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Straight 'n' Soft Leaders (light grey & clear tip)

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Tracked EU & Worldwide shipping

x Length Butt Diameter Tip Diameter Linear
test
(kg)
Linear
test
(LB)
Butt Colour 5' Tip Colour 4'
6x 9' 0.41mm 0.12mm 1.80 4.10 Light Grey Transparent
5x 9' 0.51mm 0.16mm 2,70 6.00 Light Grey Transparent
4x 9' 0.55mm 0.20mm 3.22 7.10 Light Grey Transparent
3x 9' 0.59mm 0.24mm 4.17 9.20 Light Grey Transparent
2x 9' 0.60mm 0.26mm 5,08 11.20 Light Grey Transparent
1x 9' 0.61mm 0.30mm 5.85 12.90 Light Grey Transparent
0x 9' 0.62mm 0.32mm 6.30 14.10 Light Grey Transparent

1 leader per pack. 9' 2 tone, anti coil, anti shine leaders designed to deliver your fly perfectly straight.

Typically, tapered leaders are extruded using the factories existing tapers. This creates a leader that has an absurdly thick butt section with very little taper. Then, it drops like a stone to a very wispy, thin tip section. The result is an unbalanced tapered leader. They tend to coil badly and lay like a spring. Also, most tapered leaders are very shiny, transmitting light along their length like fluorescent tubes.

We redesigned the machines that extrude our leaders. It meant our tolerances were much tighter. Then we designed a taper using the same triangle taper principles we use in our fly lines. We fixed the imbalance of thick butt section and thin tippet. This creates the perfect turnover. Then we added a microsphere silica to the surface which created a super soft, dull surface. Finally, we made the 5' butt section a very delicate subtle grey colour to stop light reflecting off the thickest part. The last 4' tip section is left transparent creating the very best situation for attaching either your fly or tippet to the end.

Finally, a truly thought out tapered leader for fly fishing.

  • Extra limp, dull colour, dead straight leaders
  • No more coily, spring like, shiny thick fish scaring leaders!
  • Use nail knots for attaching to non looped fly lines
  • Use water knots to attach tippet

What it's for

  • Using alone or combined with Hybrid tippet
  • Dries and nymphs
  • Presenting the fly straight
  • Preventing light reflecting off the leader

      Fly Rod Warranty

      This guarantee is limited to the Original Purchaser and is not transferable to future owners. If during 3 years of the original purchaser, the rod should break or fail, for whatever reason, simply return the rod, invoice, sales receipt, or proof of purchase and we will replace the rod or damaged/faulty part by return.

      If within the first 36 months from the date of purchase the failure is due to a manufacturing fault or material defect, then our normal manufacturer’s guarantee will apply and the rod or part will be replaced free of charge, with the relevant handling/postage fee returned. Fees will apply if the failure was due to user error.

      Should the rod in question be discontinued it will normally be replaced with a new model up to a similar value, or there is the option to ‘trade up’ to a rod of a higher value, by paying the handling/postage fee, plus the difference in value between the two models. Please note however, that in the case of discontinued models, if purchased in a clearance sale, the maximum value covered by this guarantee is the price paid and not the original RRP.

      UK  

      Fly Rods : £25
      1-3 Days Tracked Courier

      Everything Else : £4.85
      1-2 Days Signed

      EU  
      Fly Rods : £25
      3-5 days tracked (some countries can be longer)

      Everything Else : £9
      3-5 Days Tracked or Tracked & Signed (some countries can be longer)

      Rest of World
      Fly Rods : £35
      7-10 days Tracked Courier (some countries can be longer)

      Everything Else : £13
      7-10 Days Tracked or Tracked & Signed (some countries can be longer)

      Note 

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 90 reviews
      93%
      (84)
      4%
      (4)
      1%
      (1)
      0%
      (0)
      1%
      (1)
      M
      M.S.

      Straight 'n' Soft Leaders (light grey & clear tip)

      D
      D.M.
      Tippets

      Excellent line

      F
      F.L.
      S'n'S leaders

      Hello all and everyone from Norway!

      I haven't been able to fish with these leaders too much yet, but I've got about 20 days, so about a hundred hours or so.

      I tried a few different things,
      1: didn't stretch it, that resulted in it working like a leader from most other companies after they have been stretched.

      2: stretched it, it lays straight and it works rather nice through the wind.

      3: I didn't come with a perfection loop, so had to make it myself. The knot holds surprisingly well, it doesn't curl up near the loop from pulling it together

      4: nail knot, it makes the leader be what it's supposed to be. That slim and perfect nail knot gives a new meaning to flyfishing for those who hasn't tried it.

      In the beginning I had a feeling, oh shit, is this gonna hold up with carp and trout? BUT, it most certainly does. And I really enjoy using it, especially since it can be spooled on a tiny reel over a week without having to stretch it again compared to others.

      The only thing I want Sunray to consider is to make a tippet for the 6X also. I'm hunting 1-3kgs trout with 6X and a 2wt glass, so it would be really great with a new tippet size also. Btw, I'm using Sunray tippets also

      Best regards,

      Frank

      a
      a.p.
      straight n soft

      Does what it says on the "tin" lovely presentation and turnover . Perfect for reducing micro drag by casting an Ariel mend when using small flies .

      m
      m.|.

      excellent products

      D
      D.T.
      A little goes a long way

      You may think you’ve cleaned your line but amazing how much crap appears on the tissue / cloth when pulled through a little lineslik . Line then rattles out like a good ‘un .

