Scientific Anglers - Leaders

 

Absolute Trout Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Tapers specifically designed for Trout fishing
  • Heavy butt diameters for powerful accurate deliveries
  • Supple material for drag free drifts
  • Lengths:
    • 7.5' in sizes 6X -0X
    • 9' in sizes 7X - 0X

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
9' 7X 2.4lb / 1.1kg .004” / .10mm .023” / .58mm
7.5' or 9' 6X 3.5lb / 1.6kg .005” / .13mm .023” / .58mm
7.5' or 9' 5X 5.9lb / 2.7kg .006” / .15mm .023” / .58mm
7.5' or 9' 4X 7.4lb / 3.4kg .007” / .18mm .024” / .61mm
7.5' or 9' 3X 9.0lb / 4.1kg .008” / .20mm .024” / .61mm
7.5' or 9' 2X 11.2lb / 5.1kg .009” / .23mm .025” / .64mm
7.5' or 9' 1X 13.9lb / 6.38kg .010” / .25mm .025” / .64mm
7.5' or 9' 0X 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .025" / .64mm

 

Absolute Trout Leader (3-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 3 leaders per pack
  • Tapers specifically designed for Trout fishing
  • Heavy butt diameters for powerful accurate deliveries
  • Supple material for drag free drifts
  • Lengths:
    • 7.5' in sizes 6X -0X
    • 9' in sizes 7X - 0X

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
9' 7X 2.4lb / 1.1kg .004” / .10mm .023” / .58mm
7.5' or 9' 6X 3.5lb / 1.6kg .005” / .13mm .023” / .58mm
7.5' or 9' 5X 5.9lb / 2.7kg .006” / .15mm .023” / .58mm
7.5' or 9' 4X 7.4lb / 3.4kg .007” / .18mm .024” / .61mm
7.5' or 9' 3X 9.0lb / 4.1kg .008” / .20mm .024” / .61mm
7.5' or 9' 2X 11.2lb / 5.1kg .009” / .23mm .025” / .64mm
7.5' or 9' 1X 13.9lb / 6.38kg .010” / .25mm .025” / .64mm
7.5' or 9' 0X 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .025" / .64mm

 

Absolute Trout Presentation Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Tapers specifically designed for Trout fishing
  • Heavy butt diameters for powerful accurate deliveries
  • Supple material for drag free drifts
  • Lengths:
    • 11' in sizes 6X - 0X
    • 14' in sizes 5X - 3X

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
11' 6X 3.5lb / 1.6kg .005” / .13mm .024” / .61mm
11' 5X 5.9lb / 2.7kg .006” / .15mm .024” / .61mm
11' 4X 7.4lb / 3.4kg .007” / .18mm .025” / .64mm
11' 3X 9.0lb / 4.1kg .008” / .20mm .025” / .64mm
11' 2X 11.2lb / 5.1kg .009” / .23mm .026” / .66mm
11' 1X 13.9lb / 6.38kg .010” / .25mm .026” / .66mm
11' 0X 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .026" / .66mm
14' 5X 5.9lb / 2.7kg .006” / .15mm .028” / .71mm
14' 4X 7.4lb / 3.4kg .007” / .18mm .028” / .71mm
14' 3X 9.0lb / 4.1kg .008” / .20mm .028” / .71mm

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute fluorocarbon leaders boast a 15% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance. Deadly on Trout, Bass, Bonefish, Permit and Steelhead. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • 100% Fluorocarbon for stealthy presentations
  • Taper and butt diameters adapted per size to perfectly match common flies
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Lengths:
    • 9' in sizes 7x - 0X and 8 - 20lb
    • 12' in sizes 6 - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
9' 7X 2.5lb / 1.1kg .004" / .10mm .019" / .47mm
9' 6X 3.5lb / 1.6kg .005” / .13mm .019” / .47mm
9' 5X 4.6lb / 2.1kg .006” / .15mm .021” / .53mm
9' 4X 6.7lb / 3.0kg .007” / .18mm .021” / .53mm
9' 3X 8.4lb / 4.3kg .008” / .20mm .021” / .53mm
9' 2X 9.5lb / 5.1kg .009” / .23mm .022” / .66mm
9' 1X 11.8lb / 5.4kg .010” / .25mm .022” / .66mm
9' 0X 13.4lb / 6.1kg .011” / .28mm .022" / .66mm
9' or 12' 6lb 6.0lb / 2.7kg .007” / .18mm .022” / .57mm
9' or 12' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008” / .20mm .022” / .57mm
9' or 12' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .010” / .25mm .022” / .57mm
9' or 12' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .011" / .28mm .022” / .57mm
9' or 12' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .013" / .33mm .022” / .57mm
9' or 12' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .015" / .35mm .022” / .57mm

