These tapered leaders are intended for use on streams and rivers with pocket water where short casts are needed for precise placement and drag free drifts. These leaders are 7’6″ long and have looped butts so they are easy to use.
Use 3X for big nymphs and small streamers. The 4X leader is ideal for nymphs and large dry flies down to size #12. The 5X leader is our number one choice for use in the Smokies where #14-16 flies are used so commonly.
The 3X size is perhaps the best all round leader any angler can have. It will handle large nymphs and small streamers. Add a couple of feet of our Bear Tuff 5X tippet and you have a longer, finer leader for larger streams and smaller flies.