Floating Braided Leader System

Our braided leaders make delicate presentations easier.


These braided nylon leaders with Bimini tippets are ideal for delicate dry-fly presentations. Superior turnover power allows for long tippet extensions. These leaders are four times as supple as solid monofilament and are impregnated with a water-repellent formula that eliminates spray over wary fish. One leader and five 5' Bimini tippets on a spool per pack. Leaders come in 7.5' and 9' lengths. Choose desired length, diameter, and finally match it up with the rod weight of your choice. Made in USA.
In 7.5' 3X-5X, recommended for 4- to 7-wt. line; 9' 3X-7X, choose between 3- to 5-wt. line or 6- to 7-wt. line.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 17 reviews


16 of 17 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5

    Orvis Braided Leaders - 9/9/2014
    By: from Fallston MD

    The leader turns over well and maintains it's flexible texture but picks up a lot of water on recasting. I would recommend coating the leader with a fair amount of floatant before using the leader

  • 5/5

    I'm a believer! - 8/21/2014
    By: from Southern California

    After trying furled leaders and combo-braided & furled leaders, I determined for myself that the Orvis Braided Leader is just wonderful. Nothing else comes close. I would buy more, but they last forever! That said, I do have one small gripe. I bought the 9' braided leader and was surprised that it was only 5' long. The tippets that come with it are 5'. So, how is this a 9' braided leader? I wonder if the 7 ½' braided leader is only 3 ½ long?

  • 5/5

    Braided leader system - 8/16/2014
    By: from Eagle,Co

    This was recommended to me by a friend who grew up fly fishing and this was the one thing he highly recommended when it comes to having a good dry fly presentation. So far I've been really impressed. I've been catching more fish and I like how easy it is to add more tippet. I would recommend this to anyone that is trying to improve their gear.

  • 5/5

    Floating braided leader - 8/11/2014
    By: from Coweta, ok

    Great for dry flies. The leader doesn't sink. Ive used it on small jigs too and u can use it as a strike indicator too. Great product!

  • 3/5

    may change my mind - 7/21/2014
    By: from New Park, PA

    Orvis changed from "Floating Braided" to "Braided", I'm hoping they still work as well. The floating braided just needed a little wax touch up every now and then to stay high and dry. I'll be fishing the new stuff Friday.

  • 5/5

    Good warmwater leader butt - 7/14/2014
    By: from West Virginia

    I use a 7-wt outfit for largemouth and smallmouth bass and panfish. The braided butt does a good job turning over the larger wooly buggers, Clousers, grasshopper imitations, etc. that I typically use. I also use them for wild trout and have never had an issue with "spray" but I'll sometimes make a false cast away from the fish if they're really spooky.

  • 5/5

    Orvis Braided Leaders - 6/10/2014
    By: from Palm City FL.

    Outstanding product. Have used them all since they hit the market, but they are VERY hard to find. Can only get them through internet from Orvis directly/ Waiting on a very light braided leader for 2 weight line!!!! That would be the best.

  • 5/5

    Nice! - 5/21/2014
    By: from San Jose, CA
    Top 25 Contributor

    I use these exclusively for dry fly fishing. Allows for a very delicate presentation and the leaders float very well. Adding 3 more bimini tippets compared to the previous version is also a win!

  • 5/5

    Love it! - 5/14/2014

    I have been using the Orvis Floating Braided Leader system for a few years. I know many use it for dry fly presentations, but I use it for nymphing as well. They used to sell this with just 2 bimini tippets included in the package. Now there are 5 included on a spool, which is a great improvement. Has completely removed the annoying tapered leader from my set-up. Long story short, great product and I have turned many of my buddies on to it.

  • 5/5

    The best one - 5/5/2014
    By: from Serbia

    If you're looking for floating leader, for dry fly fishing on small hooks (18/20) and 25+ meters, with great presentation, this is the best one! Also great with bigger hooks! Prices is equally as quality!

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  • 7.5', for line weights 4-7 £19.00
  • 9', for line weights 3-5 £19.00
  • 9', for line weights 6-7 £19.00
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