RIO® Powerflex® Trout Tapered Leaders - 3 Pack
I picked these up at my local fly shop since the Orvis SS were out of stock in the size I needed. I figured why not? I know Rio has great fly lines, and thought I'd give their leaders a whack. Well, huge mistake. Not really sure why Rio would slap their brand on some low quality junk leaders like these, but they have.
First of all, the line they use for these leaders are just terrible. The line is very firm, easily gets scuffed, and will NOT hold a knot. Not only that, but the rating on the packages are very wrong. The 6 lb felt more like 2.5. Along with that, the taper isn't very consistent. It barely even gets smaller until the last few feet of the leader, so once you've snipped off 2-3 feet of a 9' leader, you're now working with 16 lb line! The memory is also terrible. Overall just terrible leaders....I ended up tossing the other packs I bought, that's how disappointed I was.
August 13, 2013
exceptional leader quality
On the water 200+ days per year and RIO line, leader and tippet is the only product I use for my clients. Excellent tapers and great strength. Lays down size 22's with ease and turns over 3/0 size flies perfectly every time. Spring creeks to saltwater this is the choice.
February 4, 2014