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OUR RANGE OF LEADERS & CHOOSING A BRAND

We stock a huge range of tippets and leaders from the major manufacturers including Scientific Anglers, Rio, Frog Hair, Trout Hunter and Hanak. Choosing a brand can be difficult. Put simply, all the brands we stock produce great products and they will all catch their fair share of fish. We might be a little old fashioned in our thinking, but we find that if you choose a product from a company that specialises then you can't go wrong. One company that does this is Frog Hair. We use and recommend Frog Hair for most trout fishing applications because of its suppleness and stretch giving the angler a more natural presentation and maximum fish fighting capabilities. Their Fluorocarbon is more supple than any other fluorocarbon available and perfect for using on bright sunny days. For saltwater, angler's require monofilament and fluorocarbon with maximum abrasion resistance and the Frog Hair Fluorocarbon and Saltwater leaders are excellent. For Czech and French nymphing we use and recommend Hends Camou 9m leaders and Hanak leaders. Stroft GTM is a good material for these techniques because of its small diameter to high strength, giving the angler a more natural presentation with less drag on the fly.

As a little tip, we recommend you update your tippet materials every year. Monofilament is prone to weakening over time with UV exposure while fluorocarbon will last longer. The leader and tippet is the business end of your set up and if not done properly, it will result in lost fish. Whatever brand you choose, the main thing is you fish it with confidence. If you're 10% doubtful in the knot you just tied or the material you're using, then you can be 90% sure you should do something about it!

THE FLYFISHER BUYERS GUIDE

Here are our general recommendations based on the species you're targeting.

TROUT IN RIVERS - Frog Hair 9.5ft Supple Butt Supple Tip 5X (4.4lb) and 4X (5.5lb)
TROUT IN LAKES - Frog Hair 9.5ft Stiff Butt Supple Tip 4X (5.5lb) and 3X (6.6lb)
BONEFISH - Scientific Angler 9ft Saltwater leaders 12lb and 14lb.
BREAM AND SALMON - Scientific Anglers 9ft Saltwater Leaders 8lb and 12lb

FLUOROCARBON vs MONOFILAMENT

The extra cost in fluorocarbon tippets and leaders can be misleading. At The Flyfisher, for trout fishing we recommend you carry monofilament tippets in a range of sizes for normal use, but if you're fishing on a bright blue sky day, then your catch rate should be improved by using fluorocarbon and so it should to be carried in just a limited range including 4X and 5X (approximately 6lb and 4lb).

Fluorocarbon has the same light refraction index as water, making it virtually invisible to fish. Because of this unique quality, you can often afford to fish a little heavier. Fluorocarbons are generally stiffer and harder than monofilaments which make their abrasion resistance significantly better. Unfortunately, because of fluorocarbons dense properties, knot strength can be a problem. When using fluorocarbon we recommend a uni knot for tying on the fly and a double uni knot or surgeons knot for attaching tippet. But if you have confidence in other knots then they will work as well but you must make sure your knots form perfectly. Fluorocarbon sinks quicker than monofilament and so it is popular for all forms of wet fly fishing but it can still be fished with dry flies in light tippet sizes. Fluorocarbon is great for saltwater fly fishing because of its abrasion resistance and stealth.

The Flyfisher is here to help. If you have questions regarding the products we stock or anything fly fishing related, then please give us a call on (03) 9621 1246 or contact us through the web site. We're here to help you catch more fish!

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  • Scientific Anglers 9 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)
    $16.95
    Scientific Anglers 9 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)
    Scientific Anglers 9 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)

    9FT Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader

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  • Frog Hair 3 PACK Stiff Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)
    $26.95
    Frog Hair 3 PACK Stiff Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)
    Frog Hair 3 PACK Stiff Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)

    Strong turnover for weighted or air resistant flies.

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  • Frog Hair Deep Blue Saltwater Tapered Leaders (10ft)
    $12.95
    Frog Hair Deep Blue Saltwater Tapered Leaders (10ft)
    Frog Hair Deep Blue Saltwater Tapered Leaders (10ft)

    Strong turnover saltwater leaders.

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  • Frog Hair Deep Blue Saltwater Tapered Leaders (8ft)
    $12.95
    Frog Hair Deep Blue Saltwater Tapered Leaders (8ft)
    Frog Hair Deep Blue Saltwater Tapered Leaders (8ft)

    Strong turnover saltwater leaders.

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  • Rio Euro Nymph Leader
    $19.95
    Rio Euro Nymph Leader
    Rio Euro Nymph Leader

    A uniquely Designed, Tapered Leader - Perfect for European nymphing methods.

