Scientific Anglers Absolute Fluorocarbon Tapered Leader

Item No.: F18427

Product Details

Product Details

The Scientific Anglers Absolute Fluorocarbon Tapered Leader is the leader for fly fishermen of all techniques and styles! Scientific Anglers made this leader with proprietary copolymer blends that drastically reduce water absorption while maintaining an impressive abrasion resistance and clarity.


The fluorocarbon material of the leader helps to hold optimal suppleness for high knot strength when compared to other leaders on the market. The tapered butt diameter makes this leader perfect for common flies. No matter your style or technique, the Scientific Anglers Absolute Fluorocarbon Tapered Leader will quickly become your new favorite leader!

  • 100% fluorocarbon for stealthy presentations
  • Taper and butt diameters adapted per size to perfectly match common flies
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Length: 9 ft.
  • Water Type: freshwater, saltwater
  • Species: bass, bonefish, permit, steelhead, trout
  • Qty. per Pack: 1
Size Tippet Diameter Butt Diameter Test
7X 0.004 in. 0.019 in. 2.5 lbs.
6X 0.005 in. 0.019 in. 3.5 lbs.
5X 0.006 in. 0.021 in. 4.6 lbs.
4X 0.007 in. 0.021 in. 6.7 lbs.
3X 0.008 in. 0.021 in. 8.4 lbs.
2X 0.009 in. 0.022 in. 9.5 lbs.
1X 0.010 in. 0.022 in. 11.8 lbs.
0X 0.011 in. 0.022 in. 13.4 lbs.

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Can Use for Steelhead


I've been using the 2X and 1X versions for steelhead in smaller tributaries with split-shot sinkers and bead head flies. Does the job. The smaller ends are strong and supple enough to make streamers and nymphs move in the water. My blood knots hold when I tie smaller S/A fluoro tippet onto them, too. They've been worth their weight.