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

Sale price £4.99 Save £0.00

Next day UK shipping
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 

      We send you;

      • An order confirmation email
      • A shipping confirmation email with tracking information
      • If you leave your phone number at checkout we can send you sms notifications on your delivery

      Check your junk folder and mark Sunray as not spam. Thanks.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 81 reviews
      93%
      (75)
      5%
      (4)
      1%
      (1)
      0%
      (0)
      1%
      (1)
      F
      F.L.E.
      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!

      J
      J.B.
      6x Gossamer light spider silk

      Just received recent order including these fabulously supple leaders. Uncoiled straight out of the packet and ‘cast’ it in the kitchen. Landed straight and as gentle as spider silk floating at dawn. Why 6x? There’s a max 4lb leader on the trout beat I mostly fish but these leaders seem more than capable of handling a fight or a heavy fish or more likely an Alder leaf 🍃 in my case.

      R
      R.R.
      Hybrid tippet

      Excellent service, quality product and wpuld recommend this company

      k
      k.i.f.
      Topp😊👍🏻

      Topp😊👍🏻👍🏻

      E
      E.
      Incredible

      Just purchased a couple of the straight and soft leaders and they are without a doubt the best ones on the market . No memory , straight and soft as the name suggests!

      T
      T.C.
      Leaders

      Good quality with quick delivery

      T
      T.W.
      Straight 'n' Soft - Lockdown dry casting

      Initial trials on the grass would seem to indicate that Straight 'n' Soft could be the best leaders I have ever purchased.

      J
      J.D.
      Straight n Soft Leaders

      Very happy with price, delivery and quality of the leaders, they work great

      M
      M.H.
      Sort n Straight Leaders

      Super supple leader with great turn over. Really improved drift time on the dries as the suppleness reduces drag. Highly recommended 👏🏼👏🏼👍👍

      T
      T.C.
      Hybrid tippet

      Good quality material with a quick service

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 81 reviews
      93%
      (75)
      5%
      (4)
      1%
      (1)
      0%
      (0)
      1%
      (1)
      F
      F.L.E.
      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!

      J
      J.B.
      6x Gossamer light spider silk

      Just received recent order including these fabulously supple leaders. Uncoiled straight out of the packet and ‘cast’ it in the kitchen. Landed straight and as gentle as spider silk floating at dawn. Why 6x? There’s a max 4lb leader on the trout beat I mostly fish but these leaders seem more than capable of handling a fight or a heavy fish or more likely an Alder leaf 🍃 in my case.

      R
      R.R.
      Hybrid tippet

      Excellent service, quality product and wpuld recommend this company

      k
      k.i.f.
      Topp😊👍🏻

      Topp😊👍🏻👍🏻

      E
      E.
      Incredible

      Just purchased a couple of the straight and soft leaders and they are without a doubt the best ones on the market . No memory , straight and soft as the name suggests!

      T
      T.C.
      Leaders

      Good quality with quick delivery

      T
      T.W.
      Straight 'n' Soft - Lockdown dry casting

      Initial trials on the grass would seem to indicate that Straight 'n' Soft could be the best leaders I have ever purchased.

      J
      J.D.
      Straight n Soft Leaders

      Very happy with price, delivery and quality of the leaders, they work great

      M
      M.H.
      Sort n Straight Leaders

      Super supple leader with great turn over. Really improved drift time on the dries as the suppleness reduces drag. Highly recommended 👏🏼👏🏼👍👍

      T
      T.C.
      Hybrid tippet

      Good quality material with a quick service