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What Is A PolyLeader
The term PolyLeader was first used by the Airflo Company of UK, to describe a new leader system they had developed to enhance leader performance. A leader forms the essential link between the fly line and the fly. A leader must retain just the right amount of energy during the cast to place the fly perfectly on target. Fly fishing leaders are tapered to retain just the right amount of energy to turn the fly over and then lose that energy so that leader comes straight and then settles to the water. Most leaders of this period are made by tapering nylon monofilament
strands. Nylon leaders are inexpensive and are fairly trouble free. However, some times the flow of energy doesn't transfer smoothly where a nylon leader joins a fly line because the line and leader are each made from materials that bend differently. Poly leaders are constructed by using a level core and tapering a coating much the same way fly lines are made. They become an extension of the fly line itself. There is also an added advantage for being able vary the coating to float or sink. Rio VersiLeaders are a nearly exact copy of Airflo PolyLeaders. They are made in USA and actually cost less.
When To Use A PolyLeaders
Airflo developed the PolyLeader so that the kinetic energy created by the fly line could be carried further, for longer, smoother, more accurate casts. PolyLeaders may be the ultimate fly fishing leaders. These tapered leaders are literally an extension of the fly line. They allow for much better turnover, provide an easy and interchangeable system for adjusting sink densities, and allow you to use greater
Floating = 0" ips
Clear Hover = .5" ips
Clear Intermediate = 1.5" ips
Slow Sinking = 2.6" ips
Fast Sinking = 3.9" ips
Extra Fast Sinking = 4.9" ips
Super Extra Fast Sinking = 6.1" ips
lengths of level tippet for line-shy fish. PolyLeaders have a high-strength level monofilament core surrounded by supple, tapered polymer. This unique combination provides the fly fisher with a leaders that almost turns over by themselves! Available in a choice of seven densities, Polyleaders extend your tactics to a degree unrivalled by traditional mono leaders. The level monocore is exposed at the tip, allowing you to simply add your favorite tippet material and create extraordinary leader lengths. Floating PolyLeaders are clear with positive buoyancy so that they ride over ripples and not through them. Sinking leaders come in a wide range of sink rates that give you the latitude to adjust to changing water depths, water speeds and retrieve rates.
|Trout PolyLeaders - 5'||Spey PolyLeaders - 14'|
|Steelhead/Salmon PolyLeaders - 10'||About PolyLeaders|
From casting on a turbulent stream to
searching the depths of your local lake these leaders cover the full
spectrum of trout fishing situations. Smoothly tapered to give easy turn
over of dries, nymphs and streamers they open up many new techniques, not
only with a floating line but with sinking lines as well. The 5' version
is particularly useful on stillwaters and rivers.
|145248||Airflo Trout PolyLeader, 5-feet long||Floating||11-grains||$8.99|
|145378||Airflo Trout PolyLeader, 5-feet long||Clear Hover||11-grains||$8.99|
|210717||Airflo Trout PolyLeader, 5-feet long||Clear Intermediate||12-grains||$8.99|
|210724||Airflo Trout PolyLeader, 5-feet long||Slow Sinking||15-grains||$8.99|
|210731||Airflo Trout PolyLeader, 5-feet long||Fast Sinking||16-grains||$8.99|
|210748||Airflo Trout PolyLeader, 5-feet long||Extra Fast Sinking||21-grains||$8.99|
|145255||Airflo Trout PolyLeader, 5-feet long||Super Extra Fast Sinking||40-grains||$8.99|
Available in here in the four most popular densities in 10' lengths to provide complete depth control, so often essential for salmon/steelhead fishing. Floating leaders work well when fishing waking flies and also for fishing wet flies near the water surface. Intermediate PolyLeaders allow you to fish your wet fly a little deeper or anchor the line tip a little harder to the water for roll casting in the wind. Slow and Fast sinking leaders are perfect controlling the depth you wish your fly to be fished at. The Extra Super Fast sinking leader gets the fly deep quickly. It is very popular for fishing in the winter or in bright light conditions. Max. tippet strength: 24-pound test. Tippet lengths of up to 4-feet are commonly used.
|145422||Airflo Salmon-Steelhead PolyLeader, 10-feet long||Clear Floating||39-grains||$12.95|
|146351||Airflo Salmon-Steelhead PolyLeader, 10-feet long||Intermediate Sinking||29-grains||$12.95|
|146399||Airflo Salmon-Steelhead PolyLeader, 10-feet long||Fast Sinking||38-grains||$12.95|
|146436||Airflo Salmon-Steelhead PolyLeader, 10-feet long||Extra Super Fast Sinking||93-grains||$12.95|
These longer PolyLeaders are popular for Spey rod fishing with many types of lines. They are especially popular for fishing Scandinavian shooting head lines, as the longer Poly leader provides an easy anchor when fishing short head lines. Often tippets of up to six feet are added to floating and intermediate PolyLeaders when fish are line-wary. The extra length in the sinking leaders allows you to fish your flies deeper than with a 10-foot leader of the same sink rate. Max. tippet strength up to 40-pound test may be used.
|145972||Airflo Spey PolyLeader, 14-feet long||Floating||55-grains||$14.95|
|145989||Airflo Spey PolyLeader, 14-feet long||Intermediate||65-grains||$14.95|
|146009||Airflo Spey PolyLeader, 14-feet long||Fast Sinking||75-grains||$14.95|
|146023||Airflo Spey PolyLeader, 14-feet long||Extra Super Fast Sinking||115-grains||$14.95|
| Rio Spey VersiLeaders |
Our camp thermometer registered 108-degrees in the bottom of the Deschutes Canyon. The water warmed accordingly and the steelhead went into the doldrums. My resourceful guest, Bruce Hampton added a 15' sinking VersiLeader to the end of his floating spey line and managed to turn the tables on a couple of steelies who hadn't the energy to rise all the way to the surface for the same fly (his new improved version of the Fly du Jour). Determination and little tricks like this can often add to your catch. Mark Bachmann photo.
New for 2008
Densities: Floating, 1.5 ips (3.7 cm/s), 2.6 ips (6.6cm/s), 3.9 ips (9.9cm/s), 5.6 ips (14.2cm/s), 7.0 ips (17.8cm/s)
| Rio Spey VersiLeader Full Set |
All six densities are organize in individual zip-locks in a beautiful Cordura pouch. That way you can easily carry the full selection and always have what you need. These VersiLeaders are adaptable to all kinds of fly lines above size-6. They are most comfortable with lines 7-8-9 sizes. They will work well with all spey lines & saltwater lines.
|Item||Description||Sink Rate||Price||To Top|
|24224||Rio 10' Spey VersiLeader||Full Set||$79.95|
|24225||Rio 10' Spey VersiLeader Floating Leader||Floating||$12.95|
|24226||Rio 10' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||1.5 ips||$12.95|
|24227||Rio 10' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||2.6 ips||$12.95|
|24228||Rio 10' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||3.9 ips||$12.95|
|24229||Rio 10' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||5.6 ips||$12.95|
|24230||Rio 15' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||7.0 ips||$12.95|
|24237||Rio 15' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||Full Set||$89.95|
|24231||Rio 15' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||Floating||$14.95|
|24232||Rio 15' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||1.5 ips||$14.95|
|24233||Rio 15' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||2.6 ips||$14.95|
|24234||Rio 15' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||3.9 ips||$14.95|
|24235||Rio 15' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||5.6 ips||$14.95|
|24236||Rio 15' Spey VersiLeader Sinking Leader||7.0 ips||$14.95|
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