A t £18.99 for 100 yards, the Orvis Grand Max Riverge is certainly not the cheapest
flurocarbon on the market but there are situations when it will significantly increase
your chances of catching fish. In gin clear water during the summer months, leader
choice can be almost as important as fly choice. The right fly on leader that is
too thick will not catch as many fish as a different fly on much thinner leader.
The Riverge allows you to use a low diameter leader without sacrificing the breaking
strain. For fishing nymphs and buzzers this can be crucial and can be the difference
between blanking and catching.
The table below illustrates the strength the Riverge has compared to the diameter.
Breaking strain (lb)
If you are looking for a leader which you can fish with confidence that won't suffer
from smash takes then you should try the Orvis Grand Max Riverge. I often fish small
buzzers with the 9.5lb line and take plenty fish on the method. The ability to use
small flies with strong leader adds another dimension to your fishing arsenal and
it will put more fish on the bank for you.