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Leader Material & Tippets 

XS Leader and Tippet Material 

Outstanding diameter to strength ratios, high knot strength and a smoothness you can instantly identify with. 
With an outstanding reputation for XS fly lines worldwide, built over 20 years, it occurred to us, that a logical extension to the fly lines, would be a range of XS leader and tippet materials. Our ‘new generation’ leader materials match and compliment the finest fly lines in the world and we truly believe these new materials are also world-class. 
Our Magic line and more recently Fluoro-Tec line, have become favourites with many anglers, but they need not fear… we believe that in the new XS tippet, we have materials that far exceed them. In the new XS Fluorocarbon, made for us by Japan’s foremost manufacturer, we have the finest, smoothest and most modern, durable fluorocarbon on the market today. 
In addition, through the introduction of advanced modern line technology, we have a ‘Spectre’ copolymer nylon, camouflaged in colour and with a strength and suppleness that has perhaps never been seen in game angling before. Sure to become the line of choice for any river or light-line stillwater specialists. 
Exhibiting all the benefits of modern day fluorocarbons, the advanced technology has specifically identified and enhanced the characteristics required for the perfect, tough, high quality line demanded by today’s progressive fly fisher. XS Fluorocarbon has every feature one needs for the best subsurface, low visibility leader material. 
Features 
21st century premium quality 100% fluorocarbon 
Low stretch and water absorption for the ultimate in consistent performance 
High knot strength to diameter ratio 
Super fine and low refractive index for truly minimal visibility in all light and water conditions 
Silky smooth with superb knot strength 
Excellent abrasion resistance and low memory 
Strong yet very supple for superior presentation. 
Snowbee XS Flurocarbon - Clear
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
100M 
15930 
0.15mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15931 
0.17mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15932 
0.19mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
15933 
0.21mm 
7lb / 3.2kg 
3X 
15934 
0.23mm 
8lb / 3.6kg 
2X 
15935 
0.25mm 
10lb / 4.5kg 
1X 
15936 
0.28mm 
12lb / 5.5kg 
0X 
15937 
0.35mm 
15lb / 6.8kg 
02X 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
100M 
15930 
0.15mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15931 
0.17mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15932 
0.19mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
15933 
0.21mm 
7lb / 3.2kg 
3X 
15934 
0.23mm 
8lb / 3.6kg 
2X 
15935 
0.25mm 
10lb / 4.5kg 
1X 
15936 
0.28mm 
12lb / 5.5kg 
0X 
15937 
0.35mm 
15lb / 6.8kg 
02X 

