While factory pre-formed tapered leaders work great for
some types of freshwater fishing, they don't compare in
any respect to quality hand tied leaders for the saltwater
species of fish.
Being able to present your "Perfect Fly" saltwater flies
properly requires a good tapered leader, irregardless of
the type of fly you are fishing. The leader should be soft
enough to have the proper amount of elasticity in order
to absorb the shock from the sudden surge of a fish, yet
be hard enough to be as resistant to abrasion from the
tough saltwater environment. You cannot land large fish
on frayed leader material or with tangles and wind knots
in your leader or tippet.
You should be able to deliver your flies where you want
them to land. This often makes the difference in
catching fish or not catching fish. Our Perfect Fly
leaders are designed to enable the angler to deliver the
fly precisely where you want it to go. They provide a
strong link between the fly line and the fly. They transfer
energy from the fly line to the fly in a predictable manner.
The Perfect Fly hand tied tapered Saltwater mono
leaders have a large diameter butt section that helps
make a smooth transition from the fly line to the leader.
The midsection gradually tapers down in steps to the
terminal tippet part of the leader that's based on the
particular strength you choose for the species of fish
your pursuing and the fishing conditions. These leaders
transfer energy from the fly line to the tippet smoothly
and turn over all types of saltwater flies.