Abrasion-Resistant Leader and Tippet

Land more fish with abrasion-resistant fly fishing leader and tippet.


The most abrasion-resistant nylon fly fishing leader and tippet on the market. It features all of the advantages of nylon elasticity and suppleness while reducing the risk that fish will break you off on rocks, debris, or coral. Incorporates a high knot strength and comes in a new clear color. Provides enhanced turnover power for big, heavy flies.


Overall: 4.5/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 10 reviews

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9 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Strong leader - 3/10/2014
    By: from Acklins Island, Bahamas

    Good quality leader with abrasion resistance diameter. Helps hanging onto big bonefish if thet swim over coral in shallow water.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    good stuff - 11/22/2013
    By: from Tulsa, OK

    10' 16# on 8 wt., 10# -15# tippet. Turns over striper flies in windy conditions. fished mostly in very rough rocky river bottom. Long lasting. Not prone to wind knots. Low memory. No complaints. Please don't ever discontinue.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great pike and bass leaders! - 11/4/2013
    By: from Chicago, IL
    Top 50 Contributor

    Awesome durability and wear resistance. I used these all summer on freshwater game fish with excellent longevity.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great tippet - 10/18/2013
    By: from Amherst, NY

    I find this tippet works great in the rocky bottom fast water of the lower Niagara River. This is a most challenging test for a leader and tippet. The abrasion resistant product from Orvis is a must in these challenging environments.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Worst leader for Salmon - 7/8/2013
    By: from Sept-Iles, Quebec,Canada

    Strength OK- all other features poor. Too limp-remains curled once the fly is tied on. Difficult to use any good salmon knot. Impossible to thread and tie a # 10 or smaller atlantic salmon fly at dusk due to lack of color. Lost 2 nice salmon with this leader

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great line - 4/9/2013
    By: from Albany, NY

    Leader and tippet was easy to handle, tied effectively, and handled well with casts. Strong effective line that performed well in challenging conditions.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    AR+ Really Held Up... - 10/9/2012
    By: from BRULE, WI
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I put a new AR+ Leader and 30" of AR Tippet on last Thursday morning and fished 3 days on the Bois Brule in Northern Wisconsin for Steelhead, Salmon and Spawning Browns. I lost 3 flies all weekend and believe me, they were stuck! Breaking this line off was not easy, at times I would get my fly back with the hook bent before the leader or tippet broke. Good Stuff

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Another great Orvis product - 9/16/2012
    By: from Winooski, VT
    Top 100 Contributor

    I grabbed a few of these earlier in the year for targeting pike for the first time on flies. I noticed right away the leaders were very tough and harder to cut through than my normal SS and Mirage leaders. I lost every pike I had, but not because of my leader failing..just bad hooksets! Overall a great toothy critter leader for a great price. Will just have to see how it holds up to some big fish in the future.

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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    AR Laeder and Tippet - 6/4/2012
    By: from Myrtle Beach, SC

    Excellent material, as a newbi to fly fishing all help from store and live chat very helpful. After reading articles on leaders and tibbit material "Orvis" is the leader on quality and stands behind product.

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