Scientific Anglers Leaders and Tippet

 

 

 

Nylon Leader

Nylon Leader

Fresh/saltwater tapered leader

It’s all well and good to have a quality fly line, but without a good leader, you’re out of luck. Our nylon Freshwater leaders come in four different lengths and feature a longer, larger butt section for easy turnover. These new materials feature the highest wet knot strength in the industry and true-to-spec X sizes. Each leader comes in a two-pack, so you spend less time rooting through your vest for a new leader and more time actually fishing. You can fish the other stuff, or you can Fish the Truth.

  • Now available in single- and double-leader packs (single-leader packs only in 7.5' and 9' lengths)
  • Lengths available:
    • 7.5' - sizes 6X to 0X
    • 9’ – sizes 7X to 20lb
    • 12’ – sizes 6X to 20lb
  • Longer, larger butt for easy turnover
Size Tippet diameter Butt diameter Strength
7x .004” / .10mm .016” / .41mm 2.3lb / 1.0kg
6x .005” / .13mm .017” / .43mm 3.3lb / 1.5kg
5x .006” / .15mm .019” / .48mm 4.9lb / 2.2kg
4x .007” / .17mm .021” / .53mm 6.0lb / 2.7kg
3x .008” / .20mm .021” / .53mm 8.5lb / 3.9kg
2x .009” / .23mm .022” / .56mm 9.8lb / 4.4kg
1x .010” / .25mm .022” / .56mm 12.7lb / 5.8kg
0x .011” / .28mm .022” / .56mm 14.9lb / 6.8kg
16lb .012" /.31mm .026" / .66mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb .014" / .36mm .026" / .66mm 20.0lb / 9.1 kg
Sonar Leader

Sonar Leaders

Sonar floating and sinking leaders

Imagine a world where you need to get a fly down to the fish, but all you have is a floating fly line. In that world, the perfect solution would be our SONAR Sinking Leaders. Luckily for you, we live in such a world. These 10' leaders attach to the end of a fly line and can put your fly anywhere in the water column. With five different densities, each weighing in at 50 grains, you’ll be able to cover the surface to the depths. Ideal for single-handed lines as well as light double-handed lines, no matter the scenario, you can Get Down with SONAR.

  • 10' floating and sinking leaders for use with double- and single-handed lines
  • Built on 25-lb. monofilament
  • Weight: 50 grains
  • Welded loop on butt end

Density Length Weight Sink rate
Float 10.0' 50gr / 3.2g N/A
Hover 10.0' 50gr / 3.2g 1 ips
Intermediate 10.0' 50gr / 3.2g 1.5 ips
Sink 3 10.0' 50gr / 3.2g 3 ips
Sink 6 10.0' 50gr / 3.2g 6 ips
Complete Kit 10.0' 50gr / 3.2g ALL
Bass Leader

Bass Leader

Heavy-butt tapered leader

Specifically designed to handle larger bass flies and poppers, our freshwater nylon Bass leaders feature a heavy butt section and powerful taper that help turn over the largest flies. Available in three different breaking strengths, finely tuned to help you land those head-shaking, hard-fighting bass we all know and love. They feature the highest wet knot strength in the industry. You can fish the other stuff, or you can Fish the Truth.

  • 2 Leaders Per Package
  • Length 9’
  • Heavy butt and powerful taper turn over the largest flies
Size Tippet diameter Butt diameter Strength
8lb .008" / .20mm .021" / .53mm 8.0lb / 3.6kg
10lb .009" / .23mm .022" / .56mm 10lb / 4.5kg
12lb .010" / .25mm .022" / .56mm 12lb / 5.4kg
14lb .011" /.28mm .022" / .56mm 14.0lb / 6.4kg
16lb .012" / .31mm .026" / .66mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb .014" / .36mm .026" / .67mm 20.0lb / 8.2 kg
Anadromous Leader

Anadromous Leader

Fresh/saltwater tapered leader

Fishing for salmon and steelhead requires a lot of patience and, often, a lot of experimentation. Our nylon Anadromous leaders are available in two different lengths and a variety of breaking strengths in order to help you get your flies in front of the fish. Ideal for both fresh and salt water, these leaders feature a large butt diameter to turn over large flies and work well for both Spey and conventional casting. They feature the highest wet knot strength in the industry. You can fish the other stuff, or you can Fish the Truth.

