Leaders


Leader Selection At Golden Fly Shop

The last component of a fresh fly line setup is the right leader. We choose to offer leaders from Scientific Angler for their high durability, knot strength and low visibility for stealthy presentation. And since the packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, Scientific American is helping to keep the environment we fish in beautiful and pristine. Versatile for all kinds of fishing, from dry flies to nymphs and more, Scientific Angler leaders at Golden Fly Shop are an affordable, quality choice.


How To Select The Right Leader For Your Setup

The best way to select a leader is according to the size and weight of the fly you're looking to cast. A good rule of thumb is to take the size of the fly, divide by three, and that gives you the thickness or "X number" of a tippet or leader that'll serve you well. For example, a size 12 fly will be well suited by 4X leader. If you need any additional help, just give us a call and speak with one of our knowledgeable associates!


Why Choose Golden Fly Shop?

Stock up for your next fly fishing excursion at Golden Fly Shop! With all the latest gear from the top brands like Patagonia, Fishpond, G. Loomis, Hatch, Yeti, Scientific Anglers and many more, we're your one-stop shop for the finest fly fishing equipment and accessories. Speak with our knowledgeable product experts to find what you need for the most successful day on the water.

Order online, or stop by our location at 710 Golden Ridge Rd. #110, Golden CO 80401. Located just off 6th Avenue near the intersection of I-70 and C-470, Golden Fly Ship is always a convenient stop on your way into the mountains. We open at 6:00 A.M. on the weekends to get you geared up!