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Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders

The first advance in leader technology in years. Exclusive Orvis Hy-Flote is a specially formulated nylon material with a chambered core that provides more buoyancy than traditional extruded nylon materials, enhancing fly control, casting ease and stealth. Guiding a dry fly through fast-moving water and tricky currents is easier because the material is less likely to be pulled underwater. Picking the line off the water takes less effort and subtlety, enhancing casting ease for novices, and is quieter, improving stealth for novices and experts alike. Particularly effective for skating caddis, hoppers or big attractors. Ideal when used with Mirage Tippet for the best of both worlds—a butt section you can control with a nearly invisible, very strong connection to the fly. Perfect for spring creeks and tricky currents. In pale olive. Sizes: 0X,1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X.
Average Customer Rating:
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders
Review 1 for Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Only this one,
December 24, 2011
By: flyfishing24
from NJ
"Never use another leader then this one. Is just perfect and always have couple of these in my vest's pocket."
Review 2 for Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome!,
September 13, 2011
By: NGAflyfisher
from N. GA
"floats high and drag-free much easier through faster currents!"
Review 3 for Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Get a great float,
August 11, 2011
By: MNChef
from Saint Paul, MN
"I think these are good when you have to do a lot of line mending--you still get a good float. They don't seem to turn over as good as the Mirage, but on a stream with several seams these are best for dries."
Review 4 for Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
dissapointed,
July 7, 2011
By: FUFU
"The packages that were sent are due to expire in six months. When I tried to get fresh replacements I was told there weren't any and NO ONE knew if there would be"
Review 5 for Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very impressed,
March 30, 2011
By: unfamousfly
from Stirling, Scotland
Good Value: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Appearance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Was recommended these leaders by a world famous fly fishing angler, primarily for using with NZ style set ups.
I fish these with a micro ring on the end to attach a flourocarbon or co polymer tippet section with or without the nymphs under the dry fly. I am hugely impressed with the turn over and presentation offered by these leaders and am totally won over to them. Just need to buy more weights for use in heavier situations. I have used them in both river and stillwater situations with great results.
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Review 6 for Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fine Product,
July 14, 2008
By: Massimo
"I enjoy fishing soft hackled wet flies and I have found a Hy Flote leader to be excellent for fishing wets a few inches below the surface. Combine this leader with a couple of feet of Mirage tippet and it will keep the fly within a foot of the surface with no need to grease the leader. Saves time and the messiness of floatant."
Review 7 for Orvis Hy-Flote™ Tapered Leaders
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
to fish the lily pads or not,
October 12, 2007
By: DMichaels
from Wilmington De
"The Orvis Hy-Flote tapered leaders are the bomb for pond and river fishing. If you are fishing poppers or dry flies these leaders make life a little easier. I use them when fishing poppers in lilly pad heavy places and it makes control an easy thing. No worries about your leader sinking under the pads making them hard to backcast. Pickup is a dream with large dear hair poppers because there is no need to try to get your leader up from below the surface... it simply makes pond and river bass fishing a dream."