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 74 reviews


74 of 74 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Best Leaders - 11/20/2015

    These are great leaders. I've switched back and forth a couple of times between nylon and fluorocarbon. Definitely get more hookups on the fc that I attribute to the low visibility of the line. I also prefer Orvis leaders over other manufacturers. They just seem to hold up better.

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  • 5/5

    Good product - 8/16/2015
    By: from Leeds

    First time out, no problems at all, tangle free even with a strong breeze, good leader, and should last.

  • 5/5

    Awesome tapered leader! - 7/28/2015
    By: from Auckland, New Zealand

    I normally tie my own leaders but after fishing with these, wow! I may never tie another leader again, bought the 2x for New Zealand trout fishing and I couldn't be more impressed, hardly feel it on the lift out. Held a 5lbs trout this morning without a problem. I may tie on a brick tomorrow, pretty sure this leader will still turn over one of those!

  • 5/5

    Best leaders I've used - 7/14/2015
    By: from North Carolina
    Top 250 Contributor

    Orvis produces top quality products time and time again, these leaders are no exception. I've fished several leaders some very good but none fish as well as these. They do not hold the memory of the packaging and are strong and the fluorocarbon doesn't seem to bother the fish. Keep up the great work

  • 4/5

    No complaints - 7/7/2015
    By: from NY

    Leaders work, well, seem to be plenty strong for what i need.

  • 4/5

    Top Leader - 7/1/2015
    By: from Sonoma
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Great for stealthy presentation. Great strength and can float well if greased. Coils a little... Stretch it with a leader stretcher and you are set for the whole day.

  • 5/5

    Fluorocarbon Leader - 5/25/2015
    Top 25 Contributor

    This fluorocarbon leader works great with Orvis' Clear Intermediate fly line.

  • 5/5

    Tippet/Leader - 4/20/2015
    By: from Pittsburgh Area
    Top 250 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!

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