How Long Do Prepackaged Leaders Last?

Phil Monahan fields a follow-up to his piece on prepackaged leaders. “How long,” a reader asks, “will those unopened, pre-packaged leaders last in my vest or gear bag? That depends on the leader, Phil notes, but your vest is probably the worst place to store them.

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  • Sayfu

    Can’t we just use a hand pull test on the tippets to determine if the leader is good?  Tie on a fly, and pull on it to determine if it is good?  If it isn’t, or if there is any question, but it back, and tie on a new tippet, maybe flouro.