XS Copolymer Nylon - Clear 

Completely clear, this material has low stretch but superior in-line and knot strength for excellent presentation and fish holding performance. With great suppleness and low memory this product is ideal for the dry fly angler especially and even suitable as a quality main line to be used with our Kuroshio and Raptor spinning reels. A smoother, softer, stronger, clear leader material than we have ever had before. 
Features 
Ultra low diameter » Fluorocarbon coated 
High knot strength 
Super supple, with low memory for excellent presentation 
Colourless for low surface visibility 
Low stretch for maximum impact resistance. 
Snowbee XS Copolymer Nylon - Clear
Completely clear, this material has low stretch but superior in-line and knot strength. 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
100M 
15910 
0.12mm 
2.5lb / 1.1kg 
7X 
15911 
0.14mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15912 
0.16mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15913 
0.18mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
15914 
0.20mm 
7lb / 3.2kg 
3X 
15915 
0.22mm 
8lb / 3.5kg 
2X 
15916 
0.24mm 
10lb / 4.5kg 
1X 
15917 
0.26mm 
12lb / 5.5kg 
0X 
15918 
0.30mm 
15lb / 6.8kg 
02X 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
100M 
15910 
0.12mm 
2.5lb / 1.1kg 
7X 
15911 
0.14mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15912 
0.16mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15913 
0.18mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
15914 
0.20mm 
7lb / 3.2kg 
3X 
15915 
0.22mm 
8lb / 3.5kg 
2X 
15916 
0.24mm 
10lb / 4.5kg 
1X 
15917 
0.26mm 
12lb / 5.5kg 
0X 
15918 
0.30mm 
15lb / 6.8kg 
02X 
The knot and break strength exceeds all expectations and the stretch and suppleness provide a unique product, rarely experienced before. Whether fishing fine dry fly tippets, or LRF of the shore, this material could provide the best solution yet for unmatched tippet performance and stealth, coupled with the ultimate in presentation. 
Features 
Ultra soft and supple for drag free presentation 
Medium stretch for sensitivity and superb knot strength, combining to give the maximum ‘break off’ resistance 
Camo coloured to break down profile and provide ultra stealthy presentation 
Low memory and amazing strength for the ultimate leader/ tippet performance 
High abrasion resistance. 
15921 XS ‘Spectre’ Copolymer Nylon - Camo
Blending effortlessly with its environment - the knot and break strength exceed all expectations
...to a link or a fly. A conventional tucked half blood knot, not a tremendously reliable but simple knot in itself, is far better than a non-tucked version which may slip and is not recommended. With the exceptional 'stretch properties' of Stealth leader, some knots may slip and ease apart or cause friction and weaken them. Tied suitably however, this material is superb and designed to be used not necessarily as a hook length but primarily as a leader make up for extra supple presentation and shock absorption enhancing presentation and performance. 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
50M 
15921 
0.12mm 
2.5lb / 1.1kg 
7X 
15922 
0.14mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15923 
0.16mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15924 
0.18mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 
Model 
Diam. 
B.S. Test 
X-Rating 
50M 
15921 
0.12mm 
2.5lb / 1.1kg 
7X 
15922 
0.14mm 
3.5lb / 1.6kg 
6X 
15923 
0.16mm 
5lb / 2.3kg 
5X 
15924 
0.18mm 
6lb / 2.7kg 
4X 

Leader Systems 

The Snowbee Leader System is the result of many years development, steadily tweaking the range to provide the perfect leader for any fishing situation. 
All too often in fly fishing, the importance of a good leader is over-looked. The ‘business end’ provides the final presentation and makes the difference between success and failure. Fish don’t care how much you paid for your fancy rod or reel; if they can see the leader, or the presentation is poor, they’ll ignore your fly... simple as that! The Snowbee Leader System is the result of many years development, steadily ‘tweaking’ the range, to provide the perfect leader for any fishing situation. 

Knotted, Tapered French Leaders 

Available in two models, both tied using top quality copolymer, including camo coloured for extra stealth and elasticity, when using ultrafine tippets and extensions. 
KFL-12 12ft French style Knotted tapered, short 'Indicator' leader 
Nymph/ Dry Fly, interchangeable 
A 6-section, 12ft 6ins leader, tapering from a 0.55mm butt end, with a perfection loop, to clear 0.15 (approx, 4.1lb BS) at the tip. The first 4 sections use a high-elasticity, camo finish nylon, with a perfection loop at the tippet end, to which a 5th, 15cm section of Hi-Viz orange 'indicator' is attached. The final tippet length of clear. 0.15mm 4.1lb mono is then attached to the indicator and both can easily and quickly be changed or extended. 
KFL-16 16ft French style Knotted tapered leader 
Nymph/Duo/Dry Fly 
A 6-section 16ft tapered leader, tapering from a perfection loop finished butt end of 0.55mm Camo, down to 0.10 (approx 2.4ls BS) clear mono at the top. The first 4 sections use high-elasticity, camo finish nylon, with the final 2 tip sections are in clear mono. 
 
FL9 Fluorocarbon Leaders 
We all know the advantages of Fluorocarbon as a tippet material. Our new range of tapered Fluorocarbon leaders combine the benefits of fluorocarbon, with the convenience of a tapered leader. These 9ft leaders are ideal to assist presentation and turnover whether Stillwater or river nymph fishing, especially in crystal clear waters with extended fluorocarbon tippets. 
 
