Our French leaders are widely regarded as the best available and were developed following years of research and experimentation. All the leaders are hand tied using high quality nylon monofilament. After tying each leader is chemically treated to increase suppleness resulting in accurate easy-casting leaders less prone to tangles or kinking.
French leaders are available in brown or clear, and in several different tapers to suit a wide range of conditions.
STANDARD TAPER £16
Suitable for casting on the widest range of rods; this leader fishes well on a long light rod such as 10' #3 weight but will work with much shorter and heavier rods such as an 8' #5 weight. A great “all round” leader for long line nymphing techniques this leader can be fished from 3m right out to 8m or 9m in most situations.
LEADER LENGTH: 6.5m
FISHING LENGTH (with tippet): up to 9m
ENHANCED TURNOVER TAPER £18
A more aggressive taper originally designed for breezy conditions but also useful if a more positive turnover is required for example when fishing a team of flies at range. Many people prefer this leader for its easy casting experience. This leader is best suited to longer and lighter rods and is recommended for rods of 9' or longer and #4 weight or lighter.
LEADER LENGTH: 7m
FISHING LENGTH (with tippet): up to 9.5m
ENHANCED TURNOVER LONG & LIGHT TAPER £18
Based on the original "Enhanced Turnover" but very slightly elongated in the taper with a much longer running line and slightly lighter at the butt section. This leader offers all of the turnover of the "Enhanced Turnover" but with additional delicacy of presentation plus the bonus of the very long butt section for when extended range is required. This leader is best suited to longer and lighter rods and is recommended for rods of 9' or longer and #4 weight or lighter.
LEADER LENGTH: 9m
FISHING LENGTH (with tippet): up to 12m