 

Absolute Trout Stealth Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Tapers specifically designed for Trout fishing
  • Heavy butt diameters for powerful accurate deliveries
  • Supple material for drag free drifts
  • Length: 9' in sizes 7X - 3X

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
9' 7X 2.4lb / 1.1kg .004" / .10mm .023" / .58mm
9' 6X 3.5lb / 1.6kg .005” / .13mm .023” / .58mm
9' 5X 5.9lb / 2.7kg .006” / .15mm .023” / .58mm
9' 4X 7.4lb / 3.4kg .007” / .18mm .024” / .61mm
9' 3X 9.0lb / 4.1kg .008” / .20mm .024” / .61mm

 

Absolute Trout Stealth Finesse Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don't litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Excellent for slack line presentations for long, drag-free drifts
  • Lengths:
    • 10' in sizes 7X - 4X
    • 12' in sizes 7X - 4X

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' or 12' 7X 2.4lb / 1.1kg .004" / .10mm .022" / .56mm
10' or 12' 6X 3.5lb / 1.6kg .005” / .13mm .022” / .56mm
10' or 12' 5X 5.9lb / 2.7kg .006” / .15mm .022” / .56mm
10' or 12' 4X 7.4lb / 3.4kg .007” / .18mm .022” / .56mm

 

Absolute Streamer Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • 4’ short leader for use with sinking fly lines
  • Heavy butt turns over the largest flies and protects fly line loop
  • Length: 4' in sizes 8lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
4' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008" / .20mm .029" / .74mm
4' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .009” / .23mm .029” / .74mm
4' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010” / .25mm .029” / .74mm
4' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .030” / .76mm
4' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .013” / .33mm .030” / .76mm

 

Absolute Indicator Stillwater Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Hot orange butt section for strike detection
  • Great for indicator fishing stillwater or rivers for trout
  • Short butt section with long tippet section to sink nymphs quickly and evenly
  • Length: 12' in sizes 4X - 2X

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
12' 4X 7.4lb / 3.4kg .007" / .18mm .026" / .66mm
12' 3X 9.0lb / 4.1kg .008” / .20mm .026" / .66mm
12' 2X 11.2lb / 5.1kg .009” / .23mm .026" / .66mm

 

Absolute Euro Nymph Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Small diameter butt section to match with small diameter Euro nymph lines
  • Integrated Absolute Tri-color sighter
  • Tippet ring allows easy attachment of tippet material
  • Length: 13.5' in size 2X

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
13.5' 2X 8.8lb / 4.0kg .009” / .23mm .020" / .51mm

 

Absolute Salmon/Steelhead Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Medium stiff material for powerful turnover and low memory in colder climates
  • Excellent for swinging, stripping streamers or indicator rigs
  • Lengths:
    • 9' in sizes 8ib - 16lb
    • 12' in sizes 12lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
9' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008" / .20mm .028" / .71mm
9' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .009” / .23mm .029” / .74mm
9' or 12' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010” / .25mm .029” / .74mm
9' or 12' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .030” / .76mm
12' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .013” / .33mm .030” / .76mm

 

Absolute Bass Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Heavy, stiff butt designed to turn over the largest, most air resistant flies
  • Abrasion resistant material designed to survive dense cover
  • Length: 8' in sizes 8lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
8' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008" / .20mm .028" / .71mm
8' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .009" / .23mm .029" / .74mm
8' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010" / .25mm .029" / .74mm
8' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .030” / .76mm
8' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .013” / .33mm .030” / .76mm

 

Freshwater Leader (1-Pack)

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 two different lengths and feature a longer, larger butt section for easy turnover. These materials feature the high wet knot strength and true-to-spec X sizes.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Tapered nylon leader for freshwater use
  • Heavy, stiff butt designed to turn over the largest, most air resistant flies
  • Lengths available:
    • 7.5' in sizes 6X to 0X
    • 9’ in sizes 7X to 0X

