White River Fly Shop® Trout Leader
- Uniform 50% butt section
- Rapid stepdown
- Energy-dissipating tippet section
- Formulated for suppleness
Your leader is your most critical link to the fish, so this is no place to cut corners. White River Fly Shops' Trout Leaders are unrivaled in precise taper and strength. Our tapered leader is the best in the industry, and the favorite of seasoned anglers for everything from striper to steelhead.
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If you have a 5wt fly line you can use leaders with a tip (tippet) diameter of almost any size -- although the most popular fly fishing sizes are 0x (.011") - 7x (.004").
The "X" system designed by fly fishers allows the user to quickly know what the best size leader is to use with a certain fly. Fly fisherman typically take the hook size of the fly they are using (say size 12) and divide the number by 3. So a 4x leader would be a good match for this fly for example. It is just a guide to help the angler choose the appropriate size leader, etc.