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    RIO Bass Leaders
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      RIO Bass Leaders

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    RIO BASS TAPERED LEADER

    Rio's Bass Leaders are designed and built to match the needs of the bass fly fisher. The leaders are made of a medium stiff nylon and have a powerful taper design that will easily turn over large flies, and cope with tough winds. The copolymer material is incredibly tough and abrasion resistant.

    FEATURES

    • Medium-stiff material for turning over larger flies
    • Powerful butt section and taper for great turnover
    • Maximum strength and abrasion resistance
    • 9ft Length
    • Taper (8lb-16lb)

    Ideal For

    • Weighted Streamers
    • Bass Bugs
    • Poppers


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    4.94/5 Stars out of 17 Reviews
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    Verified Buyer
    Perfect for LMB and SMB
    5
    Nathan W (Richmond, VA) | March 17th, 2021
    This leader is perfect for throwing large bass flies. It has a stiff butt section that tapers down to a variety of pound tests. I found the 10 lbs leader to work well with both poppers and streamers on my 6wt for LMB and SMB.
    Verified Buyer
    Strong but Long
    4
    Nick (New York) | February 17th, 2021
    These are great for all bass applications but I’ve found them a bit long for me at 9ft. I tend to cut about a foot or more off and add a blood knot. Not as smooth of a taper but easier turn over for big flies.
    Verified Buyer
    Perfect Leader
    5
    Jacob Ishman (Pennsylvania) | February 5th, 2021
    A bit spendy, but worth it. They turn over the big stuff and you don't pick up as much gunk on knots like you would with a home made leader.
    Verified Buyer
    Great Leader
    5
    Benjamin Schaub (Illinois) | January 5th, 2021
    These leaders do a great job of casting any warmwater patterns, from smaller streamers to big poppers. They've held their own against big smallmouth and the occasional carp.
    Verified Buyer
    Rio Bass Leaders
    5
    Max B (Northern MI) | December 27th, 2020
    These are great quality leaders ready to go. Excellent for poppers and streamers, or any fishing that requires a little more strength in your leader. They also work great for adding tippet as you use more line on the leader.
    Verified Buyer
    Awesome
    5
    Adam K Brayton (OH) | November 2nd, 2020
    This is my "Go TO" leader for largemouth bass. Holds up in lilly pads better than anything I have tried in 10 years!
    Verified Buyer
    Holds up to bass and redfish
    5
    Chris (Louisiana) | July 6th, 2020
    This is my tapered leader of choice for my 7-wt. I use it throwing larger topwater and streamers for largemouth, but also when chasing reds in the marsh. 12-lbs is perfect for both applications. Just add a small shock tippet (20 lbs fluoro) if you're chasing reds over oyster beds.
    Verified Buyer
    Rio leaders
    5
    Jeff Eldreth (VA) | June 5th, 2020
    Very tough leader. Handles feisty smallmouth well. Highly recommend.
    Verified Buyer
    Best bass leaders
    5
    WYATT ANDRESEN (MI) | May 4th, 2020
    I have used many of the warm water/bass, leaders over the years, and these are far the best. they throw big flies really well and are very tough, I recommend pairing them with the rio bass tippit. It makes a great combination for any smallmouth or even largemouth bass fishery.
    Verified Buyer
    Really great!
    5
    Shawn (Alabama) | April 27th, 2020
    These are wonderful leaders but I have to say they work for more than just bass! Very pleased with how these fish.