Varivas’ Trout Shock Leader Fluorocarbon Line is an extremely sensitive leader line, perfect for adding to the front of your mainline braided lines when extra abrasion resistance or visual subtlety are needed. This leader line features Varivas Lb. Over rating, which means the line’s break strength is stronger than comparable diameter fluorocarbon lines. This line also features Varivas SP-T and NON coating enhancing its durability by reducing water absorption and providing a tough outer coating to minimize abrasion and scratching of the line.
- SP-T – SP-T is a super tough coating with resin film that covers the surface of the line, reducing water absorption, improving wear resistance and flight distance, and increasing durability.
- Non-Stress Coating –NON (non-stress) coating protects better against water absorption, ultraviolet light, saltwater, and friction. This specialized coating also adds to the strength of the line.
SamB (verified owner) –
Thin, really strong, durable leader material that knots well. Prefer using the alberto knot to connect to braid.
Another must-have from Varivas in my book. For trout fishing I don’t think it can be beat; trout fishing typically means wading, wading typically means not a whole lot of space for tackle. The small, fly tipper-style spools make carrying a few different weights simplistic, and the included keeper band is perfect for keeping a short tag of line snug, but not so tight you cant pull a new leader free. Additionally it features the typical abrasion resistance and knot strength I’ve come to always expect from Varivas.