Available in 9ft lengths 
B.S. : 3lb, 5lb, 6lb & 8lb 
 
ML Monofilament Leaders 
A range of top quality tapered Monofilament Leaders, using our super strong, low diameter copolymer nylon material. The 9ft leaders have a long taper and short tippet for easy turn over, ‘ready to go’ general use, whilst the new range of ‘Camo’ coloured leaders are designed specifically for dry fly and light nymph fishing, especially in enclosed situations where a ‘stealth’ approach is all important. 
 
Available in 9ft lengths 
B.S. : 2.4lb, 3.2lb, 4lb, 6lb, 8lb, 10lb & 14lb 
ML Monofilament Leaders
Model 
Type 
X-rating 
Tip Diameter 
B.S. 
 
ML-9 
Standard 
0X - 7X 
0.28mm - 0.10mm 
2.4lb - 14lb 
ML-9 'Camo' 
Camo 
4X - 7X 
0.18mm - 010mm 
2.4lb - 6lb 
Model 
Type 
X-rating 
Tip Diameter 
B.S. 
 
ML-9 
Standard 
0X - 7X 
0.28mm - 0.10mm 
2.4lb - 14lb 
ML-9 'Camo' 
Camo 
4X - 7X 
0.18mm - 010mm 
2.4lb - 6lb 
MLSS Heavy Butt Salmon & Saltwater Leaders 
These specialist 10ft monofilament leaders have a heavier butt section to minimise hinge point, when turning over large flies. 
 
Available in 10ft lengths 
B.S.: 10lb, 12lb, 16lb & 20lb 
Monofilament Knotted Leaders with Droppers 
A range of knotted, tapered leaders with tied droppers. Ideal for lure, nymph or wet fly fishing, for trout, grayling, sea trout and all styles of fly fishing. With a stepped taper, these leaders turn over teams of flies neatly every time. 
 
Available in: 
12ft length with 1 dropper at 9ft 
up to 
18ft lengths with 2 droppers at 10 & 14ft 
 
Monofilament Knotted Leaders with Droppers
Model 
Lgth 
X-Rating 
Dropper 
B.S 
 
ML12-5X-1 Drop 
12ft 
5X 
1 dropper @ 9ft 
4.1lb 
ML15-4X-1 Drop 
15ft 
4X 
1 Dropper @ 10ft 
6lb 
ML15-3X-1 Drop 
15ft 
3X 
1 Dropper @ 10ft 
8lb 
ML18-4X-2 Drop 
18ft 
4X 
2 Droppers @ 10 & 14ft 
6lb 
ML18-3X-2 Drop 
18ft 
3X 
2 Droppers @ 10 & 14ft 
8lb 
Model 
Lgth 
X-Rating 
Dropper 
B.S 
 
ML12-5X-1 Drop 
12ft 
5X 
1 dropper @ 9ft 
4.1lb 
ML15-4X-1 Drop 
15ft 
4X 
1 Dropper @ 10ft 
6lb 
ML15-3X-1 Drop 
15ft 
3X 
1 Dropper @ 10ft 
8lb 
ML18-4X-2 Drop 
18ft 
4X 
2 Droppers @ 10 & 14ft 
6lb 
ML18-3X-2 Drop 
18ft 
3X 
2 Droppers @ 10 & 14ft 
8lb 
PCL Poly-Coated Leaders Trout 
The smooth tapered Polymer coating over a supple monofilament core make the Poly-Coated Leaders an extension of your fly line. This superb range of leaders has a neat welded loop at the butt end with a monofilament tip, which can be tied directly into your tippet. The Thermo-plastic coating gives a silky smooth surface finish and a superb, controlled turnover and presentation. 
 
Length: 5ft Trout (12lb B.S) 
Density: Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink, Fast Sink 
 
Length: 10ft Trout (16lb B.S.) 
Density: Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink, Fast Sink 
PCL Poly-Coated Leaders Trout
Model 
Length 
Density 
B.S. 
 
PCL 
5ft 
Floating / Intermediate / Slow Sink / Fast Sink 
12lb 
PCL10 
10ft 
Floating / Intermediate / Slow Sink / Fast Sink 
16lb 
Model 
Length 
Density 
B.S. 
 
