The Umpqua Red Hot Power Taper is a 10ft tapered indicator leader that comes in a range of breaking strains/tapers. It claims to be the only tapered leader that has a 24in vivid red indicator built into it. The first three feet of the leader (the butt) are milky white in colour, followed by the 2ft red indicator, with the remaining five feet tapering down to the relevant breaking strain. The beauty with this leader is that it can be used for both nymphing and dry-fly work without the need for any real major changes when switching between the two methods. I’ve had the chance to use this a few times over the last few months. The leader did need a bit of a stretch to take the kinks out but after a short period of use these disappeared. The contrast between the red and white is useful when fishing to help determine the depth your flies are fishing at to aid bite detection in different light situations. Tippet can be added for those who wish to fish a longer leader. A good product, which now forms part of my river armoury.
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