The REEL Fly Fishing Flat Butt tapered leaders represent the next generation of tapered leaders for fly fishing. Utilizing innovation materials and polymers as well as a refined taper construction allows the FINESSE range of leaders to bring your fly presentation to a completely new level.
Reduction in the overall weight of the leader was a key factor in the design, by combining a rounder section at the tip and butt with that of a flat middle section resulted in the perfect balance. The flat section has a very low “side” profile allowing for much lower friction while casting (slices through the air on its thinnest edge), however this same thin sections’ other side is flatter and much wider which increases the surface area while lying on the waters meniscus. The leader will always naturally straighten due to the way that the large side grips onto the waters meniscus, giving you a straighter more accurate presentation when compared to regular tapered leaders.
Flatt butt tapered leaders are the ultimate for dry flies with their increased energy transfer and fly turnover.
The yellow section on selected models aid in sighting your leader when using extremely small patterns.
Length(feet) | 9′ to 15′
Ratings available | 3X – 6X
Strength (lbs) | 5 – 2.5
Colours | yellow & clear | clear