Orvis Mirage Fluorocarbon Trout Leaders, 2-Pack
Item Number: 2A04-72-
- 9′ length, tapered for freshwater trout fishing applications (but you can use it for many other species as well)
- Sinks slightly compared to nylon, perfect for nymphing or throwing large streamers or for your tippet for dry flies
- Pure fluorocarbon
- Refraction index close to water, making this leader nearly invisible to fish
- Superior abrasion resistance
- Outstanding turnover power, the result of patented extrusion taper technology—an Orvis exclusive
Some fluorocarbon leaders are blended with nylon, lessening the benefits of abrasion resistance and low visibility. Pure fluorocarbon the Orvis Mirage Fluorocarbon Leader has the highest abrasion resistance of any leader or tippet, and is virtually invisible to fish. Mirage fluoro leaders are your go to for spring creeks, stillwater, large streamers, or fishing nymphs in clear water. The tapers are better than our preceding Mirage leaders, the main difference being a more gradual taper in the mid-section, which gives you better turnover.
IS DIAMETER IMPORTANT?
You would not think the difference of .001” would matter in fishing, but it does in trout fishing, where you try to make your fly look unconnected and natural. We have all seen instances where 6X worked far better than 5X, even with the same fly, and it has everything to do with the smaller diameter having less influence on the drift of the fly as opposed to visibility. Additionally, a finer diameter tippet has more air resistance and lands with less disturbance on the water. This is not as important in streamer fishing for trout, bass, pike, and saltwater fishing—where the fly is pulled through the water by the angler and a smaller diameter offers only minimal advantages. But in these situations, Mirage Fluorocarbon’s strength and abrasion resistance make it superior.
Shop Staff Notes: The Orvis Mirage Fluorocarbon Leader is a great leader for use when using a tapered leader for nymph fishing or with streamers to spooky trout -like the MO (we use 3X and 4X on the MO). Perfect for fishing to pressured trout -like Land Of the Giants (we use 2X, 3X in LOG). Also an excellent choice for fishing in still waters (lakes and ponds). This is our preferred leader for our Carp fishing! We consider it a must on those spooky goldfish! (We use 0X, 1X and 2X for Carp.) Leaders for just general trout fishing, try the Orvis SuperStrong Plus Leaders. If your doing a lot of nymphing, try our sweet, Thingamabobber Nymph Rig.