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Last Updated: 04/23/2019

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  #1

Bozeman FlyWorks 5 Pack - Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders - 9' 7.5' 12'

 PartNumber: XTL12   |   Asin: B073YYB7YH

Bozeman FlyWorks tapered leaders have been tested and proven on various bodies of water across the country. Our customers have tested the leaders on stripers, bass, musky, trout, and carp with only great things to say as evidenced in the reviews to date. We strive to provide quality and affordable fly line so that you can change it out when you need to without worrying about the cost.

Features

  • Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders
  • With loop for easy on/off connection to your line
  • Same high quality as the fly shop, much more affordable
  • 5 Pack - 9' 7.5' and12' Tapered Leaders
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Brand: Bozeman FlyWorks   |   Manufacturer: Bozeman FlyWorks

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  #2

Piscifun Fly Fishing Tapered Leader with Loop-9ft(5 Pack) 7.5ft 12ft(6 Pack)

 PartNumber: Piscifun-LE039   |   Asin: B06VTZT8ZS

Piscifun's leaders feature a powerful butt section that provides unsurpassed turn over for effective wind penetration and to easily cast streamers and indicator rigs. Each leader is made with an advanced copolymer material and is designed to help you cast better and fish more effectively.

Features

  • Made with an advanced copolymer material.
  • Perfectly-balanced blend of elasticity, knot strength, and suppleness.
  • Highest knotted strength of any nylon material on the market.
  • The powerful butt section that provides unsurpassed turn over for effective wind penetration.
  • Each leader has a hand tied perfection loop in the butt end for fast Rigging.
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Brand: Piscifun   |   Manufacturer: Piscifun

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  #3

American Fishing Wire Tooth Proof Stainless Steel Single Strand Leader Wire

Model: S02-66   |    Mpn: S02-66   |    PartNumber: S02-66   |   Asin: B004VZJSMQ

Tooth Proof leader wire lives up to its name and provides maximum protection the ferocious jaws of Barracuda, King Mackerel, Wahoo and other toothy fish. Made from specially controlled Type 304 stainless steel alloy to be hard, but not brittle, and to deliver the perfect combination of flexibility and strength. Tooth Proof possesses incomparable abrasion resistance and tames the toughest toothy fish. AFW s unique pre-straightening process eliminates cast, providing a straighter leader wire with improved kink resistance. Tournament tested tough, this proven leader wire continues to put anglers on the winner board!

Features

  • Stainless Steel
  • Torsion Straightened Eliminates Cast for improved Kink Resistance
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Perfect for Toothy Fish
  • Hard, not Brittle
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Brand: American Fishing Wire   |   Manufacturer: American Fishing Wire

Package Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches (2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)

First Available: 2011-03-21

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  #4

Rio Powerflex Trout Leaders, 9 Foot, 3 Pack

Model: RIO   |   Asin: B01EOO0TPI

Face it--sooner or later, you'll be the one who loses a leader in the first 20 minutes of fishing. Be prepared with a RIO Powerflex Trout Leader 3 Pack. The high-performance taper allows you to cast everything from heavy indicator rigs to delicate dry flies with precision and confidence.

Features

  • Material: copolymer
  • Overall Length: 7.5 ft, 9 ft
  • Test: [7X] 2.4 lb, [6X] 3.4 lb, [5X] 5 lb, [4X] 6.4 lb, [3X] 8.2 lb, [2X] 10 lb, [1X] 13 lb
  • Leader Style: tapered
  • Recommended Use: trout fishing
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Brand: Rio Brands   |   Manufacturer: Rio Brands

Item Dimensions: 1 x 3 x 5 inches (2.5 x 7.6 x 12.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1 x 3 x 5 inches (2.5 x 7.6 x 12.7 cm)

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  #5

Scotty #1181 Mini Power Grip Plus Line Release, 18-Inch Leader w/ Cannonball Snap

Model: 1181   |    Mpn: 1181   |    Ean: 0374070736832   |    PartNumber: 1181   |   Asin: B001M4HT5W

Scotty #1181 Mini power grip plus 18-Inch leader with cannonball snap. Fishing line is gripped between the soft pads and variable release tension is attained by moving the line in or out of the jaws. The tension Adjuster doubles the holding power if needed. Scotty streamlined design will help prevent snags on weeds or foul lines.

