Braided Nylon Leader with Bimini Tippets

Our fishing leader and tippet combination is a recipe for superb presentations.


Ideal fishing leader and tippet for delicate dry-fly presentations. Superior turnover power allows for long tippet extensions. Original braided leaders are four times as supple as solid monofilament. Floating braided leaders are impregnated with a water-repellent formula that eliminates spray over wary fish. One fishing leader and two Bimini tippets per pack.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 63 reviews


63 of 63 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    New way for me! - 5/6/2015
    By: from Llanarmon Yn Ial, Near the River Dee, North Wales
    Top 250 Contributor

    Thought I'd give these a try. Only used them on a very windy day and they turned over a treat.

  • 5/5

    bimini tippets - 4/27/2015
    By: from fishguard

    the only big trout I have caught on dry fly have been on these!Black sedge or midge on 6lbs tippet deadly!

  • 5/5

    Braided leader with Bimini tippets - 4/14/2015
    By: from Tavistock

    Excellent product for great presentation of dry flies

  • 4/5

    Braided leader - just the ticket! - 3/25/2015
    By: from Surrey

    These braided leaders have been excellent for me and I love the convenience of the bimini tippet

  • 5/5

    Previously a 'doubting Thomas' - 3/19/2015
    By: from North west Highlands

    I was recommended this leader by a keen fly-fishing friend who has fished a number of very 'respectable' trout streams in the South. His last Orvis braided leader lasted for eight years and is still going strong, but he has just purchased another 'in case'. I have bought three, two of them in 5' length for my 7' rod lines, and the 7' one for my nine footer. Magic ! During tests they turned over nicely and lay out well. I look forward to using them during my next visit to the South as our lochs in the North come into 'condition' a bit later. Some fishers claim that these leaders are splashy on the retrieve. I don't see why they should be if the line is drawn in quietly - as I believe it should be - below the fish for the next cast.

  • 5/5

    I reviewed this product, Nov-14 - 2/26/2015
    By: from Hampshire, UK

    I reviewed this product last year, "A major improvement to my fishing. - 11/13/2014. By: HampshireFly from Hampshire, UK" It's still my preferred leader configuration/

  • 5/5

    At last! - 12/9/2014
    By: from Devon

    Braided leaders seem to be becoming more difficult to find these days. This one is therefore doubly welcome for both availability and quality. Well done Orvis.

  • 5/5

    Very versatile leader - 11/13/2014
    By: from Denmark

    Simply the most versatile leader........strong and is just there when you need it, especially after long long storage for winter you only need to connect a new Tippett of your choice, being thick or thin. Turns over the fly elegant and cuts through the wind if it's blowing. I find it overall the best compared to stretched / tapered leaders - and more versatile and economical as I can replace as many tippets as I want to, no wrinkling!

  • 5/5

    A major improvement to my fishing. - 11/13/2014
    By: from Hampshire, UK

    I was introduced to braided leaders by an Orvis Podcast, so bought one to try out. I fish Helios(1) rods, wt3 & wt5. My casting turnover improved and provided excellent presentation fishing dry flies and small nymphs. Initially I was getting wind knots, which is a problem I do not often experience with nylon tapered leaders, however, with more attention to my casting style this was resolved. So win win all-around. I found 4x bimini with an additional 5x and 6x tippets (12” to 24”) to be a good leader configuration.

  • 5/5

    Expensive but excellent - 5/15/2014
    By: from Germany
    Top 25 Contributor

    Roll over perfectly for dry flies, last long. I add a tippet ring to prolong the lifetime of the bimini-tippet as well. When nymphing, I use a longer tippet sometimes. Nice for 4 wt lines. The best out there.

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