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Backing, Lines, Leaders & Tippet

The lines, leaders, and tippet are one of the most crucial elements in fly fishing. With a wide selection of materials from nationally respected brands like Scientific Anglers, Temple Fork Outfitters, Umpqua, Cheeky Fishing, and Orvis, you are sure to find the perfect lines, leaders, and tippet to fit your individual needs.

When you first start fly fishing, you may ask yourself what the difference is between a fly fishing leader and a fly fishing tippet. It can seem confusing at first, but it is actually pretty straightforward! The leader is the main clear material connected to the end of your fly line. This stuff is heavy and will taper down in thickness down to where the tippet attaches. A leader is similar to the fishing monofilament used on your spinning or casting reel found in conventional fishing methods.

Meanwhile, the tippet in fly fishing is the lightweight part of material that is attached to the end of the leader on the other end of the fly. You’ll want your tippet to be lightweight and strong, and you can change the size of the tippet depending on the type of fish you are looking for and the weather conditions on any given day.  If you have any questions about what type of lines, leaders, and tippet are right for you, feel free to contact us! We are more than happy to guide you through the process of picking the perfect materials for your unique fly fishing situation.

While leaders and tippet are expendable, they are still vital pieces of equipment for any fly fisher. Simply put, without these materials, you can’t catch any fish! And without a solid leader and tippet setup, you may spook fish or break them off. To avoid this, be sure to invest in high quality, proven materials like the ones we offer here at Aventuron.


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