Features

  • Mini Power Grip Plus with 18 Leader and Cannonball Snap
  • Fishing line is gripped between the soft pads and variable release tension is attained by moving the line in or out of the jaws
  • The tension adjuster doubles the holding power if needed
  • Streamlined design won't snag on weeds or foul lines
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Brand: Scotty   |   Manufacturer: Scotty

Item Dimensions: 1 x 3 x 7 inches (2.5 x 7.6 x 17.8 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.5 x 3 x 7 inches (3.8 x 7.6 x 17.8 cm)

First Available: 2008-10-01

Amazon Price: $6.22 | as of 04/23/2019(9:34pm pst)
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List Price: $7.59

Warranty: One Year Warranty

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  #6

American Fishing Wire Surflon Nylon Coated 1x7 Stainless Steel Leader Wire

Model: C0T-66   |    Mpn: C0T-66   |    PartNumber: C0T-66   |   Asin: B004VZK7MQ

Surflon 1x7 is a great all-around leader wire for toothy fish. This wire is our Surfstrand 1x7 stainless steel with a smooth coating of nylon. A specially selected grade of nylon, tough yet flexible, is used to seal out water, reduce visibility, and improve the life of the line. Compared to old style 1x3 construction, Surflon s 1x7 construction offers higher break strength and more realistic action. Surflon 1x7 is an effective leader wire for hard-charging, toothy fish such as Bluefish, Muskie and Mackerel.

Features

  • 7 Strands of Stainless Steel Wire With Nylon Coating
  • Specially Selected Grade of Nylon Makes Wire Tough Yet Flexible
  • Coating seals out water, reduces visibility, and improves life of leader
  • Great all-around leader wire for Toothy Fish
  • Tie or Use American Fishing Wire Crimp Sleeve size 2
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Brand: American Fishing Wire   |   Manufacturer: American Fishing Wire

Package Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches (2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)

First Available: 2011-03-22

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  #7

SF 3 Packs Knotless 7.5FT Fluorocarbon Tapered Leader Abrasion Resistent for Freshwater or Saltwater Pre-Tied Perfection Loop

 PartNumber: KTL001   |   Asin: B0752594Y1

Weight-forward taper (WF)

These are the most popular and the best choice if you are a beginner.
The first 30 feet or so of line is heavier because of its tapered front end.
The rest of the line is thinner and is known as the running line.
The weight-forward line helps with long casts and better precision even in windy conditions.

SF Fly Fishing Weight Forward Floating Line

1.Weight forward design floating.
2.line weight 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 wt and 100ft long.
3.Special taper design and different core cover formulations make for a consistent, precise and accurate cast under any condition.
4.weight-forward line is helpful to long casts and better precision even in windy conditions.

Features

  • 100% Fluorocarbon,Optimal abrasion resistance.3X 0.008" / .20 mm 0.020" / .51 mm 6 lb / 2.72 kg
  • Pre-tied perfection loop for easy rigging.
  • Sinks quicker than nylon, perfect for nymphing or throwing large streamers.
  • Refractive index simulates that of water, resulting in ultra-low visibility to fish.
  • UV rays have no effect on strength of material, even after prolonged exposure to sun.
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Brand: SF   |   Manufacturer: SF

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  #8

The Fly Crate Tippet Rings | 10 Pack | Lightweight Trout Leader and Fly Fishing Tippet Connectors

Asin: B01LYZMBIU

Tippet rings extend the life of your tapered leaders without compromising the strength or buoyancy of your leaders and line. Fish dry flies and roll cast with no difficulties. Swap out or add more tippet with ease as you save time and money on leaders. These black nickel tippet rings are strong and light. The 2mm diameter rings are tough enough to withstand the tug of up to 25lb trout while the 3mm diameter rings can support 45lb steelhead. With 10 rings per pack, you'll have more than enough. These are excellent for European style and or Czech nymphing and adding droppers to your lead fly. Tie one on with a simple Clinch Knot and you're good to go.

Features

  • 10 Tippet Rings per pack
  • Leaders Last Longer - Tippet Rings prolong the life of those costly tapered leaders
  • Strong & Light - light enough to use while fishing with dry flies and strong enough for 25lb trout
  • Clumsy fingers? Not a problem. Tippet rings make it easy to replace an entire section of tippet
  • Add Droppers - tie on a tippet ring to avoid cutting your leader every time you add a dropper fly
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Brand: The Fly Crate   |   Manufacturer: Holly Flies

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  #9

American Fishing Wire Single Barrel Crimp Sleeves

Model: J01-66   |    Mpn: J01-66   |    PartNumber: J01-66   |   Asin: B004VZKPFA

Sleeves are made of Copper or Brass and are available Nickel plated and Black oxidized. Sleeves can be fitted to wire, monofilament, and other various lines. When matching sleeves to wire, use single-barrel sleeves with an inside diameter of more than twice the wire diameter you are crimping. Burr-free nonabrasive finish combined with high strength and corrosion resistance makes AFW s sleeves the preferred choice of professional leader, lure, and tackle manufacturers.

