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Select the desired specifications for your leader and press "Find leaders" to look up suggestions.

Quick use

Using the form above you can ask LeaderCalc to caculate and show you a number of leader formulas meeting your selected criteria.
You can read more about this new tool here.
Leadercalc currently contains 2703 leaders, so there are enough to choose from.

Below you see a couple of randomly selected leader formulas. Click on the name, category or other elements to see more.

Randomly selected: Harry Murray's Smallmouth Normal

Category: Name-Specific Formulas
NameSectionsTippetLengthLineFormula

4X - 9.5'
Show all variations

84X
0.0070"
9.5'4-7wt.
38" of 0.0210
19" of 0.0190 (07X)
6" of 0.0170 (05X)
6" of 0.0150 (03X)
6" of 0.0130 (01X)
6" of 0.0110 (0X)
6" of 0.0090 (2X)
25" of 0.0070 (4X)

Randomly selected: Schweitzer's Dry, Windy Conditions

Category: Dry Fly Leaders
This leader is made to turn over a dry fly a bit easier in windy conditions while still allowing for enough slack for floating a dry fly in tricky currents.
Add more tippet to accommodate a longer drift pattern (similar to Harvey slack).
NameSectionsTippetLengthLineFormula

7X - 7.0'
Show all variations

57X
0.0040"
7.0'4-6wt.
29" of 0.0190 (07X)
24" of 0.0150 (03X)
8" of 0.0110 (0X)
6" of 0.0070 (4X)
17" of 0.0040 (7X)