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
9' 7x 2.3lb / 1.0kg .004” / .10mm .016” / .41mm
7.5' or 9' 6x 3.3lb / 1.5kg .005” / .13mm .017” / .43mm
7.5' or 9' 5x 4.9lb / 2.2kg .006” / .15mm .020” / .50mm
7.5' or 9' 4x 6.0lb / 2.7kg .007” / .17mm .021” / .53mm
7.5' or 9' 3x 8.5lb / 3.9kg .008” / .20mm .021” / .53mm
7.5' or 9' 2x 9.8lb / 4.4kg .009” / .23mm .022” / .56mm
7.5' or 9' 1x 12.7lb / 5.8kg .010” / .25mm .022” / .56mm
7.5' or 9' 0x 14.9lb / 6.8kg .011” / .28mm .022” / .56mm

 

Bass Leader (2-Pack)

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.

Features:

  • 2 leaders per pack
  • Specialty bass taper
  • Heavy butt and powerful taper turn over the largest flies
  • Length: 9’ in sizes 8lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
9' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008" / .20mm .021" / .53mm
9' 10lb 10lb / 4.5kg .009" / .23mm .022" / .56mm
9' 12lb 12lb / 5.4kg .010" / .25mm .022" / .56mm
9' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .012" / .31mm .026" / .66mm
9' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1 kg .014" / .36mm .026" / .67mm

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Saltwater Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute Saltwater fluorocarbon leaders boast a 15% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • 100% Fluorocarbon for stealthy presentations
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Length: 10' in sizes 10lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .010” / .25mm .022” / .57mm
10' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .011” / .28mm .022” / .57mm
10' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .013” / .33mm .024” / .60mm
10' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .015” / .38mm .024” / .60mm

 

Absolute Saltwater Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Medium-stiff material with heavy butt section for consistent delivery and abrasion resistance
  • General purpose taper covers most saltwater applications
  • Length: 10' in sizes 8lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008" / .20mm .028" / .71mm
10' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .009” / .23mm .029” / .74mm
10' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010” / .25mm .029” / .74mm
10' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .030” / .76mm
10' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .013” / .33mm .030” / .76mm

 

Absolute Bonefish Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Specialty taper designed specifically for delivering bonefish flies to wary fish in shallow water
  • Medium-stiff material for abrasion resistance
  • Length: 10' in sizes 8lb - 12lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008" / .20mm .028" / .71mm
10' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .009” / .23mm .029” / .74mm
10' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010” / .25mm .029” / .74mm

 

Absolute Bonefish Leader (3-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 3 leaders per pack
  • Specialty taper designed specifically for delivering bonefish flies to wary fish in shallow water
  • Medium-stiff material for abrasion resistance
  • Length: 10' in sizes 8lb - 12lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008" / .20mm .028" / .71mm
10' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .009” / .23mm .029” / .74mm
10' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010” / .25mm .029” / .74mm

 

Absolute Redfish Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Specialty taper designed specifically for delivering heavier Redfish flies
  • Medium-stiff material for abrasion resistance
  • Length: 10' in sizes 12lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010" / .25mm .029" / .74mm
10' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .030” / .76mm
10' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .013” / .33mm .030” / .76mm

 

Absolute Redfish Leader (3-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 3 leaders per pack
  • Specialty taper designed specifically for delivering heavier Redfish flies
  • Medium-stiff material for abrasion resistance
  • Length: 10' in sizes 12lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010" / .25mm .029" / .74mm
10' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .030” / .76mm
10' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .013” / .33mm .030” / .76mm

 

Absolute Permit Leader (1-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Specialty taper designed specifically for delivering heavier permit flies
  • Medium-stiff material for abrasion resistance
  • Length: 10' in sizes 12lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010" / .25mm .029" / .74mm
10' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .030” / .76mm
10' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .013” / .33mm .030” / .76mm

 

Absolute Permit Leader (3-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 3 leaders per pack
  • Specialty taper designed specifically for delivering heavier permit flies
  • Medium-stiff material for abrasion resistance
  • Length: 10' in sizes 12lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
10' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010" / .25mm .029" / .74mm
10' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .011” / .28mm .030” / .76mm
10' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg .013” / .33mm .030” / .76mm

 

Absolute Inshore Leader (2-Pack)

Absolute leaders are made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors. Our new paper-based leader packaging is now 100% recyclable. All materials, inks, and window are fully biodegradable to protect our streams and reduce our environmental footprint. Please don’t litter.

