PERFORM X Premium Nylon

Brand: Umpqua

The Best Presentation for Your Fly / New Innovation in Leader/Tippet

Presentation matters. 
Many would argue that it is the most important aspect of catching tough fish. And, while we can’t stop you from wading into prime holding water or epically botching your reach cast, we can help you match the right leader/tippet to the right fly and situation. We have assembled a completely new and technically advanced offering of leader and tippet to give you an advantage. Our job is to provide confidence in your angling.

Our network of tyers, guides, and family has been putting these materials through the paces. Tarpon in the keys, steelhead on the OP, dry fly eaters on the Henry’s Fork, and pressured wintertime fish on the South Platte have all been brought to hand with these new innovative materials.



Premium Nylon


Holy Grail combination of strength & suppleness

Perform X delivers the Holy Grail in tippet performance – brute strength and resiliency. Our three-layer construction gives our new nylon unique properties. Our core offers the right blend of strength and suppleness to allow a perfectly dead drifted fly to entice the wariest trout, while a secret blend results in the strength to bring the fish to the net. Our Hydrophobic coating keeps the nylon from absorbing water throughout the day which historically results in weaker knots and overall tinsel strength. Our third layer is a continuous coating that creates smooth, consistent, and reliable material. All of our X rated tippet includes a custom Umpqua ProBand to keep tippet at the ready, right where you left it. We go a step further and our collection of Perform X leaders are built for specific species or different tactics to ensure that you always put your best foot forward.