Features

  • Brass/Copper Material
  • For use with Wire, mono or other leader materials
  • Burr-free, Non-Abrasive finish
  • High Strength
  • Corrosion Resistant
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Brand: American Fishing Wire   |   Manufacturer: American Fishing Wire

Package Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches (2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)

First Available: 2011-03-28

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  #10

FishPond Headgate Tippet Holder

Model: HGTH-L   |    Mpn: FBA_HGTH-L   |    Ean: 0751738850138   |    PartNumber: FBA_HGTH-L   |   Asin: B00U5O3NZU

When you use fishpond's all-new headgate tippet dispenser, you will wonder why no one has thought of anything like it before. The spring loaded hinge design allows an angler to easily add, remove and carry most tippet spools with ease. Just clip it on somewhere close and forget about the days of fishing through your waders, vest or pack searching for those loose spools. Dropped your nippers on the hike in? Not to worry, the Headgate also features a built in cutting blade for ultimate convenience. Anodized aerospace aluminum Retractor/lanyard attachment hole Replaceable razorblade line cutter Holds 7 tippet spools Secure spring loaded pull for access to change spools

Features

  • Anodized aerospace aluminum
  • Retractor/lanyard attachment hole
  • Replaceable razorblade line cutter
  • Holds 7 tippet spools
  • Secure spring loaded pull for access to change spools
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Brand: FishPond   |   Manufacturer: FishPond

Item Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.5 x 4.6 inches (2.0 x 11.4 x 11.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.2 x 4.3 x 6.5 inches (8.1 x 10.9 x 16.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $15.00 | as of 04/23/2019(9:34pm pst)
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List Price: $19.95

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  #11

Rio Fly Fishing Tippet Head gate with 2X~6X-PowerfleX-Tippet Fishing Tackle, Clear

Model: 6-26056   |    Mpn: 6-26056   |    Ean: 0730884260565   |    PartNumber: 6-26056   |   Asin: B06XXRBFJH

A very handy tippet dispenser with 5 spools of Powerflex tippet attached About the manufacturer: Far Bank is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of fly fishing products, including fishing rods, fly reels, fly lines, leaders, tippets and performance outdoor apparel. Search Amazon for a complete list of Redington, Rio, and Sage products to outfit your favorite fly fisher.

Features

  • Sold with one spool each of 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X and 6X Powerflex tippet
  • Secure, spring-loaded pull for access to change spools
  • Rotatable razorblade line cutter
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Brand: RIO Products   |   Manufacturer: Far Bank Enterprises

Item Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 4 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3.5 x 6 x 9 inches (8.9 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $31.99 | as of 04/23/2019(9:34pm pst)
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  #12

Croch Stainless Steel Wire Leader for Fishing with Swivels and Snaps 30LB 100LB 150LB

Asin: B07KLYLMVC

Croch tooth proof leader wires have clips and swivels, provide maximum protection the ferocious jaws of Barracuda, Catfish and other toothy fish.
Ideal for rigging all types of bait or lures when you need abrasion resistance and to prevent the fishing line from snapping.

Features:

* Made with semi-rigid material to resist bite-offs and provide ultimate impact strength

* Rolling barrel swivels reduced line twist

* Nylon Coating seals out water, reduces visibility, and improves life of leader

* Assortment lengths. Very sturdy and a lot easier than rigging your own

* Suitable for both saltwater and freshwater

Package include:

30LB 72PCS
24 pcs x 5.9'' Length Fishing Wire Leader
24 pcs x 7.9'' Length Fishing Wire Leader
24 pcs x 9.5'' Length Fishing Wire Leader

100LB 30PCS
30pcs x 19" Length Fishing Wire Leader

150LB 30PCS
30 pcs x 19" Length Fishing Wire Leader

Good price for what you get! Super addition to your fishing arsenal !