Features:

  • 2 leaders per pack
  • Tapered design aids in turnover of larger flies
  • Ideal for Barra and Mangrove Jacks
  • Premium 24” section of 40LB fluorocarbon shock tippet is nearly invisible to fish and holds up to nicks and abrasion
  • Hand tied in the USA
  • Length: 8' with 20lb tippet and 40lb fluorocarbon shock tippet

Length Size Strength Shock tippet Shock strength
8' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1kg 24" / 60cm 40.0lb / 18.1kg

 

Saltwater Leader (2-Pack)

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.

Features:

  • 2 leaders per pack
  • Designed for saltwater flats
  • Low visibility for wary fish
  • Unique taper enhances turnover and accuracy, even in high wind
  • Length: 9' in sizes 8lb - 20lb

Length Size Strength Tippet diameter Butt diameter
9' 8lb 8.0lb / 3.6kg .008" / .20mm .021" / .53mm
9' 10lb 10.0lb / 4.5kg .009" / .23mm .022" / .56mm
9' 12lb 12.0lb / 5.4kg .010" / .25mm .022" / .56mm
9' 16lb 16.0lb / 7.3kg .012" / .31mm .026" / .67mm
9' 20lb 20.0lb / 9.1 kg .014" / .36mm .026" / .67mm

 

Absolute Predator Toothy Fish Stealth Leader (1-Pack)

The perfect leader for toothy fish or species with sharp gill-rakers. Consists of an 8' tapered leader with a 15” shock tippet of 80lb premium fluorocarbon attached to a Stay-Loc Snap.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • 8’ 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
  • Stay-Lok snap closure that won’t open while fighting fish
Butt length Butt strength FC length FC strength Snap
8' 20lb / 9.1kg 15" / 38.1cm 80.0lb / 36.2kg Stay-Lok #3

 

Absolute Predator Toothy Fish Leader (1-Pack)

Handles toothy fish species with ease. An 8' abrasion-resistant tapered leade with 15" of single-strand titanium wire bite tippet attached to a Stay-Lok Snap.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • 8’ tapered leader aids in smooth turnover of larger flies
  • Abrasion-resistant leader material holds up to harsh conditions
  • Premium 1×7 nickel titanium wire section is super straight, ultra kink-resistant, and 100% corrosion proof
  • Stay-Lok snap closure that won’t open while fighting fish
  • Two sizes available
Butt length Butt strength Wire length Wire strength Snap
8' 20lb / 9.1kg 15" / 38.1cm 35lb / 15.9kg Stay-Lok #2
8' 20lb / 9.1kg 15" / 38.1cm 55lb / 25.0kg Stay-Lok #3

 

Absolute Predator Figure 8 Leader (1-Pack)

A premium leader for fish with razor teeth such as wahoo, spanish mackeral or barracuda. Consists of 2.5' of 50lb fluorocarbon leader with a 15” bite tippet of 40lb 7×7 stainless steel wire connected to a size 3 Stay-Lok Snap.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Designed specifically for finishing muskie retrieves with boat-side figure 8s to convert more follows
  • Hand-tied in the USA
  • Premium 40lb 7×7 stainless steel; 100% corrosion proof
  • Stay-Lok™ snap closure that won’t open while fighting fish
Butt length Butt strength Wire length Wire strength Snap
2.5' 50lb / 22.7kg 15" / 38.1cm 40.0lb / 18.1kg Stay-Lok #3

 

 

Absolute Predator Esox Leader (1-Pack)

A premium leader for fish with razor teeth such as mackeral or big tailor. Consists of 4' of 40lb fluorocarbon butt section with a 15” bite tippet of 35lb 1×7 nickel titanium wire connected to a size 3 Stay-Lok Snap.

Features:

  • 1 leader per pack
  • Proven, bombproof design for toothy predators
  • Hand Tied in the USA
  • Features abrasion-resistant 40lb fluorocarbon section
  • Premium 1×7 nickel titanium wire section is super straight, ultra kink-resistant, and 100% corrosion proof
  • Stay-Lok snap closure that won’t open while fighting fish
Butt length Butt strength Wire length Wire strength Snap
4' 40.0lb / 18.2kg 15" / 38.1cm 35.0lb / 15.9kg Stay-Lok #3

 

Predator Leader (2-Pack)

Tapered 7.5' abrasion-resistant leaders with a 15” bite tippet of 1×7 stainless steel wire.