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  • Airflo 5ft Polyleaders
    $19.95
    Airflo 5ft Polyleaders
    Airflo 5ft Polyleaders

    Nothing turns over quite like a polyleader.

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  • Airflo 10ft Polyleaders
    $24.95
    Airflo 10ft Polyleaders
    Airflo 10ft Polyleaders

    Nothing turns over quite like a polyleader.

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  • Scientific Anglers 7.5 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)
    $16.95
    Scientific Anglers 7.5 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)
    Scientific Anglers 7.5 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)

    7.5 FT Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader

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  • Hanak Bicolour Indicator Line
    $24.95
    Hanak Bicolour Indicator Line
    Hanak Bicolour Indicator Line

    Two-coloured fluo leader for making strike indicators.

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  • Hanak Tricolour Indicator Line
    $24.95
    Hanak Tricolour Indicator Line
    Hanak Tricolour Indicator Line

    Three-coloured fluo leader for making strike indicators.

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  • Hanak Tapered Knotless Mono Leaders - 9ft
    $14.95
    Hanak Tapered Knotless Mono Leaders - 9ft
    Hanak Tapered Knotless Mono Leaders - 9ft

    Extra-Soft / Knotless / Tapered / No-Memory Leader

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  • Hanak Tapered Knotless Mono Czech Nymph Leaders - 30ft
    $29.95
    Hanak Tapered Knotless Mono Czech Nymph Leaders - 30ft
    Hanak Tapered Knotless Mono Czech Nymph Leaders - 30ft

    10 m long, Tapered Leader with Special Drop Strike Indicator.

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  • Frog Hair 3 PACK Supple Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)
    $26.95
    Frog Hair 3 PACK Supple Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)
    Frog Hair 3 PACK Supple Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)

    Delicate presentation leaders.

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  • Frog Hair 12ft Spring Creek Tapered Leader (12ft)
    $12.95
    Frog Hair 12ft Spring Creek Tapered Leader (12ft)
    Frog Hair 12ft Spring Creek Tapered Leader (12ft)

    Long, delicate presentation leaders for calm water.

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  • Scientific Anglers 12 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)
    $16.95
    Scientific Anglers 12 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)
    Scientific Anglers 12 ft Trout Leaders (2 pack)

    12FT Freshwater Nylon Tapered Leader

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  • Scientific Anglers 9ft Bass Leaders (2 pack)
    $16.95
    Scientific Anglers 9ft Bass Leaders (2 pack)
    Scientific Anglers 9ft Bass Leaders (2 pack)

    9FT STRONG TURNOVER TAPERED LEADER

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  • Scientific Anglers 9ft Saltwater Leaders (2 pack)
    $16.95
    Scientific Anglers 9ft Saltwater Leaders (2 pack)
    Scientific Anglers 9ft Saltwater Leaders (2 pack)

    Saltwater Tapered Leader

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  • Scientific Anglers 9ft Fluorocarbon Leaders (2 pack)
    $49.95
    Scientific Anglers 9ft Fluorocarbon Leaders (2 pack)
    Scientific Anglers 9ft Fluorocarbon Leaders (2 pack)

    FRESHWATER/SALTWATER TAPERED LEADER

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  • Frog Hair Fluorocarbon Tapered Leaders (9ft)
    $16.95
    Frog Hair Fluorocarbon Tapered Leaders (9ft)
    Frog Hair Fluorocarbon Tapered Leaders (9ft)

    Exceptional roll out for powerful turnover.

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  • Frog Hair Stiff Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)
    $9.95
    Frog Hair Stiff Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)
    Frog Hair Stiff Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)

    Strong turnover for weighted or air resistant flies.

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  • Frog Hair Supple Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)
    $9.95
    Frog Hair Supple Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)
    Frog Hair Supple Butt Supple Tip Tapered Leaders (9.5ft)

    Delicate presentation leaders.

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  • Rio 9ft Powerflex Plus Leaders (2 pack)
    $19.95
    Rio 9ft Powerflex Plus Leaders (2 pack)
    Rio 9ft Powerflex Plus Leaders (2 pack)

    9ft. Knotless tapered Leader with superb abrasion-resistance & high knot and tensile strength.

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  • Rio 12ft Powerflex Plus Leaders (2 pack)
    $19.95
    Rio 12ft Powerflex Plus Leaders (2 pack)
    Rio 12ft Powerflex Plus Leaders (2 pack)

    12ft. Knotless tapered Leader with superb abrasion-resistance & high knot and tensile strength.

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  • Trout Hunter Nylon 10ft Leaders
    $9.95
    Trout Hunter Nylon 10ft Leaders
    Trout Hunter Nylon 10ft Leaders

    Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight—get the hunter’s edge.

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