Maxima Chameleon Monofilament Leader Material

33 Reviews
$3.79 to $4.79
Item No.: F10002
$3.79 to $4.79


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.

Test (lb.)Diameter (in.)Spool Length (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
10/17/2012 12:00:00 am

why use anything else

by rusty -

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

1/24/2013 12:00:00 am

Maxima Chameleon Monofilament Leader Mterial

by norma -

Very good product; have used it for years with satisfaction

4/7/2013 12:00:00 am

Best Leader Material I've used

by leifjohn -

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.

9/18/2013 12:00:00 am

The only leader I use

by Gman -

This the best and it has been that way for over 20 years for me. It has never failed

12/13/2013 12:00:00 am

Great stuff!

by PJohn -

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.

4/1/2014 12:00:00 am

great leader builder material

by BoB -

Great for building leaders for dry fly fishing and also for streamer leaders.

4/15/2014 12:00:00 am


by Lou -

Seems stiffer than the Ultragreen, which makes no sense. Otherwise, I'd go with a Flourocarbon leader over this anyday.

3/29/2015 12:00:00 am

Great for most fly fishing

by Chase

I have used this for over 40 years of flyfishing for everything from permit & mahimahi to crappie& catfish.Its abrasion resistance is far superior to most leaders (try it against coral) and strength is legendary.Stiffness may be a bit too much for some who use very light tippets regularly for dries (clear or UG seem less stiff v. chameleon).It forms blood knots better than most other material.Cheap & effective!

4/23/2019 12:00:00 am


by icflies

I use maxima chameleon for all my leaders, this is a great product from 25lb to 2lb.

10/8/2009 12:00:00 am

Great Line!

by BPFotog -

Blends in real well with the waters that I fish, very durable.

2/8/2008 12:00:00 am

Great Leader

by treefrog -

I use Ultra Green in 4,5 And 6# and out fish guys useing florocarbon leaders all the time.Very strong for diameter.

1/24/2008 12:00:00 am

Best leader material

by jb423 -

Simply put, the standard and still the best leader material. Great buy, and quailty product.

12/22/2009 12:00:00 am

Great leader

by matt the tyer -

Great leader material

7/26/2011 12:00:00 am

Some of the best leader available

by Ken -

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.

7/5/2011 12:00:00 am

Passed some on to a friend who liked it.

by Ollie -

Excellent for building specific hand made tapered leaders

5/4/2011 12:00:00 am

Great stuff

by Forest

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.

10/15/2009 12:00:00 am

Best tippet at twice the price

by FMP

Been using for 7 years (ultragreen). Tried others, nothing comes close for the price.

12/22/2009 12:00:00 am

Maxima tippet 5x

by m,souza -

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.

11/4/2011 12:00:00 am

Easier to Handle

by GlobalJoe -

Easy handling and a great visible color when tying knots.

1/28/2008 12:00:00 am

Really works!

by Willy -

This is a material that I use in the mid sections of building Steelhead Leaders. I disappears in water!

2/11/2008 12:00:00 am

got 4 different weights

by steeliestarter -

use it for steelhead on Salmon River,and for Stripers in Tennessee

2/14/2012 12:00:00 am

Maxima Chameleon leader material

by Birdsnestfly -

Maxima is essential for building any type of fly leader.

10/13/2010 12:00:00 am

Saved a lot making my own tapered leader

by flytyer -

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.

10/31/2010 12:00:00 am

Great Tippet

by reelangler -

great tippet - excellent knotting and knot strength

2/10/2011 12:00:00 am

maxima leader is the only leader we use

by fishface -

We only use maxima leader for steelhead fishing. Hands down the best there is.