Rio Leaders

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RIO Tippet Materials
Dispensed from the interlocking, rotating, patented Tippetmaster® spool with RIO™’s patented restraint design for easy withdrawal and replacement of tippet material. Specifications are printed on the elastic restraint for easy identification..
RIO Tapered Leaders
Each RIO Powerflex knotless tapered leader is designed for superb abrasion-resistance as well as high knot and tensile strength. RIO knotless leaders have a high tech "best maximum pull" ratio to orient the molecules in a linear chain. This means that RIO's leaders return to their original taper after a fight. 
Rio knotted tapered leaders set the standard for the industry and are used by many top guides.
  

Our Rio Leaders & Tippet turns over fast and are the freshest available !!!

Fluoroflex® Plus Tippet Material Tarpon Hand Tied Leaders
Powerflex® Tippet Material Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders
RIOMax Plus Tippet Material Trout Knotless Leaders 3-Pack

Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders

Steelhead/Salmon Leaders   6'   9'   12'   15'
Bonefish Leaders Redfish/Seatrout Leader Toothy Critter Leader
Fluoroflex® Plus
This exceptional leader and tippet material is made from 100% fluorocarbon (PVDF). Fluoroflex® Plus is the strongest, thinnest fluorocarbon on the market with an incredible strength; for example, 5 lb for 5x material. It is a slightly softer material than Fluoroflex and ties excellent knots. The refractive index (1.42) of Fluoroflex Plus in water (1.33) compared to nylon (1.62) makes it almost invisible to fish. Fluoroflex Plus, with a density of 1.72

(compared to nylon of 1.15), sinks quicker and gets below the surface tension for more effective dry fly, nymph and wet fly fishing. 7x - 0.015 inches. 30 yds (27.5 m).
Item Description Size Price To Top
22306 Fluoroflex Plus Tippet, 
30 yard spool
6X
3.6 lb
$14.95
22305 Fluoroflex Plus Tippet, 
30 yard spool
5X
5.0 lb.
$14.95
22304 Fluoroflex Plus Tippet, 
30 yard spool
4X
7 lb.
$14.95
22303 Fluoroflex Plus Tippet, 
30 yard spool
3X
8.5 lb.
$14.95
22302 Fluoroflex Plus Tippet, 
30 yard spool
2X
12 lb.
$14.95
22301 Fluoroflex Plus Tippet, 
30 yard spool
1X
13 lb.
$14.95
22300 Fluoroflex Plus Tippet, 
30 yard spool
0X
15 lb.
$14.95

Powerflex® Tippet Material
High tech, high tenacity copolymer with excellent knot strength and PTFE coating for abrasion resistance and elongation averaging 26%. Sometimes called double strength nylon. Used for all species, but especially good for trout tippets, the light gray color provides super camouflage in any sub-aquatic environment.  

Item Description Size Price To Top
22002 Rio Powerflex Tippet, 30 yard spool 6X
3.4 lb
$4.95
22003 Rio Powerflex Tippet, 30 yard spool 5X
5.0 lb.
$4.95
22004 Rio Powerflex Tippet, 30 yard spool 4X
6.4 lb.
$4.95
22005 Rio Powerflex Tippet, 30 yard spool 3X
8.2 lb.
$4.95

RIOMax Plus
This steelhead was landed with RioMax Plus #10
We tested RioMax Plus on the Deschutes, while fishing for steelhead. We had no failures. RioMax Plus is designed to compete in the salmon/steelhead arena where Maxima has reigned supreme for 30-years. RioMax Plus is an incredibly tough, medium stiff tippet material, designed to be the most abrasion resistant nylon leader material available. It is perfect for fishing streamers for trout, and for salmon, steelhead, bass and for saltwater species such as bonefish and striped bass. A slick coating makes it very easy to tie knots.  
Straightens easily.
RioMax Plus interlocking spools with tippet tenders...
Item Description Size Price To Top
22322 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 25lb. 11.3kg
017"
.432mm
$5.95
22323 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 30lb. 13.6kg
018"
.457mm
$5.95
22324 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 35lb. 15.9kg
020"
.520mm
$5.95

Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders
RIO Fluoroflex tapered leaders are the solution when a nearly invisible presentation is required for wary fish. Fluoroflex leaders are 100% fluorocarbon with high abrasion-resistance and excellent knot strength. The leaders have a long butt section that will turn over flies effortlessly.
X" Diameter Diameter Strength Strength
6X 0.005" 0.127mm 3lb 1.4kg
5X 0.006" 0.152mm 4lb 1.8kg
4X 0.007" 0.178mm 5lb 2.3kg
3X 0.008" 0.203mm 6lb 2.7kg
2X 0.009" 0.229mm 8lb 3.6kg
1X 0.010" 0.254mm 10lb 4.5kg
0X 0.011" 0.279mm 12lb 5.4kg

Rio Fluoroflex Tapered Leaders

Item Description Size Price To Top
24506 Rio Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders 9'- 6X $12.95

24505 Rio Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 5X $12.95

24504 Rio Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 4X $12.95

24503 Rio Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 3X $12.95

24502 Rio Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 2X $12.95

24501 Rio Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 1X $12.95

24500 Rio Fluoroflex Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 0X $12.95


Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders
Each RIO Powerflex knotless tapered leader is designed for superb abrasion-resistance as well as high knot and tensile strength. The long butt design provides smooth turnover while the supple tippet gives the fly life-like presentation. The graduated tapers have corresponding stepped butt diameters. Tapers are made with thick butts to turn over heavy flies and thinner butts for smaller flies. RIO knotless leaders have a high tech "best maximum pull" ratio to orient the molecules in a linear chain. This means that RIO's leaders return to their original taper after a fight. The light gray color is the most neutral and integrates visually with any background for the perfect camouflage. 

Item Description Size Price To Top
  6-24609
Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 6X $4.95

6-24610
Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 5X $4.95
6-24611 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 4X $4.95
6-24612 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 3X $4.95
6-24605 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 2X $4.95
6-24606 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 1X $4.95
6-24607 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 2X $4.95
Item Description Size Price To Top
  6-24609
Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 7.5' - 6X $4.95

6-24610
Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 7.5' - 5X $4.95
6-24611 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 7.5' - 4X $4.95
6-24612 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 7.5' - 3X $4.95

Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders 3-Pack
Nine foot leaders are also available in a 3 pack, with the added benefit of having perfection loops tied in the butt section of each leader in these 3 packs. 

Item Description Size Price To Top
  6-24635 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders, 3-pack 9' - 6X $12.95

6-24636 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders, 3-pack 9' - 5X $12.95
6-24637 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders, 3-pack 9' - 4X $12.95
6-24638 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders, 3-pack 9' - 3X $12.95

6-24628 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders, 3-pack 7.5' - 5X $12.95

6-24629 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders, 3-pack 7.5' - 4X $12.95

6-24630 Rio Trout Knotless Tapered Leaders, 3-pack 7.5' - 3X $12.95

Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Leaders
These leaders are designed for steelhead and Atlantic Salmon. They are designed to help turn-over long cast and deliver flies with pin point accuracy.  Rio Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Leaders are made from hard, abrasion resistant nylon favored for anadromous species.  Our selection features the most popular and practical sizes to fish from the surface to deep in the currents.

6' 9' 12' 15'

6' Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders
These leaders are designed for use with sinking tip lines of all kinds. By the time you nail-knot a six-foot leader to the end of your line & tie on a fly you will have a leader of about 5' long.  This allows a couple of fly changes before the leader shortens to 4'.  Each leader is made from hard, abrasion resistant nylon favored for anadromous species. Great turnover and presentation for all sizes of flies commonly fished for steelhead and Atlantic Salmon. 

Steelhead guide Hawkeye Hawkins with a Sandy River winter steelhead.

Item Description Size Price To Top
24062 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 6' - 10 lb.
.012"
$4.95
24063 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 6' - 12 lb.
.014"
$4.95
24064 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 6' - 16 lb
.015".
$4.95

9' Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders
This is the most popular length for steelhead and Atlantic salmon fishing with floating or intermediate lines. This length works well with both single hand and shorter Spey rods. Each leader is made from hard, abrasion resistant nylon favored for anadromous species. Great turnover and presentation for all sizes of flies commonly fished for steelhead and Atlantic Salmon. 

