Lead the way.

Rio's new Powerflex Plus Tapered Leaders are some of the strongest leaders available, 20% stronger than regular nylon leaders thanks to a unique nylon and copolymer formulation.

  • Nylon and copolymer leader
  • Contains two leaders
  • Perfection loop
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  • Q & A


    Great reliable leader


      Great leader for trout, no complaints. Get it!

      Solid Leader

        This is great leader. It hasnt broken when I am reeling in fish yet. The feel is very nice, and it is easy to cast.

        A Really Nice Leader

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This Powerflex Plus leader is easily becoming my favorite all around leader. It works great for pretty much any type of fly fishing because of how durable, clear, and strong it is. Even though it is a blend of both nylon and copolymer (for extra strength) it still offers quite a soft touch when throwing flies and ensuring you have a delicate presentation. Overall, definitely enjoy the extra strength and durability that it offers over mostly all other leaders, while still being a great all around go to leader for whatever style of fly fishing you are looking to tackle.

        It Works.

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Strong and light.

        Does What You Want it To

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Strong, reliable, and reasonably priced. What more do you need? Got this linked up to a Rio fly line and Rio tippet, although there would be no issue mixing and matching.

        Leading Leader

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This leader is great. It holds up well and is super strong. Comes in a lot of weights so you can typically find the perfect one for the occasion. It's all I use now.

        good stuff

          I use them in all weights .


            I'm using 6x right now with Rio line and tippet, and it holds up very well. No complaints

            Great Product

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            These pair well with Rio tippet. They're very strong and I've never had any issues with them. I carry a variety of sizes with me at all times on the water.

            RIO 2016

              Great tapered leader. Typically go with a 6x and 5x option for the fishing here in UT. If you are going after the monsters, the 4x and 3x are also great to stock up on. Pair this with the RIO Flurocarbon tippet for the ultimate combo.

              Wouldn't trust any other tapered leader!

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              Love this leader, it works great especially for dry fly fishing it presents the fly very nice! It knots very well have never had it rip on me.

              Nice leader

                Gets the job done at a reasonable price. Loop is strong and dependable.

                Standard nylon leader.

                • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

                I prefer these to other nylon leaders mainly due to the fact that they're perfectly clear and don't have a green tint to them. I feel the lack of tint makes them better for tail waters, which we have a lot of here in Utah. They're not as strong as Fluoro, but they get the job done. Plus, they pair well with Rio tippet.