These tapered leaders are our first choice for most big rivers and large streams where anglers have plenty of casting room. This means our large tailwaters like the Hiwassee and Watauga Rivers and bigger mountain streams like Little River and Tellico River. These leaders are 9′ long and have looped butts to make them easy to use.
Use 4X for dry flies and nymphs down to size#12.
Use 5X for dry flies and nymphs down to size #16.
The 6X leader should be used for small dries and nymphs #18 or smaller. These are particularly useful on our tailwater rivers.
4X – 6 lb test
5X – 5 lb test
6X – 3.5 lb test