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Maxima Chameleon Monofilament Leader Material

Description

Maxima Chameleon Monofilament Leader Material features Maxima's tough, high durability finish for exceptional abrasion resistance. Popular for use in both freshwater and saltwater environments, this line has the unique property of changing hues to match the color of the surroundings, for invisibility in water that is muddy or lightly stained.

Maxima Chameleon Monofilament Leader Material is great for use as fly fishing leader material as well as a general leader material for a wide variety of conventional uses. This line features a stiff formula, harder than Maxima Ultragreen and Maxima Clear leader materials.

Specifications
Maxima Chameleon Monofilament Leader Material
Specifications
Test
(lbs.)
Diameter
(in.)
Spool Size
(yds.)
2 (6X)0.00527
3 (5X)0.00627
4 (4X)0.00727
5 (3X)0.00827
6 (2X)0.00927
8 (1X)0.01027
100.01227
120.01327
150.01527
200.01727
250.02027
300.02217
400.02417
Reviews
Review Summary
4.6
( 38 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.97%
Reviewer Profile:   Avid Fisher (20), Professional (3), Advanced (2)
Pros
Easy To Handle (19)
Strong (15)
Good For Variety Of Fish (10)
Easy To Store (6)
Looks Realistic (3)
Cons
None (2)
stiff (2)
none (2)
Best Uses
Fresh Water (15)
Butt end of fly leaders (3)
Deep Water (2)
Building Leaders (2)
Salt Water (2)

Quite' Sneaky' Easy presentation, Extends nice with no backlash
Verified
Buyer
Lake City' MI 49651
About Me:
none
Rigging your fly Rod depending on game 'Is a quest for the ultimate combination. I'ts really a lot like golf, It can't be truly perfected And all you can do is research and adjust to a condition that changes hourly' depending on stream versus pool, Spawning and waiting for tide to do their dance of love.
Pros: Easy To Handle
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
The right stuff
Southern California
About Me:
none
I use it for my own custom made fly fishing leaders. The stiff springy material makes a great butt section for my leaders
Pros: Stiff springy leader butt material
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly fishing leader butts
Leader review
Verified
Buyer
Jackson.NJ
About Me:
Advanced
Love it great leader building
Pros: Strong, Good knot strength
Cons: To stiff for tippit
Best Uses: Making Leaders
Review
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
Good strong knots great for leader building
Pros: None Specified
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Stiff
Verified
Buyer
About Me:
Not Specified
Seems stiffer than the Ultragreen, which makes no sense. Otherwise, I'd go with a Flourocarbon leader over this anyday.
Pros: None Specified
Cons: stiff
Best Uses: None Specified
great leader builder material
Verified
Buyer
Wisconsin
About Me:
Advanced
Great for building leaders for dry fly fishing and also for streamer leaders.
Pros: stiff and durable for butt material
Cons: None Specified
Best Uses: None Specified
Great stuff!
Verified
Buyer
Rochester, NY
About Me:
Not Specified
I have recently begun to tie my own leaders for salmon, browns and steel head. I asked my local fly shop owner what he uses when he guides on the salmon river. You guessed it...Maxima Chameleon. It's great to work with and the strength is unparalleled.
Pros: High strength, Knot strength, affordable
Cons: none
Best Uses: None Specified
The only leader I use
Verified
Buyer
WA
About Me:
Not Specified
This the best and it has been that way for over 20 years for me. It has never failed
Pros: Great product
Cons: N/A
Best Uses: All types of fishing
First time user
Verified
Buyer
Zionsville, IN
About Me:
none
I tied all my leaders for the first time for a recent trout fishing trip. Leaders performed extremely well especially handling big dry flys and multiple fly nymph rigs.
Pros: Great to work with
Cons: None
Best Uses: Butt end of fly leaders
great stuff
Verified
Buyer
georgia
About Me:
none

building my own leaders for fly fishing and the maxima chameleon is perfect.

Pros: durable, Knot strength
Cons: none
Best Uses: stepping down sizes building tapered leaders
Best Leader Material I've used
Verified
Buyer
Duluth, MN
About Me:
none

I like to use this for the butt section of my fly fishing leaders. It is stiffer than they green and carries the fly out better with less tangles. It is very abrasive resistant.

Pros: abrasive resistant, stiff, durable
Cons: stiff
Best Uses: Butt end of fly leaders
Maxima Chameleon Monofilament Leader Mterial
Verified
Buyer
North Carolina
About Me:
none

Very good product; have used it for years with satisfaction

Pros: Strong
Cons: none
Best Uses: Building Leaders
why use anything else
Verified
Buyer
NY
About Me:
none

Maxima is tough- ties great knots-holds shot nicely- best leader material for non-fluorocarbon tippet

