tone material that changes every eight inches from a fluorescent pink to a fluorescent chartreuse color--this results in a high-vis leader that will enable you to detect the subtlest takes as your flies drift through the feeding lane of unsuspecting trout.
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RIO Bass Leaders 9Ft 3-Pack RIO Bass Leaders 9Ft 3-Pack
When you're casting for bass, you need your leader to efficiently turn over large flies. The RIO Bass Leaders 9ft 3-Pack does so swimmingly. Yes, that pun was a little painful, but watching your cast present beautifully over the water toward a choosy fish won't be. This 3-pack gives you a wallet-friendly way to keep a couple of extras around to swap in once you've changed the tippet and fly a few too many times.
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RIO Bass Tippet 30Yd RIO Bass Tippet 30Yd
The RIO Bass Tippet 30Yd is designed to delicately present larger flies to choosy fish. Constructed with strong, abrasion-resistant material, it can withstand repeated scraping over rocks and other submerged obstacles. With four sizes available, you'll be able to fine-tune your setup to match your flies of the day.
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RIO Big Nasty Leaders 6Ft RIO Big Nasty Leaders 6Ft
When you're casting big flies to hopefully big, not particularly nasty fish, you need the RIO Big Nasty Leader 6ft. This leader is constructed with medium-stiff nylon with a powerful taper that efficiently turns over large streamers, hoppers, stoneflies, and the like. It comes with a hand-tied loop in the butt so you can easily add it to your setup.
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RIO Big Nasty Tippet RIO Big Nasty Tippet
Tie that wild-haired streamer you concocted from a potent blend of raccoon fur and booger-colored dubbin to RIO's Big Nasty Tippet when you're on the prowl for big, predatory fish. This medium-stiff tippet is specifically designed to turn over big flies--streamers, terrestrials, and stoneflies--in windy conditions. It's also made from a thicker gauge and is abrasion-resistant so you don't have to worry about it snapping when you finally hook into a 22-inch butter bean.
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RIO Fluoroflex Leader RIO Fluoroflex Leader
When the water is crystal clear and the trout are spooky, turn to the RIO Fluoroflex Leader for a stealthy presentation. The 100% fluorocarbon material is nearly invisible, offers good abrasion resistance, and has a pre-tied loop for easy rigging.
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RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Leader 9Ft RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Leader 9Ft
When the fish are easy to spook and the water is clear - like at your favorite spot in the flats - you need a fluorocarbon leader. The RIO Fluoroflex Saltwater Leader 9ft is your tool for stealthy, near-invisible presentation. With a long butt for smooth fly turnover and superior strength and abrasion resistance, this leader can handle large flies and feisty fish.
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RIO Fluroflex Plus Tippet - 3-Pack RIO Fluroflex Plus Tippet - 3-Pack
RIO's Fluroflex Plus Tippet has a higher knot strength than standard nylon tippet and reflects less light than nylon, making it next to invisible to trout. This makes this tippet more reliable when you're playing large trout, and it will ultimately lead to more fish on the end of your line. Please note that fluorocarbon is not biodegradable and should always be packed out and properly disposed of.
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RIO Powerflex Plus Leader - 3-Pack RIO Powerflex Plus Leader - 3-Pack
The Powerflex Plus Leader is the strongest trout leader RIO makes. This increased strength comes from a modification of the nylon-copolymer formulation, and doesn't sacrifice the supple feel or knot strength. The high-performance taper allows for the beautiful presentation you're used to with RIO's trout leaders, and the hand-tied loop in the butt end adds a personal touch.
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RIO Powerflex Plus Leader - Single RIO Powerflex Plus Leader - Single
When your old, battered leader becomes suspect after multiple run-ins with logs and mossy rocks, switch it out with the RIO Powerflex Plus Single Leader. This classic trout leader has a tapered design and supple feel that casts well and is reliable when the fifth log you hook turns out to be a trophy fish.
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RIO Powerflex Plus Tapered Leader - 2-Pack RIO Powerflex Plus Tapered Leader - 2-Pack
Rio's new Powerflex Plus Tapered Leaders are some of the strongest leaders available, 20% stronger than regular nylon leaders thanks to a unique nylon and copolymer formulation.
