How To Select And Tune A Leader To Perfection

RIO Products

In this episode of RIO's "How To Fly Fish" series, RIO product designer Chris Walker explains how to select the right leader for multiple trout fishing situations. Chris shows the various RIO leaders that are built for specific applications, and explains precisely why each leader design works.

Chris also illustrates what the "tippet", "taper" and "butt" sections are, and explains why these sections are so important. For a more "DIY" approach, Chris also shows how to take a regular trout leader and tune it for a specific application.

Clearly explained in Chris's easy-going, simple-to-understand style, this is an excellent film for any trout angler, and actually one of our favorite How To films at RIO. You will certainly pick up some GREAT tips from this video.

RIO's "How To Fly Fish" videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need, shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique. These educational films are packed with information and top tips designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of all fly fishers. Each one is bought to you by a RIO employee or a RIO brand ambassador.