Working our way up from the importance of your salmon hook, we tie right into our number two most important component of your Atlantic salmon fly fishing outfit. Another low cost item of incomparable importance when preparing for your Atlantic salmon fishing trip. Your leader material. Once again we rant on about your salmon leader, the material and how it’s built. The only material permitted is Maxima, why? It never fails! That is a very big boast, and for one not owning any stock in the company it is a risky one. The only thing I have going for me is at the RRL we have never had one fail! The large Atlantics in the Restigouche have put many different types of leaders into the curly, shredded leader burial ground and saved many large Atlantic’s from the hands of a delighted angler. Maxima is the best abrasive leader material and their Chameleon is unparalleled when it comes to abrasion resistance, knot strength, tensile strength and toughness when the salmon is on! Concerning the color worries that some anglers may have, its name is Chameleon, and there is a reason, like in nature a “Chameleon changes its color to blend in with its surroundings. The same is true of this leader material. At the RRL all our leaders are handmade, glued knots ad 100% Maxima. Many are tied in a hybrid version with Chameleon and a clearer Maxima product. Atlantic’s put leaders through a tough test dragging across sharp ledge and digging into a rocky bottom. Remember always consider the type and condition of your leader, where a small cost pays off when fighting a large Atlantic salmon!