Features

  • Multi-choice -- 5.9'' / 7.9'' /9.5'' 30LB (72PCS - 24pcs of each size)-- 19" 100LB (30PCS) -- 19" 150LB (30PCS)
  • Durable -- Made up of stainless steel with black Nylon-Coated. Withstand a lot of bites from some pretty big fish! Especially fish that have big teeth!
  • High quality. Crimps are very smooth. Swivels turn easily to keep your line from twisting if using spinner lures.
  • Light-weight. Suitable for anyone looking for a light weight leader that doesn't pull down a lot on your topwater lures.
  • Convenient. A lot easier than rigging your own. Much smoother and cleaner than assembling these yourself with pieces.
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Brand: Croch   |   Manufacturer: Croch

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  #13

JSHANMEI 12pcs High-Strength Stainless Steel Fishing Rigs Black Fishing Wire Leaders Trace Lures with Snaps Beads Swivels Wire Leader Spinner Fishing Line 2RD

 Ean: 0703681011838   |    PartNumber: AFA28338-2   |   Asin: B015K5HJZS

Brand: JSHANMEI
Package Content: Stainless Steel Fishing Wires Rigs 12pcs/lot;
Made of High-strength Stainless Steel and Abrasion Resistant
Complete with Snap, Swivels and Beads

Features

  • Package Content: Stainless Steel Fishing Wires Rigs 12pcs/lot, Length 21.7INCH (2 Arms)
  • Made of High-strength Stainless Steel and Abrasion Resistant
  • Fishing Wire Rig Main Test: 90LB, Arm Test: 70LB
  • Complete with Snap, Swivels and Beads
  • Perfect for Using in Saltwater/Freshwater/River/Lake
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Brand: JSHANMEI   |   Manufacturer: Jasmine

Package Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 10.4 inches (2.0 x 14.7 x 26.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $13.88 | as of 04/23/2019(9:34pm pst)
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  #14

Deep Drop LED Fishing Light 2,100 ft Disco Blinking 5 Colors. 2019 Model

 Ean: 0681827958325   |   Asin: B07PX9HFRR

Great for deep dropping for Swordfish, Halibut, Queen Snapper, Snowy grouper, Tile Fish, Barrel fish and any other deep lurking fish!

Features

  • 2019 Model Blinks 5 COLORS. RED, BLUE, GREEN, PURPLE, AND SOFT WHITE
  • DURABLE- Fish up to 2500 Feet over and over again!
  • EASY TO POWER - Requires 2 AA Batteries (not included)
  • Please Compare our Varierty of shades of lights and Quality to other sellers!
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Brand: Bimini Lures   |   Manufacturer: Bimini Lures

Package Dimensions: 2.13 x 3.03 x 4.96 inches (5.4 x 7.7 x 12.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $14.95 | as of 04/23/2019(9:34pm pst)
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  1. FishPond Headgate Tippet Holder
  2. American Fishing Wire Tooth Proof Stainless Steel Single Strand Leader Wire
  3. Bozeman FlyWorks 5 Pack - Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders - 9' 7.5' 12'
  4. Piscifun Fly Fishing Tapered Leader with Loop-9ft(5 Pack) 7.5ft 12ft(6 Pack)
  5. American Fishing Wire Surflon Nylon Coated 1x7 Stainless Steel Leader Wire
  6. Rio Fly Fishing Tippet Head gate with 2X~6X-PowerfleX-Tippet Fishing Tackle, Clear
  7. Rio Powerflex Trout Leaders, 9 Foot, 3 Pack

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  1. Croch Stainless Steel Wire Leader for Fishing with Swivels and Snaps 30LB 100LB 150LB
  2. FishPond Headgate Tippet Holder
  3. American Fishing Wire Single Barrel Crimp Sleeves
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  6. Rio Powerflex Trout Leaders, 9 Foot, 3 Pack

Top Selling

  1. Bozeman FlyWorks 5 Pack - Fly Fishing Tapered Leaders - 9' 7.5' 12'
  2. Piscifun Fly Fishing Tapered Leader with Loop-9ft(5 Pack) 7.5ft 12ft(6 Pack)
  3. American Fishing Wire Tooth Proof Stainless Steel Single Strand Leader Wire
  4. Rio Powerflex Trout Leaders, 9 Foot, 3 Pack
  5. Scotty #1181 Mini Power Grip Plus Line Release, 18-Inch Leader w/ Cannonball Snap
  6. American Fishing Wire Surflon Nylon Coated 1x7 Stainless Steel Leader Wire
  7. SF 3 Packs Knotless 7.5FT Fluorocarbon Tapered Leader Abrasion Resistent for Freshwater or Saltwater...
  8. The Fly Crate Tippet Rings | 10 Pack | Lightweight Trout Leader and Fly Fishing Tippet Connectors
  9. American Fishing Wire Single Barrel Crimp Sleeves



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