Features:

  • 2 leaders per pack
  • 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
  • Two sizes available
Butt length Butt strength Wire length Wire strength
7.5' 20lb / 9.1kg 15" / 38.1cm 20lb / 9.1kg
7.5' 20lb / 9.1kg 15" / 38.1cm 45lb / 20.4kg

 

Scientific Anglers - Tippet

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Trout Supreme

A unique two-layer construction means this 100% fluorocarbon tippet is the strongest we’ve ever offered: up to 33% higher knot strength.  A softer fluorocarbon outside layer helps knots seat properly and increases overall knot strength, while the harder fluorocarbon core provides exceptional tensile strength.  Supreme Fluorocarbon tippet is also more supple than most other options, providing better drag free drifts while maintaining a stealthy footprint.

Supreme Fluorocarbon is available on our patented cutter spool with our improved tippet band for easy identification and dispensing.

Features:

  • Sizes: 7X – 0X  
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes      
  • 100% fluorocarbon for ultimate stealthy presentations 
  • Supple for drag-free drifts 
Size Diameter Strength
7X 0.004” / .10mm 2.9 lb / 1.3kg
6X 0.005” / .13mm 3.7 lb / 1.7kg
5X 0.006” / .15mm 5.2 lb / 2.4kg
4X 0.007” / .18mm 7.1 lb / 3.2kg
3X 0.008” / .20mm 8.7 lb / 3.9kg
2X 0.009” / .23mm 10.2 lb / 4.6kg
1X 0.010” / .25mm 13.0 lb / 5.9kg
0X 0.011” / .28mm 16.0 lb / 7.3kg

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Tippet Supreme

A unique two-layer construction means this 100% fluorocarbon tippet is the strongest we’ve ever offered: up to 33% higher knot strength.  A softer fluorocarbon outside layer helps knots seat properly and increases overall knot strength, while the harder fluorocarbon core provides exceptional tensile strength.  Supreme Fluorocarbon tippet is also more supple than most other options, providing better drag free drifts while maintaining a stealthy footprint.

Supreme Fluorocarbon is available on our patented cutter spool with our improved tippet band for easy identification and dispensing.

Features:

  • Sizes: 8lb - 20lb   
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes      
  • 100% fluorocarbon for ultimate stealthy presentations 
  • Supple yet resilient material for exceptional knots in demanding situations
Size Diameter Strength
8lb .008” / .20mm 8.0lb / 3.6kg
10lb .009” / .23mm 10.0lb / 4.5kg
12lb .010” / .25mm 12.0lb / 5.4kg
16lb .011” / .28mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb .013" / .33mm 20.0lb / 9.1kg

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Trout

Absolute fluorocarbon leaders and tippet boast a 15% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance.

Features:

  • 100% fluorocarbon for ultimate stealthy presentations
  • Supple for drag free drifts
  • Sizes: 7X – 0X
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes
  • Silicone band protects tippet from UV exposure
Size Diameter Strength
7X .004” / .10mm 2.5lb / 1.1kg
6X .005” / .13mm 3.5lb / 1.6kg
5X .006” / .15mm 4.6lb / 2.1kg
4X .007” / .17mm 6.7lb / 3.0kg
3X .008” / .20mm 8.4lb / 3.8kg
2X .009” / .23mm 9.5lb / 4.3kg
1X .010” / .25mm 11.8lb / 5.4kg
0X .011” / .28mm 13.4lb / 6.1kg

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Trout 100m

Absolute fluorocarbon leaders and tippet boast a 15% higher knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance.

Features:

  • Sizes: 6X – 0X  
  • Length: 100m spools in all sizes      
  • 100% fluorocarbon for ultimate stealthy presentations 
  • Supple for drag-free drifts 
Size Diameter Strength
6X .005” / .13mm 3.5lb / 1.6kg
5X .006” / .15mm 4.6lb / 2.1kg
4X .007” / .18mm 6.7lb / 3.0kg
3X .008” / .20mm 8.4lb / 3.8kg
2X .009” / .23mm 9.5lb / 4.3kg
1X .010” / .25mm 11.8lb / 5.4kg
0X .011” / .28mm 13.4lb / 6.1kg

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Tippet

Absolute fluorocarbon leaders and tippet boast a 15% higher knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance.

