Mirage Trout Leaders

Our fly fishing trout leaders are designed to turn over flies perfectly.


Some fluorocarbon leaders are blended with nylon, lessening the benefits of abrasion resistance and low visibility. Pure fluorocarbon Mirage™ has the highest abrasion resistance of any leader or tippet. And its refractive index is so close to that of water that Mirage is virtually invisible. With a specific gravity of 1.76, it breaks surface tension quickly and sinks quicker than nylon, perfect for nymphing. Fluorocarbon materials retain their knot and tensile strength in water. Preferred for nymphing, especially in gin-clear waters or where fish are educated. Great for large streamers too. Outstanding turnover power, the result of patented extrusion taper technology—an Orvis exclusive. Fly fishing leader preferred in spring creeks, stillwater situations, for use with large streamers, or when fishing with nymphs in clear water where trout are fished over heavily.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 65 reviews


65 of 65 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Tippet/Leader - 4/20/2015
    By: from Pittsburgh Area
    Top 500 Contributor

    I would highly recommend this item. It has improved my yield dramatically. When guides recommend fluorocarbon leaders, they know what they are talking about!

  • 5/5

    line - 4/16/2015
    By: from Norfolk, VA

    Its is best line there is. it is stretching, it has very high snapping line. I have not seen much products with higher quality bar.

  • 4/5

    Great leader! - 4/9/2015
    By: from Bennett Springs, MO

    Initially, I thought the price was too high but after fishing this leader, I realized that I actually save money. Very strong and invisible in the water. Seems to have increased my success and never broke off even after catching 11 fish in 3 hours.

  • 5/5

    Seamingly invisible - 2/26/2015

    When sight fishing in ultra-clear water for large spooky trout. The Mirage has out performed every other leader I've tried. Hands down the best

  • 5/5

    Very good but an expensive product. - 12/20/2014
    By: from Milford, OH

    I bought it to catch more trout. I'm sure it will be just fine. But, I won't be using it until at least March.

  • 5/5

    Barely visible under water - 12/19/2014
    By: from Bethlehem, PA

    This is my leader of choice for low water & fussy trout.. It also has very good knot strength.

  • 5/5

    Great leaders - 12/18/2014
    By: from Boston -> White Mountains
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Can't beat the price for these leaders, good value for fluorocarbon

  • 5/5

    Best Leaders - 11/21/2014

    The Mirage delivers a smooth cast and lifelike presentation of your fly. I always have confidence in this product!

  • 4/5


  • 5/5

    I only buy orvis - 11/13/2014
    By: from new york

    all my fly gear is orvis,would not buy from anyone else.

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