  • 2 Leaders Per Package
  • Lengths available:
    • 9’ - sizes 14lb to 20lb
    • 12’ - sizes 14lb to 20lb
  • For Spey and conventional casting
  • Tapers designed for longer casts
  • Larger butt diameters to handle larger flies
Size Tippet diameter Butt diameter Strength
14lb .011" /.28mm .022" / .56mm 14.0lb / 6.4kg
16lb .012" / .31mm .026" / .66mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb .014" / .36mm .026" / .67mm 20.0lb / 9.1 kg
Saltwater Leader

Saltwater Leader

Saltwater tapered leader

Designed with low visibility in mind for fish on the flats, our nylon Saltwater leaders are perfect for chasing permit, redfish, bonefish, and other saltwater game. The unique taper helps turn over flies and three different breaking strengths help you dial in your presentation. They feature the highest wet knot strength in the industry. You can fish the other stuff, or you can Fish the Truth.

  • 2 Leaders Per Package
  • Lengths available:
    • 9' - sizes 8lb to 20lb
    • 12' - sizes 14lb to 20lb
  • Designed for saltwater flats
  • Low visibility for wary fish
  • Unique taper enhances turnover and accuracy, even in high wind
Size Tippet diameter Butt diameter Strength
8lb .008" / .20mm .021" / .53mm 8.0lb / 3.6kg
10lb .009" / .23mm .022" / .56mm 10.0lb / 4.5kg
12lb .010" / .25mm .022" / .56mm 12.0lb / 5.4kg
14lb .011" /.28mm .022" / .56mm 14.0lb / 6.4kg
16lb .012" / .31mm .026" / .67mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb .014" / .36mm .026" / .67mm 20.0lb / 9.1 kg
Fluorocarbon Leader

Fluorocarbon Leader

Fresh/saltwater tapered leader

While we’re not going to sit here and claim that our Fluorocarbon Leaders are invisible underwater, let’s just say that they’re extremely hard for fish to see. Constructed of a UV-proof material with high abrasion resistance, these leaders are great for wary fish, low-water conditions, and truly excel when nymphing. But did you know they’re also great for dry-fly fishing? Just an added bonus. They feature the highest wet knot strengths in the industry and true-to-spec X sizes. You can fish the other stuff, or you can Fish the Truth.

  • Now available in single- and double-leader packs
  • Length 9’
  • Optimal abrasion resistance
  • Refractive index simulates that of water, resulting in the lowest visibility available
  • UV rays have no effect on strength of material, even after prolonged exposure to sun
Size Tippet diameter Butt diameter Strength
7x .004” / .10mm .016” / .41mm 1.8lb / 0.8kg
6x .005” / .13mm .018” / .46mm 2.1lb / 1.0kg
5x .006” / .15mm .020” / .51mm 3.2lb / 1.5kg
4x .007” / .18mm .020” / .51mm 4.4lb / 2.0kg
3x .008” / .20mm .020” / .51mm 5.6lb / 2.5kg
2x .009” / .23mm .022” / .56mm 7.6lb / 3.4kg
1x .010” / .25mm .022” / .56mm 8.7lb / 3.9kg
0x .011” / .28mm .022” / .56mm 10.6lb / 4.8kg
12lb .012” / .31 mm .022" / .56mm 14lb / 6.4kg
16lb .014” / .36 mm .022" / .56mm 17.6lb / 8.0kg
20lb .015” / .38 mm .022" / .56mm 20.7lb / 9.4kg
Hard Mono AR Leader

Hard Mono AR Leader

Hard mono abrasion resistant tapered leaders

Abrasion resistance is a real concern when fighting fish that run and hide behind coral heads, mangrove roots, or logjams. Our Hard Mono AR leaders, with the highest abrasion resistance in the industry, will put a stop to these hucksters and help you land more fish without all the fuss. You can fish the other stuff, or you can Fish the Truth.