      S
      S.W.
      Straight n soft leaders

      Used for nymphing techniques does what it says would purchase again

      R
      R.N.
      Straight Line and a Soft Landing

      We all know and have seen our leaders land in a 'clump' with a heck of a 'Splash' spooking any fish in the vicinity. Something we don't want to happen.
      How did I guarantee! a soft landing time after time after time?
      the answer is so very simple 'Buy the proper product of course, Sunray's Straight 'n' Soft Leaders (light grey & clear tip) from the online store another first class product from Sunray that actually works! You might buy yours from a tackle dealer or make your own! But be assured you can only get this modern leader which makes catching more fish, less drop offs and is much kinder to the fish, guaranteeing your sport for another catch and release day. There is only 'one' right way when it comes to fly fishing! That way is the 'Sunray' price is very favourable too! try it yourself. If you want truly straight and soft landings that does not spook fish take a look at the details on the net www.sunrayflyfish.com

      B
      B.B.
      Excellent!

      Have used them before. Soft and very little memory a good bit of kit.

      F
      F.L.
      Straight & soft leaders

      Glass and graphite rods, 2wt glass, 4wt glass and 4wt graphite.

      5X and 6X leaders, awesome! Bought six of each during the last sale, and they are just as good as those I bought last year.

      Easy to tie on a perfection loop, if that's your preferred choice. I just knotted up two for tomorrow's trip.

      Please let me know, Tom, if you suddenly have the leaders available in 12-15' range also.
      My 2wt is 6', and I love casting it with a leader+tippet between 12-18'

      Please also let me know if you suddenly start selling the hybrid tippet in 7X to knot up the 6X leader a bit.

      Cheers, mate!

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 90 reviews
      93%
      (84)
      4%
      (4)
      1%
      (1)
      0%
      (0)
      1%
      (1)
      M
      M.S.

      Straight 'n' Soft Leaders (light grey & clear tip)

      D
      D.M.
      Tippets

      Excellent line

      F
      F.L.
      S'n'S leaders

      Hello all and everyone from Norway!

      I haven't been able to fish with these leaders too much yet, but I've got about 20 days, so about a hundred hours or so.

      I tried a few different things,
      1: didn't stretch it, that resulted in it working like a leader from most other companies after they have been stretched.

      2: stretched it, it lays straight and it works rather nice through the wind.

      3: I didn't come with a perfection loop, so had to make it myself. The knot holds surprisingly well, it doesn't curl up near the loop from pulling it together

      4: nail knot, it makes the leader be what it's supposed to be. That slim and perfect nail knot gives a new meaning to flyfishing for those who hasn't tried it.

      In the beginning I had a feeling, oh shit, is this gonna hold up with carp and trout? BUT, it most certainly does. And I really enjoy using it, especially since it can be spooled on a tiny reel over a week without having to stretch it again compared to others.

      The only thing I want Sunray to consider is to make a tippet for the 6X also. I'm hunting 1-3kgs trout with 6X and a 2wt glass, so it would be really great with a new tippet size also. Btw, I'm using Sunray tippets also

      Best regards,

      Frank

      a
      a.p.
      straight n soft

      Does what it says on the "tin" lovely presentation and turnover . Perfect for reducing micro drag by casting an Ariel mend when using small flies .

      m
      m.|.

      excellent products

      D
      D.T.
      A little goes a long way

      You may think you’ve cleaned your line but amazing how much crap appears on the tissue / cloth when pulled through a little lineslik . Line then rattles out like a good ‘un .

      S
      S.W.
      Straight n soft leaders

      Used for nymphing techniques does what it says would purchase again

      R
      R.N.
      Straight Line and a Soft Landing

      We all know and have seen our leaders land in a 'clump' with a heck of a 'Splash' spooking any fish in the vicinity. Something we don't want to happen.
      How did I guarantee! a soft landing time after time after time?
      the answer is so very simple 'Buy the proper product of course, Sunray's Straight 'n' Soft Leaders (light grey & clear tip) from the online store another first class product from Sunray that actually works! You might buy yours from a tackle dealer or make your own! But be assured you can only get this modern leader which makes catching more fish, less drop offs and is much kinder to the fish, guaranteeing your sport for another catch and release day. There is only 'one' right way when it comes to fly fishing! That way is the 'Sunray' price is very favourable too! try it yourself. If you want truly straight and soft landings that does not spook fish take a look at the details on the net www.sunrayflyfish.com

      B
      B.B.
      Excellent!

      Have used them before. Soft and very little memory a good bit of kit.

      F
      F.L.
      Straight & soft leaders

      Glass and graphite rods, 2wt glass, 4wt glass and 4wt graphite.

      5X and 6X leaders, awesome! Bought six of each during the last sale, and they are just as good as those I bought last year.

      Easy to tie on a perfection loop, if that's your preferred choice. I just knotted up two for tomorrow's trip.

      Please let me know, Tom, if you suddenly have the leaders available in 12-15' range also.
      My 2wt is 6', and I love casting it with a leader+tippet between 12-18'

      Please also let me know if you suddenly start selling the hybrid tippet in 7X to knot up the 6X leader a bit.

      Cheers, mate!