Professional Custom Leaders

HOW TO RIG FOR TARPON

Capt. Bruce Chard gives you the quick version of his custom leader for Tarpon using Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament and Professional Series Fluorocarbon.

Learn why tying your own leader helps deliver perfect presentations to catch more Tarpon and view the diagram below to try it out on your own.

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament
Hatch Professional Series Fluorocarbon Shock Tippet

Need more information? Watch the WHOLE ENCHILADA version HERE.

 


HOW TO RIG FOR PERMIT

Capt. Bruce Chard gives you the quick version of his custom leader for Permit using Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament and Professional Series Fluorocarbon.

Learn why tying your own leader helps deliver perfect presentations to catch more Permit and view the diagram below to try it out on your own.

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament
Hatch Professional Series Fluorocarbon

Need more information? Watch the WHOLE ENCHILADA version HERE.

 


HOW TO RIG FOR BONEFISH

Capt. Bruce Chard gives you the quick version of his custom leader for Bonefish using Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament and Professional Series Fluorocarbon.

Learn why tying your own leader helps deliver perfect presentations to catch more Bonefish and view the diagram below to try it out on your own.

 

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament
Hatch Professional Series Fluorocarbon Salt Tippet

 

Need more information? Watch the WHOLE ENCHILADA version HERE.

 


 

TYING YOUR OWN LEADER VS BUYING

ProStaff CAPT. BRUCE CHARD explains why TYING YOUR OWN LEADER creates the perfect taper for casting a fly in ANY saltwater fly fishing situation.

Learn the advantages of tying your own custom leader vs buying pre-made.

 

 


HOW TO TIE A BLOODKNOT

Hatch ProStaff CAPT. BRUCE CHARD demonstrates his technique for TYING A BLOODKNOT.

Follow these steps to make a knot that will hold strong in a knockdown, drag ‘em out fight with the baddest fish in your local water.

 

 


HOW TO TIE A BASS SURFACE FROG LEADER

Hatch ProStaff MIKE SCHULTZ of SCHULTZ OUTFITTERS demonstrates his technique for TYING A BASS SURFACE FROG LEADER.

 

 

MATERIALS USED:

HATCH Med/Soft Saltwater Monofilament

HATCH Fluorocarbon Saltwater Tippet


MONO vs FLUORO

Hatch ProStaff CAPT. BRUCE CHARD explains the different qualities of MONOFILAMENT vs FLUOROCARBON and when to use them in a saltwater fly fishing leader.

 


HOW TO TIE A SWIM FLY LEADER

Hatch ProStaff MIKE SCHULTZ of SCHULTZ OUTFITTERS demonstrates his technique for TYING A SWIM FLY LEADER for SMALL MOUTH BASS.

 

MATERIALS USED:

HATCH Fluorocarbon Leader Material
HATCH Fluorocarbon Saltwater Tippet


HOW TO TIE A PERFECTION LOOP

Hatch ProStaff CAPT. BRUCE CHARD shows how he ties a PERFECTION LOOP KNOT quickly and securely. It’s an ESSENTIAL knot to know for connecting any CUSTOM LEADER to the fly line.

Watch the video below to learn his technique and try it out for yourself.

 


HOW TO RIG A DEEP SINK FLY LEADER

Hatch ProStaff MIKE SCHULTZ of SCHULTZ OUTFITTERS demonstrates his technique for TYING A DEEP SINK FLY LEADER for BASS.

 

MATERIALS USED:

HATCH Fluorocarbon Saltwater Tippet


 

WHY QUALITY MATERIALS MAKE QUALITY LEADERS

Hatch ProStaff CAPT. BRUCE CHARD shows what QUALITIES to look for when selecting quality LEADER MATERIAL and WHY IT MATTERS.

 


HOW TO RIG A BASIC SURFACE LEADER

In this week’s video, Hatch Outdoors ProStaff CAPT. VAUGHN PODMORE shows how to rig a BASIC SURFACE LEADER for fly fishing BARRACUDA, BONITA & YELLOWTAIL

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament
Hatch Professional Series Fluorocarbon Salt Tippet


HOW TO TIE A BASIC BIMINI TWIST

In this week’s video, Hatch ProStaff Capt. Vaughn Podmore shows us how to tie a BIMINI TWIST and explains its application.

 


HOW TO RIG SINKING FLY LEADERS

In this week’s video, Hatch Outdoors ProStaff CAPT. VAUGHN PODMORE shows how to rig 2 types of SINKING FLY LEADERS.

The first with applications for PELAGIC, YELLOWTAIL, BARRACUDA, BONITA, & TUNA, and the second for CALICO BASS

SINKING FLY LEADER – PELAGIC SPECIES:

YELLOWTAIL, BARRACUDA, BONITA & TUNA

SINKING FLY LEADER – CALICO BASS

MATERIALS USED:

HATCH Fluorocarbon Saltwater Tippet


HOW TO RIG A STEELHEAD SWUNG LEADER

In this week’s video, Hatch Outdoors ProStaff MIKE SCHULTZ of Schultz Outfitters advises on a species-specific leader for Steelhead.

He shares his custom build for Steelhead and why it works.

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch Professional Series Med/Soft Monofilament

Hatch Professional Series Fluorocarbon Salt Tippet

 


BASIC SINKING LINES

In this week’s video, Hatch Outdoors ProStaff CAPT. VAUGHN PODMORE tells us which lines he prefers for

fishing CALICO BASS, BARRACUDA, BONITA & YELLOWTAIL.

 

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch 300 Grain All Water Sinking Line

Hatch 350 Grain All Water Sinking Line

Hatch 500 Grain All Water Sinking Line

 


HOW TO RIG LOOP-IN FLY LINES

In this week’s video, Hatch Outdoors ProStaff CAPT. VAUGHN PODMORE talks about loops at the end of fly lines.

 

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch Professional Series Med/Soft Monofilament

Hatch Fly Lines

 


 

HOW TO RIG A STEELHEAD VERTICAL NYMPH LEADER

Hatch ProStaff MIKE SCHULTZ of SCHULTZ OUTFITTERS demonstrates his technique for RIGGING A STEELHEAD VERTICAL NYMPH LEADER.

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch Professional Series Med/Soft Monofilament

Hatch Professional Series Fluorocarbon Salt Tippet

Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament

 


HOW TO RIG FOR REDFISH

In this week’s video, Hatch Outdoors ProStaff CAPT. GREG MOON gives us the down & dirty insight on his favorite way to rig a REDFISH leader.

Based in Louisiana, Capt. Moon is an expert in catching these huge fish off the coast.

 

MATERIALS USED:

Hatch Professional Series Med/Hard Monofilament

Hatch Professional Series Fluorocarbon Leader Material

 


HOW TO TIE A NON-SLIP LOOP KNOT

Hatch Outdoors ProStaff CAPT. GREG MOON shares his insight on the Non-Slip Loop Knot, aka the ‘Lefty-Loop,’ & why and when to use it.

 

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Stay tuned for NEXT WEEK’s video on TAILING REDFISH.