PCL 
5ft 
Floating / Intermediate / Slow Sink / Fast Sink 
12lb 
PCL10 
10ft 
Floating / Intermediate / Slow Sink / Fast Sink 
16lb 
PCLS Salmon Poly-Coated Leaders 
A superb range of salmon leaders, constructed in the same way as the Trout PCL’s. Gives a superb, controlled turnover and delicate presentation of small to medium sized salmon flies - For larger flies simply trim to the desired length (starting at the tip). Available in a range of densities to suit a wide range of fishing situations and are the perfect addition to our 3-D Spey line system, Scandinavian-Spey Lines and Switch Lines. 
 
Length: 16ft Salmon / Saltwater (24lb B.S) 
Density: Floating, Intermediate 
 
Length: 14ft Salmon / Saltwater (24lb B.S) 
Density: Slow Sink, Fast Sink, Super Fast Sink 
Model 
Length 
Density 
B.S. 
 
PCLS 
16ft 
Floating / Intermediate 
24lb 
PCLS 
14ft 
Slow Sink / Fast Sink / Super Fast Sink 
24lb 
Model 
Length 
Density 
B.S. 
 
PCLS-16 
16ft 
Floating / Intermediate 
24lb 
PCLS-14 
14ft 
Slow Sink / Fast Sink / Super Fast Sink 
24lb 
PCLS Salmon Poly-Coated Leaders
BL Braided Leaders 
A superb range of Braided Leaders, providing excellent turnover and delicate presentation. Finished with a neat loop at both ends. 
 
Available in: 5ft B.S. 18-20 lbs. 
 
Density: Floating, Intermediate, Slow Sink, Fast Sink 
 
 
MLC Micro-Loop Connectors 
To compliment our current range of standard braided loop connectors, a new range of Micro-Loops, allowing quick and easy attachment to fly lines. Made from a double layer of premium braided nylon, with a thin wall, silicone sleeve, to lock them in place. 
 
Available in two sizes: 
MLC-T4 Trout - approx 20lb BS - Pack of 4 
 
 
MLC-T4  Micro Loop Connectors
MLC-T4 Trout 
MLC-S3 Salmon - approx 30lb BS - Pack of 3 
 
 MLC-S3 Salmon
MLC-S3 Salmon 
Micro-Loop Shooting Head Junction Kit 
A quick and easy way to rig and change Shooting Heads, or Multi-Tips. The kit contains 2 of our Micro-Loop Connectors, plus one 4" long Loop Connector, so the whole head can be easily passed through, for 'loop to loop' connections. 
 
MLSHJ-S Salmon - approx 30lb BS 
Model 
Colour 
B.S 
 
MLC-T4 NEW 
Clear 
20lb 
MLC-S3 NEW 
Clear 
30lb 
MLSHJ-S NEW 
Clear 
30lb 
Model 
Colour 
B.S 
 
MLC-T4 NEW 
Clear 
20lb 
MLC-S3 NEW 
Clear 
30lb 
MLSHJ-S NEW 
Clear 
30lb 
Micro-Loop Shooting Head Junction Kit
LC3 Loop Connectors 
The simple way to attach leaders to flylines. Pack contains 3 finished loops, with silicone tubing, ready to attach direct to your fly-line. Our new design features un-glued splices, which makes them softer and more pliable, avoiding those stiff glued sections, which cause hinge-points. Now you can simply add as much or as little glue, to simply secure the loop, as you wish. 
 
Also available is a lightweight model (LC3-L) for lighter line weights. 
 