Dave & Peter Watson on the Deschutes with a chromer...

Item Description Size Price To Top
24071 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 8 lb.
.011"
$4.95

24072 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 10 lb.
.012"
$4.95

24073 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 9' - 12 lb.
.014"
$4.95


12' Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders
Twelve foot long leaders are very popular for use with spey rods of average length. These leaders are also handy when fishing over steelhead and salmon that have become line-shy. Each leader is made from hard, abrasion resistant nylon favored for anadromous species. Great turnover and presentation for all sizes of flies commonly fished for steelhead and Atlantic Salmon. 

Steve Pensinger with a Deschutes steelhead

Item Description Size Price To Top
24097 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 12' - 8 lb.
.011"
$4.95

24098 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 12' - 10 lb.
.012"
$4.95

24099 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 12' - 12 lb.
.014"
$4.95

24100 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 12' - 16 lb.
.015"
$4.95


15' Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders
These leaders lend themselves well to longer rods and larger river, but are also popular for Scandinavian style Spey casting. Each leader is made from hard, abrasion resistant nylon favored for anadromous species. Great turnover and presentation for all sizes of flies commonly fished for steelhead and Atlantic Salmon. 

Noted reel maker Joe Saracione with a Clackamas steelhead...

Item Description Size Price To Top
24091 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 15' - 8 lb.
.011"
$4.95

24092 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 15' - 10 lb.
.012"
$4.95

24093 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 15' - 12 lb.
.014"
$4.95

24094 Steelhead & Atlantic Salmon Knotless Tapered Leaders 15' - 16 lb.
.015"
$4.95


9' Redfish / Seatrout Leaders

RIO's Redfish/SeaTrout leaders have been designed for the fly fisher that pursues Redfish, Seatrout and other similar saltwater species. They have a taper design that easily turn over typical saltwater patterns, and are made of a medium stiff nylon that will cope with tough winds.

  • Medium-stiff material for casting saltwater flies
  • Tough, abrasion resistant nylon for durability
  • Hand tied perfection loop in the butt for quick rigging

Steve Pensinger with a Deschutes steelhead

Item Description Size Price To Top
6-24286 Redfish/SeaTrout leaders 9' - 8 lb.
.011in .279mm
$4.95

6-24287 Redfish/SeaTrout leaders 9' - 10 lb.
.012in .305mm
$4.95

6-24288 Redfish/SeaTrout leaders 9' - 12 lb.
.014in .356mm
$4.95

6-24289 Redfish/SeaTrout leaders 9' - 16 lb.
.016in .406mm
$4.95

6-24290 Redfish/SeaTrout leaders 9' - 20 lb.
.018in .457mm
$4.95


Tarpon Hand Tied Leaders
Guides' favorite! Super tough, 22 lb (10 kg) IGFA Class ultra hard saltwater mono with 24 inches (0.6 m) between the double Biminis.
6 foot overall length. Complete leader with hand-tied Huffnagle knot. In three packs of pre-straightened leaders. Is made to be looped to a 50 lb. butt section (not supplied).
80 lb (36.4 kg) and 100 lb (45.5 kg) fluorocarbon shock tippet for shy poons or flat calm days.

 

Item Description Size Price To Top
24455 Rio Tarpon Leader with fluorocarbon shock tippet 60 lb. 
shock, 22 lb. class tippet
3 for $31.95
24456 Rio Tarpon Leader with fluorocarbon shock tippet 80 lb. 
shock, 22 lb. class tippet
3 for $31.95
24457 Rio Tarpon Leader with fluorocarbon shock tippet 100 lb. 
shock, 22 lb. class tippet
3 for $31.95

Toothy Critter Leader
7.5 ft (2.3 m), .027" butt with an ultra stiff 15 lb bite tippet for casting big flies. For pike, bluefish, barracuda and similar species. Each tapered leader has a shock tippet of nylon-coated stainless steel wire with a tiny snap for attaching your fly. This is by far the handiest, smoothest "wire-bite-tippet" leader we have seen.

 

Item Description Size Price To Top
24350 Toothy Critter Leader 15 lb. 6.8 kg $7.95


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