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 57 reviews


57 of 57 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 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.

  • 5/5

    Awesome leaders - 1/3/2014
    By: from Chicago, IL
    Top 50 Contributor

    Great product that casts beautifully and allows a proper dry fly presentation. A very good value in my opinion.

  • 5/5

    Great Leaders and Tippets - 9/14/2013
    By: from Alexandria, VA
    Top 10 Contributor

    I have used the Orvis braided leaders and bimini tippets since their introduction, in both 7.5- and 9-foot lengths and in all tippet sizes. Great for dry fly fishing and I only tie a single fly-to-tippet knot. Kudos!

  • 5/5

    Best braided dry fly leader out there - 6/20/2013
    By: from Southern Itlay

    Absolutely the best after years of on the water testing. . . always returning to this one! Please continue to make it, especially in the 4X & 3X size.

  • 5/5

    Softest leader - 6/18/2013
    By: from Montreal QC

    I have been using these leaders for a number of years now and to me they are the best as they have no memory and always lay out very cleanly. They last a long time and are thus worth the price.

  • 5/5

    Wouldn't use any other leader! - 6/18/2013
    By: from Vancouver, WA

    I have been using the Orvis Braided Nylon Leaders since the early 1980's and swear by them. I find them very effective both for dry fly fishing and nymph fishing. I have no trouble turning the fly over when casting. I would suggest that you try one and you may be hooked, no pun intended.

  • 5/5

    Floating braided leaders - 6/12/2013
    By: from South Carolina

    I have used Orvis Braided Leaders for many years and I think they are excellent. There are a lot of opinions of various brands of leaders and I've used most of them, but always wind up coming back the the Orvis Braided Leaders, especially for bass and brem. Some people think they are to thick and don't work well for trout but I don't agree. Stick with Orvis, you won't go wrong.

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