Tackle Week 2018: The Year's Hottest New Fly-fishing Gear

Tackle Week 2018: The Year’s Hottest New Fly-fishing Gear

2018's Best New Fly Tackle

From the tying bench to the side of the stream, our annual roundup of the hottest new fly-fishing gear

Best Leader Material

Big Nasty Leaders and Tippet
Big Nasty Leaders and Tippet

Big Nasty Leaders and Tippet

Big Nasty is a new abrasion-resistant, medium-stiff nylon leader material designed for casting large, heavy or air-resistant flies, and coping with strong winds. The six-foot leaders have a powerful butt section with a hand-tied loop, and they taper down to 10-, 12-, 16- and 20-pound-test tippets. For anglers who tie their own leaders, the material is available on 30-yard spool in those same four sizes.

Rio Products, 1-800-553-0838; www.rioproducts.com

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