RIOPowerflex Trout Leader - 3 Pack

It happens to everyone.

Face it—sooner or later, you'll be the one who loses a leader in the first 20 minutes of fishing. Be prepared with a RIO Powerflex Trout Leader 3 Pack. The high-performance taper allows you to cast everything from heavy indicator rigs to delicate dry flies with precision and confidence.

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The Leader of the Pack?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I think so. I've been using these leaders almost exclusively since they were introduced 10+ years ago. Consistent, predictable, strong, durable, and a great value. Excellent taper - delicacy if needed, but you can also shoot the sum' B wherever it needs to go. Love the three-pack. Keep on it, Rio.

no complaints

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great leader. I have used all the weights

Industry Standard

    Disclaimer: I do not catch fish

    The only way to fly!!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Rio has been making these Knotless leaders for over a decade now, and they are still the industry standard. When you have a solid fish on the line the last thing that you want to be worried about is your leader, and with Rio that is just one less thing you have to think about. the 7.5' 4x is my trout leader of choice and is perfect for building out a 9' -12' set up. Never hit the river without at least a few spares in your pack

    The only way to fly!!!

    Winner Winner

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Top quality at a good value. Buy a few so you never run out while on the water.

    Great 3-pack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Rio makes incredible products and this is no exception. I like the 3x, 7.5 footers as it is easy to add additional tippet to the end if needed, depending on your situation. i.e. if you need a 6x dry fly set-up, you can add a couple feet of 6x on the. Instead of having a 9ft 6x leader on hand...

    Let Me Tell You About This Three Pack..

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

    Honestly, i cant tell you much because I haven't taken them on the river... BUT, everyone recommends this pack, so i went for it. Ill update once i catch more than a beer on the river...

    awesome leaders

      Great leaders my go to on the river. strong stuff

      Powerflex does no wrong!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      You can obviously pay for flouro leaders that cost more, however, it's a very rare occurrence that you spook fish because your leader was visible (unless it's just too short). I fish with these leaders exclusively and have always found them to be incredibly durable and they roll over well. If you're in stillwater then just add a bit of flouro tippet to the end of these leaders for both invisibility and to lengthen the life of your leader!

      They'll Never Lead You Astray

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have a leader wallet full of RIO. I pair these knotted leaders with RIO Powerflex for dries flies. I keep a leader straightener handy so I can quickly get the kinks ironed out quickly

      THREE PACK ALL THE WAY! I always opt for the three pack - it's more economical than a single leader

      Amazing

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I love these leaders!

      5x leader

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This is the only leader I use. I put it on my 3wt, 4wt, and 5wt. It's very durable.

      Strong and durable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Pairing these leaders with rio power flex tippet has always been my go to. Durable, strong, and sensitive. I mostly fish high alpine lakes and go with a 9 ft 3x for the 5/6 weight Ross setup I use.

      Tippet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      There is tippet, and then there is Rio tippet. I have used RIO Fluorflex Tippet from the start and it has never failed me. Very supple feel. Highly recommended. If you have any questions hit me at 801-523-4075 or email me at borloski@backcountry.com

      Tippet

      Great leaders.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The go to leaders here in utah. 9ft. 5x does the job when fishing dries. great presentation and wont spook the fish.

      Rio Powerflex Leaders

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These leaders work great and hold up to abuse. I tie tippet rings on the end of mine so that they last longer.

      Works Great

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've had nothing but success with these leaders so it's tough for me to argue against them. Stock up!

      Works Great

      Solid leaders

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Got the 3 pack in 3x and it is solid for dry fly fishing or nymphing. Makes knots really well with any size tippet, haven't had it rip on me with a fish on so I can definitely say I trust Rio!

      Great Leaders!

        Great leaders - make sure you add some rio suppleflex tippet to the end to make the 3 pack last a bit longer!

        Simply awesome!

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

        You can't beat the RIO leaders. I personally catch plenty of fish using the powerflex rather than the flouro, so this is my go to. They cast well and hold up to big fish.