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RIO Powerflex Tippet RIO Powerflex Tippet
Turn to the Rio Powerflex Tippet for superb knot strength, stretch, and suppleness in your fly fishing setup. Thanks to its high tenacity co-polymer material with PTFE coating, the Powerflex delivers a quality tippet you can rely on to satisfy your fly fishing thirst. Ideal for all species, the Powerflex light gray color provides optimal camouflage in the water.
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RIO Powerflex Tippet - 3-Pack RIO Powerflex Tippet - 3-Pack
What fly you're fishing, the flow of the river, and the size of fish you're targeting all determine what size of tippet you should be using, so be ready to make adjustments to your presentation with the Rio Powerflex Tippet 3-Pack. These 3-packs are sold in three different sets with sizes ranging from 0X to 2X, 3X to 5X, and 4X to 6X, so your tippet tender will be fully loaded and ready to tie on everything from heavily-weighted double monkey butt streamers to tiny gnats.
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RIO Powerflex Trout Leader RIO Powerflex Trout Leader
You have a nice rod, a smooth reel, and a deluxe line, but without a quality RIO Powerflex Trout Leader, you won't have much of anything when it comes to the fish count at the end of the day. The Powerflex can turn over heavy indicators and cut through the wind as well as gently deliver the most delicate of dry flies.
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RIO Powerflex Trout Leader - 3 Pack RIO Powerflex Trout Leader - 3 Pack
Face it--sooner or later, you'll be the guy who loses a leader in the first 20 minutes of fishing. Be prepared with a RIO Powerflex Trout Leader 3 Pack. The high-performance taper allows you to cast everything from heavy indicator rigs to delicate dry flies with precision and confidence.
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RIO Powerflex Wire Bite Tippet 15Ft RIO Powerflex Wire Bite Tippet 15Ft
For toothy targets, you need to upgrade to the RIO Powerflex Wire Bite Tippet 15ft to keep the fish from biting through the tippet and making off with your fly. Constructed with nylon-coated braided wire, this tippet is strong and supple so you can tie it directly to the fly and cast worry-free. While the tippet is designed to stand up to your toothy foe, it unfortunately provides no protection for your hands, so use caution when pulling in your prize.
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RIO Redfish/Seatrout Tapered Leader 9' RIO Redfish/Seatrout Tapered Leader 9'
Saltwater fish can put up a fight, but first you have to get them to hit your fly. The RIO Redfish/Seatrout Tapered Leader 9' is designed to turn over saltwater patterns to present accurately to these choosy fish, with medium-stiff nylon construction knots easily and sturdily, and can cope with the fight that comes after the set.
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RIO RIO Line, Leader, Tippet Package RIO RIO Line, Leader, Tippet Package
You need more than just a length of monofilament to start catching trout on a fly rod. Between backing, fly line, leader, and tippet, it can be tough to know what's going to work best for your fly rod and reel. This comprehensive package comes with RIO's Avid Trout WF Line and Powerflex leader and tippet in the most commonly used sizes for trout fishing. The Avid Trout WF Line is a well-rounded line that caters to anglers who are refining their casting technique and working out the kinks of their roll cast.
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RIO Saltwater Mono RIO Saltwater Mono
Saltwater fisheries put a whole different set of demands on your tackle. Luckily, RIO designed its Saltwater Mono for anglers fishing for everything from bonefish, permit, tarpon, and other saltwater fish--just choose the appropriate test for you prey.
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RIO Saltwater Tapered Leader 10' RIO Saltwater Tapered Leader 10'
The RIO Saltwater Tapered Leader 10' is a general purpose saltwater leader that performs well for a variety of species. If you're just getting into saltwater, or just prefer not to change your leader all the time, this is the versatile leader that can carry you through days of varied sea fishing. The medium-stiff nylon forms strong knots easily and has a taper that can turn over classic saltwater flies easily.
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RIO Steelhead/Salmon Leader - 3-Pack RIO Steelhead/Salmon Leader - 3-Pack
If you have a trip to Alaska on the books, make sure that you're ready for the action with the RIO Steelhead/Salmon Leader 3-Pack. The medium-stiff nylon easily turns over heavy flies and provides the tough abrasion resistance big cohos and wild steelheads demand.