Available in: Clear, Clear Lightweight, Hi-Viz, Salmon Clear 
LC3 Loop Connectors - Hi-Viz LC3 Loop Connectors - Clear
Model 
Colour 
Density 
 
LC3 
Clear 
 
LC3-L 
Clear 
Lightweight 
LC3-HV 
Hi-Viz 
 
LC3-S 
Salmon Clear 
 
Model 
Colour 
Density 
 
LC3 
Clear 
 
LC3-L 
Clear 
Lightweight 
LC3-HV 
Hi-Viz 
 
LC3-S 
Salmon Clear 
 

Tuf-Line 4ORCE® Super-Braid 

A new 4-carrier super-braid to set the standard other braids will be judged against. 
Bringing this level of quality control into the manufacture of Fishing Braid ensures every spool is totally consistent and fault free… the end result is undoubtedly the best quality Super- Braid on the world market. 

Tuf-Line 4ORCE® 

Tuf-Line 4orce combines ‘cutting-edge’ raw materials and state-of-the-art American braiding technology to deliver incredible strength and abrasion resistance to all of your fishing techniques. 4orce utilises the very latest 4-carrier braiding technology, to provide the ultimate performance, coupled with enhanced abrasion resistance. Its small diameter and extreme sensitivity amplifies every strike and minimal stretch drives hooks deep. 4orce braid is the maximum strength choice for all your fresh and saltwater fishing. 
New 4-Carrier braiding technology 
Ultimate strength » Extreme sensitivity 
Maximum abrasion resistance 
Small diameter » Smooth and round 
Tuf-Line 4ORCE is available in either Moss Green or Hi-Viz Yellow 
Bulk spools of 2500yds available to order. 
 Tuf-Line 4ORCE®
Tuf-Line 4Orce™ Super Braid 
Diam. 
B.S. 
Length 
 
Length 
 
0.03mm 
4.5kg / 10lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.06mm 
6kg / 14lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.08mm 
7kg / 15lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.10mm 
7kg / 16lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.15mm 
10kg / 23lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.20mm 
12kg / 27lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.28mm 
17kg / 37lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.31mm 
25kg / 54lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.33mm 
28kg / 61lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.41mm 
35kg / 76lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
Diam. 
B.S. 
Length 
 
Length 
 
0.03mm 
4.5kg / 10lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.06mm 
6kg / 14lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.08mm 
7kg / 15lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.10mm 
7kg / 16lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.15mm 
10kg / 23lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.20mm 
12kg / 27lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.28mm 
17kg / 37lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.31mm 
25kg / 54lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.33mm 
28kg / 61lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 
0.41mm 
35kg / 76lb 
125yds / 115m 
300yds / 275m 

Tuf-Leader 

Tuf-Leader 
Armoured Tuf-Leader is manufactured from a continuous Spectra® fibre core with a fine braided stainless steel outer sheath. Tuf-Leader is softer, thinner and stronger than conventional wire leaders with no memory, which gives a more natural action to the fly or lure. This added flexibility means Tuf-Leader can be knotted, doing away with bulky crimps and if the leader is kinked, it can be easily straightened by pulling through the fingers, as you would a mono leader. 
 
Sizes: 5kg, 8kg, 12kg, 25kg and 45kg breaking strains 
Lengths: 5m spools 
Tuf-Leader
Tuf-Leader knotable wire... the perfect leader for any ‘toothy-critter’! 
B.S. 
Length 
 
5kg 
x 5m spools 
8kg 
x 5m spools 
12kg 
x 5m spools 
25kg 
x 5m spools 
45kg 
x 5m spools 
B.S. 
Length 
 
5kg 
x 5m spools 
8kg 
x 5m spools 
12kg 
x 5m spools 
25kg 
x 5m spools 
45kg 
x 5m spools 

Braided Dacron Backing Line 

Braided Dacron Backing Line 
Our braided Dacron backing line is a top-quality, low diameter backing made from 100% Polyester Dacron fibres. The low diameter and near zero stretch, coupled with the range of sizes and colours, make this an ideal backing line for all requirements, whether Trout, Salmon or Saltwater. For those wanting longer lengths, our 100m spools come packed 5 to a box, joined or we have bulk 1,250m spools. 
 
Sizes: 20lb B.S. (Trout) & 30lb B.S. (Salmon) in 100m spools or 1,250m bulk spools 
Colours: White or Hi-Viz Yellow 
Diameter: 20lb 0.38mm; 30lb 0.43mm