texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Kingnutin, elisepeda, 603bass, MDWesttex, fatdad74
109175 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 89,998
hopalong 78,901
Pilothawk 77,369
John175® 69,687
JDavis7873® 67,392
Derek 🐝 61,601
Tritonman 58,356
LoneStarSon® 54,782
Mark Perry 54,421
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics775,254
Posts12,974,810
Members109,175
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Bullet Proof Leaders #12701756
04/03/18 03:46 PM
04/03/18 03:46 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,543
Bryan, Texas
H
hook-line&sinker Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
hook-line&sinker  Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
H

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,543
Bryan, Texas


>)));> Wishin' I was Fishin' <;(((<



Check out FishTales @ http://www.theeagle.com/blogs/fish_tales/

Any good friend will bail you out of jail but your best friend will probably be in there with you! wink
Re: Bullet Proof Leaders [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12702395
04/04/18 05:15 AM
04/04/18 05:15 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 171
K
kaboboom Offline
Outdoorsman
kaboboom  Offline
Outdoorsman
K

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 171
Nice instruction and well designed set-up. I've never done much with braided line, but recently, I've figured out how to twist mono. It's different than the other vids I've seen where you have to "free hand" manage the running line ends ...I couldn't do that (sort of because it's hard to free up either hand)...my attempts would get all twisted up...find each other, etc. Braid is different than mono...once you twist mono and remove the torque, it relaxes twisted. The other change I've made is I don't like a loop connection to tippet so my end section is single strand. I also cut the last double stranded butt section and twist that together to minimize midsection knots. Mine are only three sections...single, double, and quadruple captured with a Kreh Leader knot. I can make them to almost any length since I'm not limited to the length of a jig. I tried my way once with braid...it didn't work very well, again, because braid doesn't form a "natural" amount of twists like mono, at least when done by hand. Not the greatest instruction vid, and I'm doing something quite a bit simpler, so I hope it's worth sharing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ar5Tp1pSQ&t=34s

Last edited by kaboboom; 04/04/18 05:16 AM.
Re: Bullet Proof Leaders [Re: hook-line&sinker] #12704253
04/05/18 09:50 AM
04/05/18 09:50 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,543
Bryan, Texas
H
hook-line&sinker Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
hook-line&sinker  Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
H

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,543
Bryan, Texas
I will add that these leaders using braid last a lifetime. I have never had one break or come apart. I fly fish mostly for bass so I can't say whether my leaders are appropriate for line-shy fish like trout. I suspect in situations where accurate casting is required the better a leader lays out the better it is for those conditions.


>)));> Wishin' I was Fishin' <;(((<



Check out FishTales @ http://www.theeagle.com/blogs/fish_tales/

Any good friend will bail you out of jail but your best friend will probably be in there with you! wink
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2