  • 2 Leaders Per Package
  • Lengths available:
    • 7.5’ - sizes 8lb to 20lb
    • 9’ - sizes 8lb to 20lb
  • Made of a nylon polymer that is highly abrasion-resistant
Size Tippet diameter Butt diameter Strength
8lb .011" / .28mm .026” / .67mm 8lb / 4kg
10lb .012" / .30mm .027” / .68mm 10lb / 5kg
12lb .013" / .33mm .027" / .68mm 12lb / 6kg
16lb .015" / .38mm .028" / .70mm 16lb / 8kg
20lb .017" / .43mm .028" / .70mm 20lb / 10kg
Hard Mono AR Leader

Inshore Leader

Premium saltwater tapered leaders
  • 7.5' Hard Mono AR leader aids in turnover of larger flies
  • Abrasion-resistant Hard Mono AR material holds up to harsh conditions
  • Premium 24" section of fluorocarbon shock tippet is nearly invisible to fish and holds up to nicks and abrasion
Butt length Butt strength Shock tippet length Shock tippet strength
7.5' / 2.3m 20lb / 9.1kg 24" / 60cm 40lb / 18.1kg
Predator Wire Leader

Predator Wire Leader

Predator nylon-coated stainless wire leader
  • 2 Leaders Per Package
  • 7.5’ tapered leader aids in smooth turnover of larger flies
  • Abrasion-resistant leader material holds up to harsh conditions
  • 15” section of tooth-resistant 1×7 stainless steel wire
  • Black nylon coated for low visibility
  • Heavy-duty black single-barrel sleeves for secure attachment of flies
Length Leader material Wire length Wire strength
7.5' 20lb / 9.1kg AR 15" / 38.1cm 20lb / 9.1kg
7.5' 20lb / 9.1kg AR 15" / 38.1cm 45lb / 20.4kg
Figure 8 Wire Leader

Figure 8 Leader

Figure 8 premium wire leader
  • Designed specifically for finishing muskie retrieves with boat-side figure 8s to convert more follows
  • Hand-tied in the USA
  • Premium nickel titanium 1×7 wire; ultra kink-resistant, and 100% corrosion proof
  • Stay-Lok™ snap closure (size 3) that won’t open while fighting fish
Length Leader material Wire length Wire strength
3'9" 30" x 50lb / 22.7kg FC 15" / 38.1cm 55lb / 24.9kg
Esox Special Leader

Esox Special Leader

Esox premium NiTi wire leader
  • Proven, bombproof design for seriously strong, toothy predators
  • Features abrasion-resistant 40LB fluorocarbon section
  • Premium Knot 2 Kinky nickel titanium wire section is super straight, ultra kink-resistant, and 100% corrosion proof
  • Rock-solid snap closure that won’t open while fighting fish
Length Leader material Wire length Wire strength
4.0' 40lb / 18.1kg FC 15" / 38.1cm 350lb / 15.9kg
Toothy Fish Wire Leader

Toothy Fish Wire Leader

Premium NiTi wire leader
  • 7.5’ tapered leader aids in smooth turnover of larger flies
  • Abrasion-resistant leader material holds up to harsh conditions
  • Premium Knot 2 Kinky nickel titanium wire section is super straight, ultra kink-resistant, and 100% corrosion proof
  • Rock-solid snap closure that won’t open while fighting fish
Length Leader material Wire length Wire strength
7.5" 20lb / 9.1kg AR 15" / 38.1cm 25lb / 11.3kg
7.5" 20lb / 9.1kg AR 15" / 38.1cm 45lb / 20.4kg
Toothy Fish Stealth Leader

Toothy Fish Stealth Leader

Toothy fish stealth FC bite leader
  • 7.5’ tapered leader aids in smooth turnover of larger flies
  • Abrasion-resistant leader material holds up to harsh conditions
  • Premium 15” section of 80LB fluorocarbon for ultra-low visibility
  • Rock-solid snap closure that won’t open while fighting fish
Length Leader material FC Tippet length FC strength
7.5" 20lb / 9.1kg AR 15" / 38.1cm 80lb / 36.3kg
Stay Lok Fly Snaps

Stay Lok - Size #2 and #3

The most reliable fly snaps. Period.