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RIO Steelhead/Salmon Tippet 3-Pack RIO Steelhead/Salmon Tippet 3-Pack
Whether you're an expert spey caster or you're planning your first trip to the Pacific Northwest to try your hand, you'll want to pick up this 3-pack of RIO Steelhead/Salmon Tippet for the adventure. Conveniently separated into typical-size spools, but in wallet-friendly bulk, this tippet is a convenient choice for your trip. It's specialized for steelhead and salmon, with a glacial green color and a medium-stiff nylon construction that delicately places flies on the water.
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RIO Striped Bass Tapered Leader 7' RIO Striped Bass Tapered Leader 7'
The RIO Striped Bass Tapered Leader 7' is specifically designed to present flies to striped bass convincingly. The powerful butt easily turns over these larger patterns, delicately placing them in the water on target. The medium-stiff nylon cuts through the air even when you cast large flies, and provides high strength and abrasion resistance.
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RIO Suppleflex Tippet RIO Suppleflex Tippet
Suppleflex Tippet
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RIO Suppleflex Trout Leaders RIO Suppleflex Trout Leaders
You probably won't need RIO's Suppleflex Trout Leaders when you're bouncing sow bugs along the river bottom, but you will want to enlist their help when you're swinging soft hackles and making delicate dry fly presentations. These soft and supple leaders are made from a copolymer material that's smooth when tying knots and doesn't alter the natural movement of the fly as it drifts down the river.
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RIO Tarpon Leader 6Ft Fluorocarbon 3 Pack RIO Tarpon Leader 6Ft Fluorocarbon 3 Pack
When casting bulky streamers to tarpon, you want your leader and tippet to be indiscernible to the fish. The RIO Tarpon Leader 6ft Fluorocarbon 3 Pack is handcrafted with an ultra-tough nylon leader and a fluorocarbon shock tippet for the stealthiest and strongest presentation. RIO recommends splicing in a butt section of Hard Saltwater mono to attach this leader to your fly line.
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RIO Tippet Rings - 10 Pack RIO Tippet Rings - 10 Pack
Switching out flies and changing the size of your tippet doesn't just shorten the length of your leader, but it also changes its overall taper, reducing your leader's ability to turn flies over effectively. Rio's Tippet Rings offer a simple solution to this problem through a small, light, and strong ring that can be tied to the end of your leader with an improved clinch knot that can then be used to tie a length of tippet. The tippet rings can also be used dry-dropper rigs and are ideal when tying tandem nymph rigs.
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RIO Toothy Critter Ii 7.5' Stainless Wire With Snap RIO Toothy Critter Ii 7.5' Stainless Wire With Snap
If you're on the prowl for a barracuda or a similarly toothy target, you need to ensure they won't just bite through the line and swim away with your fly. With the RIO Toothy Critter Li 7. 5' Stainless Wire With Snap, their teeth will be unable to slice through the shock tippet, so you can pull in your prize. This version includes a snap link connecting the wire tippet to the ultra-stiff nylon leader.
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Scientific Anglers Flourocarbon Leader - 2-Pack Scientific Anglers Flourocarbon Leader - 2-Pack
Scientific Anglers' Fluorocarbon Leaders are made from a UV-proof material that's highly resistant to abrasion, so you can fish them back-to-back days without having to worry about them snapping as soon as you set your hook on a solid take.
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Scientific Anglers Fluorocarbon Tippet - 100 Meter Guide Spool Scientific Anglers Fluorocarbon Tippet - 100 Meter Guide Spool
When you're spending upwards of 100 days a year on the water, you want to be well-equipped to catch any fish with a tippet tender full of Scientific Anglers' 100 Meter Guide Spools of Fluorocarbon Tippet. These high-capacity spools will carry all the tippet you need for a full season of fishing and are made from a fluorocarbon material. Not only does fluorocarbon more durable than standard nylon leaders, but it is also less visible to selective trout.
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Scientific Anglers Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader - 2-Pack Scientific Anglers Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader - 2-Pack
Switch out that crusty old leader you've been fishing and keep one more ready to go with the Scientific Anglers Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader 2-Pack. The 7. 5-foot leaders are ideal for most freshwater fly fishing situations and cast well in the wind, while the 9-foot leaders are the ultimate freshwater multi-situation leaders. The' longer, larger butt sections easily turn over flies while the new and unique composition allows these leaders to lie straighter on the water. Overall, these babies are flexible and strong, and they easily straighten between your fingertips.
