In many ways and for many fly fishing systems, the leader is the most critical component to success. And since 2014, I’ve spilled a lot of words on Troutbitten over the intricacies of nylon and fluorocarbon tied together.
I’m a leader junkie. And I’m not the only one. Most fly anglers quickly learn that the leader — and how it’s modified — dictates all of our terms to the fly. It’s our connection. And a good leader, built with purpose and fished with a thorough understanding of its design is the foundation for fly fishing success.
After years of resisting requests to tie and sell the leaders that I’m so fond of, I’ve given in. Troutbitten leaders are now available in the Troutbitten Shop. These are hand tied leaders, with clean, strong knots tied by my Troutbitten team of
elves, helpers, friends.
** NOTE (March 18, 2021) ** Two-hundred Troutbitten leaders sold out within the first fifteen hours. So I underestimated demand. : -) I sincerely appreciate the interest and support. We’ll tie more leaders. And please check back soon.
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The following leaders are available for purchase:
Each leader comes wrapped on a three-inch plastic spool, which is the perfect method for storing long leaders. It makes the process of changing rigs much more efficient, so you can easily swap out leaders in a minute or two.
All Troutbitten Mono Rigs include a sighter with a Backing Barrel built in, adding amazing visibility and another dimension of sensitivity to each sighter. High quality, black 1.5 mm tippet rings are included on each Mono Rig.
Because the Standard Mono Rig is designed as a versatile tool for a hybrid system, it includes the following:
— Two feet of 1X Rio Bi-Color for extending the Standard Sighter.
— Three rigging foams for storing and swapping out tippet sections. (For example, you may store two nymphs, a pair of streamers, dry dropper, etc., tied up and ready to attach to the sighter.)
READ: Troutbitten | The George Harvey Leader Design
READ: Troutbitten | Design and Function of the Troutbitten Standard Mono Rig
READ: Troutbitten | The Full Mono Rig System — All the variations, with formulas and adjustments
READ: Troutbitten | Thin and Micro-Thin Mono Rigs
So, to all the new and long-time Troutbitten readers and supporters out there, thank you. These leaders make a great addition to the Troutbitten Shop.
Fish hard, friends.
Enjoy the day
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