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Review: Orvis Superstrong Plus Leaders 2 Pack

Published on 07/20/2023 · 3 min readCurated Fly Fishing Experts share their experience with using the Orvis Superstrong Plus Leaders 2 Pack. Note that experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
By Curated Experts Baily Dent and Joseph Smith
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The Curated Take

4.7/5

The Orvis SuperStrong Plus Leaders are ideal for dry fly fishing, from beginners to experienced anglers. These monofilament leaders are near-invisible on water, ensuring stealthy presentations. They feature great knot strength for landing large fish, and their taper design ensures tight loops for precise casting. While not as abrasion-resistant as fluorocarbon, they are more budget-friendly and suitable for top-water applications. With easy-to-use loop to loop connections and a variety of sizes, they offer excellent value, ease of use, and versatility.

Ideal for
  • Great value with the two-pack
  • Perfect for dry-fly fishing
  • Loop-to-loop connection is super easy
  • The retained knot strength is superior to other leaders
  • Built with a taper, this line turns flies over well
Not ideal for
  • Not as durable as fluorocarbon
  • May not be as useful for saltwater applications
Sensitivity
These leaders are perfect for throwing even the tiniest of dry flies to the most discriminating trout. They have plenty of feel, and the taper on them produces tight loops...Read more
Use Cases
The uses for these leaders are endless. They excel at the presentation of dry flies but are great budget friendly options for nymphing and streamer fishing as well for those...Read more
Durability
These leaders are perfect for the delicate presentation of dry flies but they are not my choice when fishing nymphs or streamer patterns as they are not as abrasion resistant....Read more
Visibility
The top reason why I choose to fish the SuperStrong Plus leaders when I am dry fly fishing is that they are almost completely invisible on the surface, and they...Read more
Ease of Use
These leaders are tapered and pre tied with a loop to loop connection that makes changing them up easy. The packets also come with an included knot tying guide and...Read more
Knot Strength
These leaders have great knot strength, and you can fight and land even the biggest fish on these smaller diameter leaders without fear of knot failure or breakage. The knot...Read more

Expert Reviews of the Orvis SuperStrong™ Plus Leaders 2 Pack

 Mono leaders are the way to go for those new to the sport of fly fishing because they are so budget friendly. The Orvis leaders come in two packs which offer a great value compared to other companies that sell them as single leaders. The loop to loop connection, that is pre tied on these, make them very easy to use and if you are new to the sport. There is even a diagram on the back of the packet and inside. These leaders are very strong, stay high and dry, and won't get wet and drag a dry fly down like fluorocarbon does. They are not as abrasion resistant as fluorocarbon, so they aren't the best choice for streamer fishing.
 Freshwater fly fishing anglers would use this leader for most fishing applications. Made to have a high retained knot strength, this leader is designed to not break under stress. Built with a knotless taper, this leader will excel at turning flies over for increased distance and accuracy with casts.

Review Ratings

Sensitivity

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. These leaders are perfect for throwing even the tiniest of dry flies to the most discriminating trout. They have plenty of feel, and the taper on them produces tight loops to deliver your fly precisely in front of that feeding trout, with all the needed finesse to avoid spooking a weary fish.

Use Cases

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. The uses for these leaders are endless. They excel at the presentation of dry flies but are great budget friendly options for nymphing and streamer fishing as well for those just starting out. They are easy to use, beginner and budget friendly, but are still durable and sensitive enough for long standing anglers.

Durability

3/5
 gave 3 of 5 stars. These leaders are perfect for the delicate presentation of dry flies but they are not my choice when fishing nymphs or streamer patterns as they are not as abrasion resistant. If this hangs up on a rock or tree, it is going to be more likely to break than fluorocarbon. But for any top water, dry fly action, this leader is going to be a great choice.

Visibility

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. The top reason why I choose to fish the SuperStrong Plus leaders when I am dry fly fishing is that they are almost completely invisible on the surface, and they don't hold water the way fluorocarbon will which causes my dry fly to sink. If the water is low and clear, or I need less visibility, I size down on the leader, and this is strong enough that I can get away with that and still play and land a very large fish.

Ease of Use

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. These leaders are tapered and pre tied with a loop to loop connection that makes changing them up easy. The packets also come with an included knot tying guide and a diagram to show you how to properly attach them, so you never forget and never end up with a cracked line due to improper leader instillation.

Knot Strength

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. These leaders have great knot strength, and you can fight and land even the biggest fish on these smaller diameter leaders without fear of knot failure or breakage. The knot on these has never failed me, and I have been fishing Orvis leaders exclusively for the past 3 years, and I fish almost daily, so that's a lot of awesome knots.

FAQs

What was your favorite moment with this gear?

I was fishing a limestone creek in central Virginia a few years ago. It's a very technical body of water to fish as it is quite wide and shallow, but then there are these channels about three feet wide that cut into the limestone. The trout sit on either side of these channels, so you have to cast right into the center of these small channels, and they will come out of nowhere and crush your fly. I was fishing this with a 5x super strong leader and a hopper dropper set up, when this pig of a rainbow came out of nowhere and slammed my fly. It was a 15 minute fight to land her, but the SuperStrong lived up to its name, and I was able to bring her to the net.

Why did you choose this product?

Orvis is known for its high quality gear, and their tackle like this SuperStrong leader lives up to that reputation. I also prefer Monofilament leaders when I am dry fly fishing, so that led to choosing this product.

What is the value for the money versus other options?

The Orvis super strong Leaders are a great deal compared to other similar offerings. Most companies like Scientific Anglers sell them individually for about $6 each, so this two pack is a great value. Compared to cheaper options like Courtland, these are far more durable and longer lasting.

What do you love about this product?

These Orvis Super Strong Leaders come in a two pack and are built out of high quality monofilament. These are great leaders for anyone on a budget, as they are almost entirely invisible on the surface of the water. They are also my choice whenever I am dry fly fishing, as they don't absorb water the way fluorocarbon will and won't drag my dry fly down. These come in a whole host of sizes, so that any species imaginable can be targeted on a fly rod. The tapered design of these leaders means they will cast tight loops and unfurl that fly with pin point accuracy in front of the quarry. The loop to loop connection makes attaching these leaders to the floating fly line extremely simple, and the packages even come with diagrams inside.

Baily Dent
Fly Fishing Expert
Joseph Smith
Fly Fishing Expert
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Baily Dent
Fly Fishing Expert
I started fly fishing when I was in my teens with my Grandmother on family trips. Over the last 25 years I have been lucky enough to fish out west in Colorado and Wyoming as well as the Adirondacks in New York. The list of places I hope to go is growing ever longer with New Zealand and Iceland with their meter long Browns at the top of the list! Who wouldn't love to hook into one of those?! ​ I fish daily here in Virginia. Being on the water is such an amazing and soulful experience. I call it my Zen time. You'll find me out fishing anything from Bass on poppers in a farm pond during the summer to mountain streams and Brook Trout, our wild Rainbows and native Browns. If there is water in the central Va region I have most likely fished it with my trusty fishing buddy Jack Russell Terrier Stella in tow. ​ My other passion is Horses and I ride professionally as well as work for The Orvis Company which I love. I love to talk to anglers of all ages and experience levels and enjoy seeing them go out and catch fish. After all, the tug is the drug!
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Joseph Smith, Fly Fishing Expert
Joseph Smith
Fly Fishing Expert
I've been fly fishing my entire life, chasing both fresh and salt water fish! I fish 4-5 days a week! Fishing is my life and the gear I use is a passion of mine! .Consider me your personal guide-let's get the gear you need for your next trip!
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