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Scientific Anglers Freshwater Nylon Tippet Scientific Anglers Freshwater Nylon Tippet
If you've ever discovered a large bundle of loose tippet strung out behind you after you've walked through some dense brush, you'll definitely appreciate the newly designed Scientific Angler's Freshwater Nylon Tippet. Its color-coded retainer band keeps your tippet tightly spooled, while a built-in razor cuts the material right where you want it.
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Scientific Anglers Freshwater Tippet - 100 Meter Guide Spool Scientific Anglers Freshwater Tippet - 100 Meter Guide Spool
The Scientific Anglers Freshwater Tippet 100 Meter Guide Spool's redesign makes your life on the river a whole lot easier. This improved, 100-meter tippet spool features an independent, free-wheeling hub that allows the tippet spool to spin freely when joined together. In addition, the hub can be retracted to become flush with the spool body when used alone or with other tippet spools on the market. The Freshwater Tippet 100 consists of a clear nylon line that provides excellent knot strength, high abrasion resistance, and low memory.And so you don't accidentally hitch that size 18 BWO to a thick piece of 3X line, Scientific Anglers gave each spool a color-coded tippet retainer band that has the size of the material printed on it, so you know what you're reaching for. A water-resistant label prevents cracking and peeling, and all spools are molded with UV inhibitors to help protect the tippet from UV rays. Scientific Anglers even gave each spool a built-in razor to cut the material right where you want it, so you don't risk dropping your nippers in the drink every time you switch out flies.
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Scientific Anglers Premium Fluorocarbon Tippet Scientific Anglers Premium Fluorocarbon Tippet
Keep your tippet holder stocked with a few spools of Scientific Anglers' Premium Fluorocarbon Tippet. Not only does fluorocarbon have a higher knot strength than standard nylon tippet, but it is more resistant to abrasion and sun damage, extending the life of the tippet.
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Umpqua Carp Taper 10' Leader Umpqua Carp Taper 10' Leader
No ordinary leader will do when you're wrestling with big-bellied carp--get the Umpqua Carp Taper 10' Leader and know your rig will hold tight when those big hogs start to roll on your line.
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Umpqua Nylon Tippet Umpqua Nylon Tippet
Tying 3X tippet to a size 20 midge is like tying a piece of bailing wire to a balloon--it might keep it in place, but it isn't going to move around naturally. It's a good rule of thumb keep a good supply of Umpqua's Nylon Tippet spools on hand, so you can tie the right size tippet to the fly you're currently fishing for a more natural and effective presentation.
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Umpqua Streamer Taper 5-Foot Leader Umpqua Streamer Taper 5-Foot Leader
Umpqua designed its Streamer Taper 5' Leader specifically for fishing streamers with either a full-sinking or sink-tip line. The shorter length gives the line more control over the fly, so you know exactly what section of water you're working.
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Umpqua Trout Taper 6-Pack Umpqua Trout Taper 6-Pack
Rolling up to the river with only one length of leader is like going to a party with just a single sixer in hand. Be ready to keep the good times going with the Umpqua Trout Taper 6-Pack.
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Umpqua Trout Tapered Leader - 3-Pack Umpqua Trout Tapered Leader - 3-Pack
That old leader you've been nursing along all afternoon is going to snap as soon as you set your hook on a fish worth catching, so switch it out for one of the Trout Tapered Leaders that come in this 3-Pack from Umpqua.
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Umpqua Umpqua Essentials Package Umpqua Umpqua Essentials Package
Gear up for a summer of fly fishing with the Umpqua Essentials Package. The kit comes with nippers, hemostats, and a clip-on retractor for keeping them both secured to your fishing vest or hip pack. The kit also includes an assortment of tippet to match the different casting scenarios you encounter throughout season.
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Wetfly Tenkara - Poly Leader Wetfly Tenkara - Poly Leader
Designed for Wetfly's Backcountry Series Rods, the Tenkara Poly Leader is lengthened with a taper that's ideal for Tenkara-style fishing. This 12-foot long leader features a welded butt end with an exposed, looped, 8-pound monofiliment on the tip.
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