Pros: none
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Good Quality Material
Verified
Buyer
Cumming, GA
About Me:
Beginner
I am trying to learn to make my own leaders. This seems to work well.
Pros: Strong, Easy To Store, Looks Realistic
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Excellent tippiet maxima
Verified
Buyer
Michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I use as tippet for fly fishing using a 4 weight rod for trout!
Pros: Irresistible to Fish, High strength, Easy To Handle
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fly fishing
Best for making trout leaders
Verified
Buyer
Northeast OH/Northwest PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Maxima chameleon it most useful for making the butt and mid sections of trout, bass, and steelhead leaders. Use Ultragreen for the mid and tippet sections.
Pros: Strong, Easy To Handle
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
long tome favorite
Verified
Buyer
Otis, Maine
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Use this leader summer and winter. good knot strength. nice and stiff. Use this ice fishing and as a leader for trolling steamers and for use with my dodger to tie on tag lures.
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Knot strength, Strong, Easy To Handle
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Trolling, Ice Fishing
Maxima Chameleon leader material
Verified
Buyer
Santa Cruz, CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Maxima is essential for building any type of fly leader.
Pros: Strong, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle
Cons: none
Best Uses: Butt end of fly leaders
Easier to Handle
Verified
Buyer
New York
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Easy handling and a great visible color when tying knots.
Pros: Strong, Looks Realistic, Easy To Handle
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Some of the best leader available
Verified
Buyer
Lincoln University, PA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I've found Maxima leader to be very strong yet extremely easy to handle and knot. If tying your own leaders, like I do, then I highly recommend using the Chameleon leader in the butt section and UltraGreen in the front section.
Pros: Strong, Easy To Handle
Cons: none
Best Uses: Deep Water, Fresh Water
Passed some on to a friend who liked it.
Verified
Buyer
Cranston, RI
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Excellent for building specific hand made tapered leaders
Pros: Easy To Handle, Strong
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great stuff
Mountains of Pa.
About Me:
Professional
I have used Maxima leader material for 10 yrs now. As a fly guide. Nothing beats this stuff. Price, ease of use, toughness. It has it all.
Pros: Strong, Supple
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
maxima leader is the only leader we use
Verified
Buyer
michigan
About Me:
Avid Fisher
We only use maxima leader for steelhead fishing. Hands down the best there is.
Pros: Strong
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
outstanding leder material for fly fishi
Verified
Buyer
so california
About Me:
Avid Fisher
the best I have found for fly line tippet
Pros: Easy To Handle, Easy To Store, Strong, Irresistible to Fish, Good For Variety Of Fish
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Great Tippet
Verified
Buyer
Manchester, VT
About Me:
Avid Fisher
great tippet - excellent knotting and knot strength
Pros: Easy To Handle, Good For Variety Of Fish
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Saved a lot making my own tapered leader
Verified
Buyer
Hollidaysburg, PA.
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Always thought making your own tapered leaders was time consuming and wouldn't be as strong as a manufactured tapered leader. I was wrong in both cases. With this material and a blood knot tool, it doesn't get any easier. Will end up saving well over a $150.00 making my own and produce twice as many with this material. I can change tippet strenghts as needed right on the stream.
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish, Couldn't be easier, Easy To Store, Easy To Handle, Strong
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
great leader for the $$$
Verified
Buyer
NJ
About Me:
Avid Fisher
great leader material at a great price
Pros: Easy To Store, Easy To Handle
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Maxima tippet 5x
Verified
Buyer
Lancaster ,CA
About Me:
Avid Fisher
The line has a great color ,but seems to lack the strength of other 5x tippet material, such as the "RIO POWERFLEX" wich has a 5LB test, compared to a 3LB test.
Pros: Good line color
Cons: Lacks the strength
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Great leader
Verified
Buyer
cleveland, oh
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Great leader material
Pros: Easy To Handle, Strong
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Best tippet at twice the price
Verified
Reviewer
Erie
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Been using for 7 years (ultragreen). Tried others, nothing comes close for the price.
Pros: Strong, Easy To Handle, Good For Variety Of Fish, Good stretch
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Great Line!
Verified
Buyer
Manistee, MI
About Me:
Casual Fisher
Blends in real well with the waters that I fish, very durable.
Pros: Easy To Handle
Cons: None
Best Uses: Fresh Water
why spend extra cash
Verified
Buyer
Cleveland OH
About Me:
Avid Fisher
been using Maxima leader for 5 yrs. strong knots, easy to use, fish can't see it
Pros: Easy To Handle, Good For Variety Of Fish
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Maxima Tippet spools - Ultra green
Verified
Buyer
northumberland, pa
About Me:
Avid Fisher
I purchased the Maxima Tippet Material to fish for salmon and brown trout in Ultra Green. Last year I could see the fish were moving away from the Maxima chameleom, line shy, so I changed to the clearer maxima to eliminate the possiblilty. It works very well on trout, thus far.
Pros: Easy To Handle, Easy To Store, Good For Variety Of Fish
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Salt Water, Shore Casting
makes the best hand tied leaders
Verified
Buyer
Pembroke Pines, Florida
About Me:
Professional
I tie all my leaders with Maxima. I don't know of any other material that is easier to use,or has the right amount of stiffness to turn over my flys in a strong wind.From the flats in Biscayne Bay to the many S. Florida canals that I fish. Maxima gets the job done.
Pros: Good For Variety Of Fish
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water, Deep Water, Salt Water, Shore Casting
got 4 different weights
Verified
Buyer
ashland city,tn 37015
About Me:
Avid Fisher
use it for steelhead on Salmon River,and for Stripers in Tennessee
Pros: Irresistible to Fish, Good For Variety Of Fish, Easy To Handle, Looks Realistic
Cons: none
Best Uses: Fresh Water
Great Leader
Verified
Buyer
Ohio
About Me:
Professional
I use Ultra Green in 4,5 And 6# and out fish guys useing florocarbon leaders all the time.Very strong for diameter.
Pros: Fish Don't Escape
Cons: none
Best Uses: none
Really works!
Verified
Buyer
Buffalo, NY
About Me:
Avid Fisher
This is a material that I use in the mid sections of building Steelhead Leaders. I disappears in water!
Pros: Easy To Handle, Blends with water color
Cons: none
Best Uses: Building Leaders
Best leader material
Verified
Buyer
cleveland Ohio
About Me:
Avid Fisher
Simply put, the standard and still the best leader material. Great buy, and quailty product.
Pros: Great deal, Easy To Store
Cons: No elastic retainer
Best Uses: Building your own leaders
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