Features:

  • 100% Fluorocarbon , abrasion resistant for Saltwater, Warmwater, and Anadromous species
  • Stiff material for excellent turnover
  • Sizes: 4lb – 20lb
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes
  • Silicone band protects tippet from UV exposure
  • Patented cutter spool design 
Size Diameter Strength
4lb .006” / .15mm 4.0lb / 1.8kg
6lb .007” / .18mm 6.0lb / 2.7kg
8lb .008” / .20mm 8.0lb / 3.6kg
10lb .010” / .25mm 10.0lb / 4.5kg
12lb .011” / .28mm 12.0lb / 5.4kg
16lb .013” / .32mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb .015" / .38mm 20.0lb / 9.1kg

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Saltwater Tippet

Absolute fluorocarbon leaders and tippet boast a 15% higher knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance.

Features:

  • Sizes: 10lb – 20lb 
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes      
  • 100% Fluorocarbon , abrasion resistant for Saltwater species 
  • Stiff material for excellent turnover 
Size Diameter Strength
10lb .010” / .25mm 10.0lb / 4.5kg
12lb .011” / .28mm 12.0lb / 5.4kg
16lb .013" / .33mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb .015” / .38mm 20.0lb / 9.1kg

 

Absolute Trout

Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors.

Features:

  • Supple material for drag free drifts
  • Sizes: 7X – 0X
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes
  • Silicone band protects tippet from UV exposure
  • Patented cutter spool design
Size Diameter Strength
7x .004” / .10mm 2.4lb / 1.1kg
6x .005” / .13mm 3.5lb / 1.6kg
5x .006” / .15mm 5.9lb / 2.7kg
4x .007” / .18mm 7.4lb / 3.4kg
3x .008” / .20mm 9.0lb / 4.1kg
2x .009” / .23mm 11.2lb / 5.1kg
1x .010” / .25mm 13.9lb / 6.3kg
0x .011” / .28mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg

 

Absolute Trout 100m

Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors.

Features:

  • Sizes: 6X – 3X
  • Length: 100m spools in all sizes
  • Supple for drag-free drifts 
  • On average 40% stronger wet-knot strength than the competition
Size Diameter Strength
6x .005” / .13mm 3.5lb / 1.6kg
5x .006” / .15mm 5.9lb / 2.7kg
4x .007” / .18mm 7.4lb / 3.4kg
3x .008” / .20mm 9.0lb / 4.1kg

 

Absolute Trout Stealth

Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors.

Features:

  • Supple material for drag free drifts
  • Light olive tint reduces line flash for ultra wary fish
  • Sizes: 6X – 3X
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes
  • Silicone band protects tippet from UV exposure
  • Patented cutter spool design
Size Diameter Strength
6x .005” / .13mm 3.5lb / 1.6kg
5x .006” / .15mm 5.9lb / 2.7kg
4x .007” / .17mm 7.4lb / 3.4kg
3x .008” / .20mm 9.0lb / 4.1kg

 

Absolute Tippet

Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors.

Features:

  • Medium Stiff material for Saltwater, Warmwater, and Anadramous fish
  • Sizes: 4lb - 20lb
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes
  • Silicone band protects tippet from UV exposure
  • Patented cutter spool design
Size Diameter Strength
4lb .006” / .15mm 4.0lb / 1.8kg
6lb .007” / .18mm 6.0lb / 2.7kg
8lb .008” / .20mm 8.0lb / 3.6kg
10lb .009” / .23mm 10.0lb / 4.5kg
12lb .010” / .25mm 12.0lb / 5.4kg
16lb .011” / .28mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb .013" / .33mm 20.0lb / 9.1kg

 

Absolute Tri-Colour Sighter

Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors.

Features:

  • Designed for use with Euro-style nymphing rigs
  • Low memory, high abrasion resistance, maximum knot strength
  • Green, white, and orange alternates every 10 inches
  • Sizes: 4X, 2X, and 0X
  • Length: 10m spools in all sizes
  • Silicone band protects tippet from UV exposure
  • Patented cutter spool design
Size Diameter Strength
4x .007” / .18mm 6.7lb / 3.0kg
2x .009” / .23mm 8.8lb / 4.0kg
0x .011” / .28mm 11.0lb / 5.0kg

 

Freshwater Tippet

For years, our tippet materials were marketed as being something they weren’t. The diameters, breaking strengths, and performance just weren’t accurate—or up to par with our own rigorous standards.

