One of your first questions is probably what is the difference between a fly fishing leader and tippet. In the simplest terms, the leader is the main clear material that is connected to the end of your fly line. This will be a material that is usually a fairly heavy weight where it attaches to your fly line (the butt section) and will taper down in weight/thickness to the point where the tippet attaches. If you are familiar with conventional fishing methods, the leader is pretty much the same as the fishing monofilament used on your spinning or casting reel.
The materials that fly fishing leader and tippet are made of are of two main types: monofilament and fluorocarbon. These two types of materials coincide primarily with the type of fishing you are doing. I won’t get into all of the technical details between what monofilament is and what fluorocarbon is. There are a few main differences between the two.
You can see there are pros and cons to each different type of fly fishing leader and tippet material. Cost keeps many from trying the benefits of fluorocarbon. Each does a great job when you are out on the water though.
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