Leader and Tippet Combo Packs

Stock up for your next trip with our dependable fly fishing leader and tippet.

Details

Prolong the life of your leaders and save money. Fly fishing leader and tippet combo packs are the most economical way to stock up for your travels. Two 9' fly fishing leaders and one 30m spool of tippet in matching diameter.
Sizes: 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 61 reviews

5-star:
51
4-star:
9
3-star:
0
2-star:
1
1-star:
0

60 of 61 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Leader and Tippet Combo Pack - 9/30/2014
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    This was a great deal. I used this product over the weekend and it was fantastic. Shipping took a bit longer than expected, but everything worked out fine.

  • 4/5

    Great fluorcarbon - 8/26/2014
    By: from Sonoma

    Great fluorocarbon combo and good saving... I have used Orvis Mirage for years and love it. The down side is the new spools are black and not transparent so it is difficult to see what you have left on it and much larger/bulkier than the last models which takes more room in your jacket...

  • 5/5

    8/20/2014
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  • 5/5

    Supple and Strong - 7/24/2014
    By: from Waynesville, NC

    This is the only leader material in my vest. Great knot strength, and is supple. These tapered leaders are the only ones I use.

  • 5/5

    Tippet comb pack good value - 7/22/2014
    By: from Upstate New York

    When I purchased my first rod and reel combo my sales person recommended this product, it is a great value. For a beginner it lays out nicely for me and rarely tangles. I have since purchased 2 packages, one for me and one for my son.

  • 5/5

    Cant go wrong with this. - 6/10/2014
    By: from Boulder, Co.

    I purchased this because everyone told me, "everything Orvis makes is good", and they were not joking. Very happy with this product and plan on buying in the future.

  • 5/5

    Good deal - 6/10/2014
    By:

    Buying the leaders and tippet together is a good deal for quality products that perform.

  • 5/5

    Spring cleaning - 6/4/2014
    By: from Cle Elum, WA

    Love the combo packets to refresh my supply annually. Out with old in with the new. Great tippet for mountain creeks and lighter floating flies.

  • 5/5

    Great savings - 5/13/2014
    By: from Central Nebraska

    Been using the product for a numbers of years - first time I have seen it as a combo. Great product and great savings. Why not?

Learn More

Super Strong Leaders and Tippet Material

Super Strong Leaders and Tippet Material is a co-polymer resin system developed exclusively for Orvis and is sold by no one else. This is Orvis’s best selling material of all time—a great material at a great price!

Short History of Tippet Material

The first pound of nylon produced by DuPont in 1939 cost 27 million dollars, but by the time postwar fisherman returned from Europe and the South Pacific, it was being produced at a reasonable price in large quantities and quickly accepted by fishermen. Nylon is much stronger per diameter, and made the use of smaller flies possible. Nylon is also unaffected by cold water, most solvents, has excellent resistance to abrasion, and is not weakened by age if it is left in the dark and not exposed to ultraviolet light. Orvis tippet material has a special finish applied to it, which makes it resistant to breaking down when exposed to ultraviolet light.

What are Copolymers and Cofilaments?

Prior to the mid 1970s, nylon tippet material was made from nylon 66, one of the original nylons developed by DuPont. It was sometimes blended with other kinds of nylon, where the raw nylons were melted together before they were extruded. In the 70s, monofilament manufacturers began offering two types of products. The first was a cofilament, where one type of nylon is sheathed with another type. The better product is a copolymer, where the nylons were chemically bonded to form larger polymers. All top quality nylon tippet materials, including Orvis Super Strong, are now copolymers.

We know that most of these copolymers are a mixture of nylon 6 and 66 combined with some other kinds of nylons and resin systems. The exact formulas are kept secret by the nylon manufacturers, and even if you have an exclusive with a particular formula of tippet material, you have no idea exactly what is in it. When we test tippet materials, we will be given a range of formulas to test with arcane designations like G-3 and T-1, and we then test both in the laboratory and the field.

We will often get back to the manufacturer with feedback like: “make it more supple,” or, “make it slightly more abrasion-resistant.” We then go through another round of testing. Many of the top brands are made in the same factory in Japan, but each brand of tippet has its own unique chemistry. Customers see many of the top tippet materials wound on the same type of spools and assume they are the same, but this is the same as assuming that all ice creams taste the same and have the same ingredients because they all come in the same type of container.

Benefits of Super Strong

Special Resin System = Incredible Strength: Super Strong has the highest known strength of any material we’ve tested because the nylon molecules are reinforced by a special resin system.

Benefits:

  • Makes Super Strong stronger than any other material on the market today.
  • 3.5 pound strength in 6X, and a full 6 pounds in 4X. This means you can use lighter tippets to fool more fish without worrying about breaking them off.

Refractory Index: Super Strong is specially formulated to be much more invisible than standard nylon material. Standard clear nylon tippet material has a refractory index of 1.62. Super Strong is 1.53.

Benefits:

  • Increased transparency when under water.

Very Supple: The modulus of tensile elasticity gives you a measure of a fiber’s resistance to bending — its stiffness. The higher the number, the stiffer the material. Super Strong has a modulus of tensile elasticity of .57 kilograms per square meter, making Super Strong material softer than standard nylon tippets and leaders. It even maintains its softness in very cold water.

Benefits:

  • Permits a very lifelike presentation to fish.
  • Improved abrasion-resistance.

Low Memory: Super Strong has very little memory.

Benefits:

  • Comes off tippet spools straight and very consistent with very little stretching.
  • Makes for cleaner fly presentation.

Water Absorption: Standard clear nylon material absorbs approximately 8-10% of it’s mass in water. Super Strong is specially formulated to meet Orvis’s strict demands of no more than 3.5% absorption.

Benefits:

  • Maintains a high level of strength over longer period of time in the water.
  • Much stronger wet knot strength.
  • Longer shelf life of product.

Specific Gravity: Super Strong has a specific gravity of 1.14, making it just slightly heavier than water.

Benefits:

  • Super Strong floats higher in the water while just breaking the surface tension.
  • Tech Note: Specific Gravity is technically defined as, “the dimensionless ratio of the density of a substance with respect to the density of water.” The SG of water is equal to 1.0 by definition. Any SG number larger than 1.00 will sink, and less than 1.00 will float.

Incredible Knot Strength: Tensile strength gives you a relative measure of a material’s breaking strength. Another factor critical to fishermen is how a material holds up when knotted. In a test of 4X material from four competitors (Maxima, Climax, Umpqua, Dai-Riki), six-turn blood knot’s were tied, then allowed to soak for 10 minutes (nylon absorbs water depending on the polymer makeup, and this causes knots to break slightly under a test performed with dry material). The identical tensile test was then performed and the average of the three tests was taken. Results were consistent with all tests. Super Strong broke at more than double the strength of the Maxima and Climax, and was approximately 15% stronger than the Umpqua and Dai-Riki.

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