Unique design ensures these will not open when casting large saltwater and cod flies or when fighting toothy fish.

  • Sizes #2 and #3
  • Made from extremely strong .24” (Size #2) or .30” stainless steel (Size #3)
  • 6 snaps per packet
  • Black finish
Freshwater Tippet Guide Spool

Freshwater Tippet Guide Spool

Freshwater tippet 100m
  • Sizes 7X to 0X
  • Length: 100m spools
  • Low memory, high abrasion resistance, maximum knot strength
  • Patented cutter spool design
Size Diameter Strength
7x .004” / .10mm 2.3lb / 1.0kg
6x .005” / .13mm 3.3lb / 1.5kg
5x .006” / .15mm 4.9lb / 2.2kg
4x .007” / .17mm 6.0lb / 2.7kg
3x .008” / .20mm 8.5lb / 3.9kg
2x .009” / .23mm 9.8lb / 4.4kg
1x .010” / .25mm 12.7lb / 5.8kg
0x .011” / .28mm 14.9lb / 6.8kg
Fluorocarbon Tippet Guide Spool

Fluorocarbon Tippet Guide Spool

Fluorocarbon tippet 100m
  • Sizes 7X to 0X
  • Length: 100m spools
  • Hard, abrasion resistant outside; softer core
  • The ultimate in ultra-low visibility
  • Patented cutter spool design
Size Diameter Strength
7x .004” / .10mm 2.0lb / 0.9kg
6x .005” / .13mm 3.0lb / 1.4kg
5x .006” / .15mm 4.1lb / 1.9kg
4x .007” / .17mm 5.5lb / 2.5kg
3x .008” / .20mm 7.1lb / 3.2kg
2x .009” / .23mm 8.7lb / 3.9kg
1x .010” / .25mm 10.7lb / 4.9kg
0x .011” / .28mm 13.2lb / 6.0kg
Nylon Tippet 30m

Nylon Tippet

Freshwater tippet 30m
  • Sizes 8X to 65lb
  • Length: 30m spools
  • 8x to 25lb on small, high-tech spool; 35lb to 65lb on large spool
  • Low memory, high abrasion resistance, maximum knot strength
  • Patented cutter spool design on high-tech spools (up to 25lb size)
Size Diameter Strength
8x .003" / .08mm 1.4lb / 0.5kg
7x .004” / .10mm 2.3lb / 1.0kg
6x .005” / .13mm 3.3lb / 1.5kg
5x .006” / .15mm 4.9lb / 2.2kg
4x .007” / .17mm 6.0lb / 2.7kg
3x .008” / .20mm 8.5lb / 3.9kg
2x .009” / .23mm 9.8lb / 4.4kg
1x .010” / .25mm 12.7lb / 5.8kg
0x .011” / .28mm 14.9lb / 6.8kg
20lb .013 / .33mm 20lb / 9.1kg
25lb .015 / .38mm 25lb / 11.3kg
35lb .017 / .43mm 35lb / 15.9kg
40lb .019 / .48mm 40lb / 18.1kg
50lb .021 / .53mm 50lb / 22.7kg
60lb .023 / .58mm 60lb / 27.2kg
65lb .025 / .64mm 65lb / 29.5kg
Fluorocarbon Tippet 30m

