Our famous hand-tied compound leaders are the best performing leaders on the market today. If you want great accuracy, presentation, and turnover look no further.
Our decades of experience ensure that these leaders will turn over far better in the wind or with larger drys and nymphs than other leaders, yet still give you wonderful and delicate presentations. By tying this leader in sections, we utilize stiffer clear Maxima for the butt and midsections, and softer, stronger co-polymer materials like Rio for the tippet sections. These compound leaders allow any angler to cast tighter loops with far more accuracy than knotless leaders.
The knots are rarely a problem and the performance and accuracy you get with these leaders far outweigh any small inconvenience suffered in weeds or slime. These are relatively stiff leaders so you need to stretch them once after you rig up to get them nice and straight. Then they will cast like a dream.
We tie these with a perfection loop at the butt end, which makes them easy to “loop to loop” to your butt section. We have been tying and selling these leaders here in our shop for over 30 years, making slight changes in design and materials as the technology has improved. We use the strongest tippet material we can find, then use an improved blood knot for the last 3 connections to give close to 100% knot strength. You simply won’t find a better casting leader anywhere!