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Spey Polyleader Spey Polyleader
Price: $15.95
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
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These longer PolyLeaders are popular for Spey rod fishing with many types of lines. They are especially popular for fishing Scandinavian shooting head lines, as the longer Poly leader provides an easy anchor when fishing short head lines. Often tippets of up to six feet are added to floating and intermediate PolyLeaders when fish are line-wary. The extra length in the sinking leaders allows you to fish your flies deeper than with a 10-foot leader of the same sink rate. Max. tippet strength up...

Steelhead/Salmon PolyLeaders Steelhead/Salmon PolyLeaders
Price: $13.95
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
Item #: P/ -

Available in here in the four most popular densities in 10' lengths to provide complete depth control, so often essential for salmon/steelhead fishing. Floating leaders work well when fishing waking flies and also for fishing wet flies near the water surface. Intermediate PolyLeaders allow you to fish your wet fly a little deeper or anchor the line tip a little harder to the water for roll casting in the wind. Slow and Fast sinking leaders are perfect controlling the depth you wish your fly to...

Trout Polyleader Trout Polyleader
Price: $9.95
Availability: In Stock 1-2 day
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From casting on a turbulent stream to searching the depths of your local lake these leaders cover the full spectrum of trout fishing situations. Smoothly tapered to give easy turn over of dries, nymphs and streamers they open up many new techniques, not only with a floating line but with sinking lines as well. The 5' version is particularly useful on stillwaters and rivers. Max. tippets up to 5' long and as strong as 12-pound test may be added. Normal tippet lengths are 3' to 4' and may be as...

The term PolyLeader was first used by the Airflo Company of UK, to describe a new leader system they had developed to enhance leader performance. A leader forms the essential link between the fly line and the fly. A leader must retain just the right amount of energy during the cast to place the fly perfectly on target. Fly fishing leaders are tapered to retain just the right amount of energy to turn the fly over and then lose that energy so that leader comes straight and then settles to the water. Most leaders of this period are made by tapering nylon monofilament strands. Nylon leaders are inexpensive and are fairly trouble free. However, some times the flow of energy doesn't transfer smoothly where a nylon leader joins a fly line because the line and leader are each made from materials that bend differently. Poly leaders are constructed by using a level core and tapering a coating much the same way fly lines are made. They become an extension of the fly line itself. There is also an added advantage for being able vary the coating to float or sink. Rio VersiLeaders are a nearly exact copy of Airflo PolyLeaders. They are made in USA and actually cost less.



When To Use A PolyLeader

Airflo developed the PolyLeader so that the kinetic energy created by the fly line could be carried further, for longer, smoother, more accurate casts. PolyLeaders may be the ultimate fly fishing leaders. These tapered leaders are literally an extension of the fly line. They allow for much better turnover, provide an easy and interchangeable system for adjusting sink densities, and allow you to use greater lengths of level tippet for line-shy fish. PolyLeaders have a high-strength level monofilament core surrounded by supple, tapered polymer. This unique combination provides the fly fisher with a leaders that almost turns over by themselves! Available in a choice of seven densities, Polyleaders extend your tactics to a degree unrivalled by traditional mono leaders. The level monocore is exposed at the tip, allowing you to simply add your favorite tippet material and create extraordinary leader lengths. Floating PolyLeaders are clear with positive buoyancy so that they ride over ripples and not through them. Sinking leaders come in a wide range of sink rates that give you the latitude to adjust to changing water depths, water speeds and retrieve rates.