Fluorocarbon Tippet

Fluorocarbon tippet 30m
  • Sizes 7x to 80lb
  • Length: 30m spools
  • 7x to 25lb on small, high-tech spool; 30lb to 80lb on large spool
  • Hard, abrasion resistant outside; softer core
  • The ultimate in ultra-low visibility
  • Patented cutter spool design on high-tech spools (up to 25lb size)
  • Sizes marked * are IGFA rated
Size Diameter Strength
7x .004” / .10mm 2.3lb / 1.0kg
6x .005” / .13mm 3.3lb / 1.5kg
5x .006” / .15mm 4.9lb / 2.2kg
4x .007” / .18mm 6.0lb / 2.7kg
3x .008” / .20mm 8.5lb / 3.9kg
2x .009” / .23mm 9.8lb / 4.4kg
1x .010” / .25mm 12.7lb / 5.8kg
0x .011” / .28mm 14.9lb / 6.8kg
4lb .007” / .18mm 4.0lb / 2.0kg *
6lb .008” / .20mm 6.0lb / 3.0kg *
8lb .009” / .23mm 8.0lb / 4.0kg *
12lb .011” / .28mm 12.0lb / 6.0kg *
16lb .013” / .33mm 16lb / 8.0kg *
20lb .015" / .38mm 20lb / 10.0kg *
25lb .017" / .43mm 25lb / 11.3kg
30lb .019" / .48mm 30lb / 13.6kg
35lb .021" / .53mm 35lb / 18.1kg
40lb .023" / .58mm 40lb / 20.4kg
50lb .025" / .63mm 50lb / 22.7kg
60lb .030" / .76mm 60lb / 27.2kg
80lb .033" / .83mm 80lb / 36.3kg
Hard Mono AR Tippet 30m

Hard Mono AR Tippet

Abrasion-resistant Hard Mono 30m
  • Sizes 6lb to 20lb
  • Length: 30m spools
  • Made of a nylon polymer for low memory, high abrasion resistance, and high knot strength
  • Low visibility for wary fish
  • Hardened monofilament for powerful fly turnover
  • Patented cutter spool design
Size Diameter Strength
6lb .008” / .20mm 6.0lb / 3.0kg
8lb .009” / .23mm 8.0lb / 4.0kg
12lb .011” / .28mm 12.0lb / 6.0kg
16lb .013” / .33mm 16lb / 8.0kg
20lb .015" / .38mm 20lb / 10.0kg
Hard Mono AR Tippet 30m

Tri-colour Sighter Tippet

For use with Euro-nymph rigs
  • Triple-coloured sighter tippet
  • Designed for use with Euro-style nymphing rigs
  • For use as a strike indicator
  • Green, white, and orange - alternates every 10 inches
  • Length: 10m spools
  • Patented cutter spool design
Size Diameter Strength
0X .011” / .28mm 11.0lb / 5.0kg
Stainless Steel Wire

Stainless Steel Wire

Black nylon-coated wire 30'
  • 30’ of 1×7 stainless steel wire
  • Available in 20lb or 45lb breaking strengths
  • Bite- and corrosion-resistant
  • Black nylon coated for durability and low visibility
  • Easily knottable
  • Holds up against fish with sharp teeth and strong jaws
Size Diameter
20lb .024” / .61mm
45lb .028” / .71mm
Knot 2 Kinky Wire

Knot 2 Kinky Wire

Premium NiTi single-strand wire 15'
  • 15' of super-elastic nickel titanium alloy single-strand wire
  • Stronger and more durable than pure titanium
  • 100% corrosion proof
  • Easily knottable
  • Superior kink resistance
  • Holds up against fish with sharp teeth and strong jaws
Size Diameter
25lb .014” / .36mm
35lb .015” / .38mm
55lb .018” / .46mm
NiTi Wire

Nickel Titanium Wire

1 x 7 Nickel Titanium Wire
  • 10’ of 1×7 nickel titanium wire
  • Stronger and more durable than pure titanium
  • 100% corrosion proof
  • Easily knottable
  • Excellent kink resistance
  • Holds up against fish with sharp teeth and strong jaws
Size Diameter
35lb .017” / .43mm
55lb .021” / .53mm