Features:

  • True-to-spec X sizes
  • Sizes: 7X – 20-lb.
  • Length: 30-meter spools in all sizes
  • 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 4.4lb / 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 20.0lb / 9.1kg

 

Absolute Fluorocarbon Shock

Absolute fluorocarbon leaders and tippet boast a 15% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and features incredible clarity and abrasion resistance.

Features:

  • Extreme abrasion resistance for saltwater and predatory fish
  • 100% Fluorocarbon
  • Sizes: 25lb – 80lb
  • Length: 30m spools in all sizes
  • Unique open-hub spool for easy dispensing
Size Diameter Strength
25lb .018” / .45mm 25.0lb / 11.3kg
30lb .019” / .48mm 30.0lb / 13.6kg
35lb .021” / .53mm 35.0lb / 15.9kg
40lb .023” / .58mm 40.0lb / 18.1kg
50lb .025” / .62mm 50.0lb / 22.7kg
60lb .030” / .77mm 60.0lb / 27.2kg
80lb .033” / .85mm 80.0lb / 36.3kg

 

Absolute Leader Material

Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors.

Features:

  • Sizes: 20lb – 80lb
  • Length: 50m spools in all sizes
  • General purpose, medium stiff monofilament for leader building
  • Unique open-hub spool for easy dispensing
Size Diameter Strength
25lb .017” / .43mm 25.0lb / 11.3kg
30lb .020” / .51mm 30.0lb / 13.6kg
40lb .024” / .61mm 40.0lb / 18.1kg
50lb .026” / .66mm 50.0lb / 22.7kg
60lb .031” / .79mm 60.0lb / 27.2kg
80lb .035” / .89mm 80.0lb / 36.3kg

 

Absolute Hard Mono

Absolute Tippet is made with proprietary copolymer blends that are designed to drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an optimal suppleness for high knot strength. Absolute nylon leaders and tippet have a 29% higher wet knot strength compared to our previous material and up to 40% higher wet knot strength when compared to our competitors.

Features:

  • General purpose, medium stiff monofilament for leader building
  • Sizes: 12lb – 80lb
  • Length: 50m spools in all sizes
  • Unique open-hub spool for easy dispensing
Size Diameter Strength
12lb 0.018" / .46mm 12.0lb / 5.4kg
16lb 0.020" / .51mm 16.0lb / 7.3kg
20lb 0.022" / .56mm 20.0lb / 9.1kg
25lb 0.025” / .64mm 25.0lb / 11.3kg
30lb 0.028” / .71mm 30.0lb / 13.6kg
40lb 0.032” / .81mm 40.0lb / 18.1kg
50lb 0.036” / .91mm 50.0lb / 22.7kg
60lb 0.040” / 1.02mm 60.0lb / 27.2kg
80lb 0.045” / 1.14mm 80.0lb / 36.3kg

 

Absolute Predator 7x7 Knottable Wire

Absolute Predator wire is ideal for presenting flies to large predatory fish and to quickly tie knots when changing flies.

Features:

  • 7×7 stainless steel construction limits stiffness for exceptional knot stability and natural fly movement
  •  Nylon coating locks in knots and protects wire from abrasion
  •  Can be used with most common fishing knots
  •  Camo brown color reduces flash and visibility under water
  • Available in 25lb and 40lb sizes in 25ft spools
Size Diameter Strength
25lb .018” / .46mm 25.0lb / 11.3kg
40lb .024” / .61mm 40.0lb / 18.1kg

 

Predator 1x7 Stainless Steel Wire

Predator stainless steel wire is ideal for presenting flies to large predatory fish and to quickly tie knots when changing flies. Black nylon coated for durability and low visibility.

Features:

  • 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 Strength
20lb .024” / .61mm 20.0lb / 9.1kg
45lb .028” / .71mm 45.0lb / 20.4kg

 

Predator 1x7 NiTi Wire

Predator stainless steel wire is ideal for presenting flies to large predatory fish and to quickly tie knots when changing flies. Black nylon coated for durability and low visibility.

Features:

  • 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 Strength
35lb .017” / .43mm 35.0lb / 15.9kg
55lb .021” / .53mm 55.0lb / 25.0kg