Fly Fishing Leader Accessories

Fly Fishing Leader Accessories are useful items for leader construction & storage.

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Fly Fishing Leader Accessories are useful items for leader construction & repair.  Making tapered leaders or repairing tapered leaders is easier when you can tell exact diameters.  The Mike-Rite Leader Gauge will enable you to accurately measure leader and tippet diameters.  The Dennison Leader Making Vise is indispensible for tying knots. Knot Sense and UV Knot Sense smooth out knots and prevent them from slipping and increase knot strength.

Mike-Rite Leader Gage Tippet Rings UV Mini Lamp™
Dennison Leader Vise UV Knot Sense™ UV Power Light

The Mike-Rite Leader Gage

This handy tool measures leader diameters accurately to one ten thousands of and inch. The gage will measure every diameter from .004" though .031" (which is approximately 2 lb. to nearly 100 lb. test).
The Mike-Rite eliminates the guess work involving leader diameters and is an essential tool for anyone who wants more than superficial knowledge concerning leader design & consistency.

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MIKE-RITE Mike-Rite Leader Gage $24.95

Dennison Leader Making Vise

This easy to use tool assists the angler in making precision blood knots which are considered best for making hand tied leaders or doing leader repair. Complete easy to understand instructions for the use of the tool and for making hand tied leader are included.

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DENNVISE Dennison Leader Making Vise $9.00

Anglers Image® Tippet Rings
Sometimes you discover solutions to problems where you least expect to find them. Tippet rings used in trout leaders can become the perfect connection for droppers used in steelhead fishing. These tiny stainless steel rings are very strong. To build a very efficient "two-fly-cast" for fishing tandem wet flies, start with a Rio 6' - 16 lb. leader and attach your tippet ring to it with an improved clinch knot. To this ring attach 30"-36" of ten pound test Maxima tippet. To the same ring attach a length of 15 pound test Maxima tippet. This will become your dropper. This dropper should be about four inches long when the fly is attached with a non-tightening loop knot. Usually the largest fly is attached to the dropper and a smaller fly is attached to the tippet. This is a deadly rig when fishing rivers such as the Deschutes.
These Extra Strong Fine Diameter Tippet Rings can be used for many types of fishing.
Allows for faster tippet changes and longer leader life. Tippet rings are only 2.25 mm in diameter. The use of tippet rings originated in Europe. During a fishing match, competitive anglers valued a fast and easy system to change the size of their tippet. Our Anglers Image® Tippet Rings allow the angler to simply knot the tippet end of their leader to the ring (using their favorite knot).
Unlike a blood knot or a double surgeons' knot, the use of a tippet ring allows the angler to connect a tippet that is significantly different in diameter than the end of the leader. For example, it is difficult to connect a 3X leader to a 7X tippet via a knot, but, with the use of a tippet ring, it is possible. The advantage to the angler is that they can rapidly change tippet diameters without the need to drastically rebuild or restructure their leader.

Aside from making tippet changes fast and easy, here are some tricks to employ while on the water:
1: Pinch on your split-shot above the tippet ring so that it will not slide down to your fly.
2: To create a dropper, extend a short section of tippet material off of the ring and connect a fly to it. A split-shot sinker can also be added in the same way.
3: To keep stick-on strike indicators in place, stick them on the tippet ring. The added benefit is a level tippet between your indicator and fly. This will sink the fly faster and make for a natural dead-drift.
4: 9 to 12 ft. leaders that taper down finer than 5X usually have long tippet sections. Knowing this, it is a good idea to cut back the leader 18 to 24 inches before adding the tippet ring and new tippet section.
Anglers Image® Tippet Rings come 10 per pack and are CNC spot welded in Germany.
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ACCTPR Anglers Image® Tippet Rings,
10 per pack
$5.95

Loon UV Knot Sense
Naughty knots getting stuck in your guides are no longer a problem. With UV Knot Sense you can smooth and strengthen your newly tied nail knots immediately. After application, it dries instantly with Loon’s UV Mini Lamp, UV Power Light or with direct sunlight. Also works great for repairing damaged flies and completing household projects.

1/4-ounce tube
 

Loon UV Knot Sense 

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F0002 Loon UV Knot Sense $8.50

 Loon UV Mini Lamp
Small and convenient, this ingenious device is perfect for most situations. You no longer need to be outdoors to allow your UV products to cure. Perfect for fly-tying, the UV Mini Lamps allows UV Knot Sense, UV Wader Repair, UV Boat Patch or UV Fly Paint to cure instantly. It also is great for charging glow-in-the-dark items, like Bio-Glow. Batteries are included.
Replace old batteries with Energizer 392/384. Do not shine in eyes.

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F5008 Loon UV Mini Lamp with batteries $15.95

Loon UV Power Light
Now the power is in your hands with the UV Power Light. This powerful UV light is perfect for curing Loon’s UV products either individually or at a volume rate. Now with a push button on/off, tying just got a lot quicker and easier. Comes complete with an AA battery and a nylon carry sheath.

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F6008 Loon UV Power Light, complete with an AA battery and a nylon sheath $39.95

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