Dirty Deeks Leader Assembly (The Beefed-Up Tip)
How can you strengthen your leader to target bigger, smarter fish?
How do you assemble the “Dirty Deeks” beefed-up leader?
If you want to strengthen your leader for targeting larger fish, then check this out!
Learn more below!!
Dirty Deeks Leader Assembly [VIDEO]
The Dirty Deeks Leader will strengthen your leader using lighter line to catch bigger fish.
You combine two sections of leader to form the Dirty Deeks.
The top section attached to your braided line is going to be lighter than the shorter, beefed-up tip.
Most of the abrasion and damage to your line will happen close to the lure down at the end of your leader.
This is due to the tough mouths of snook and tarpon or the fangs of a trout.
The lighter section of line is to cause less vibrations and friction in the water that a fish may be able to sense.
To assemble the Dirty Deeks, it is best to use a #20 line for the lighter, longer leader attached to a #30 heavier leader tip tied onto the lure.
This setup will increase the amount of big fish that strike your lures and will better help you land them.
It can increase strikes because they won’t be able to feel the vibrations of the lighter section of leader as much.
As far as landing more fish, the tip of the leader is stronger which helps against line abrasion.
Assembling The Dirty Deeks Leader
In order to tie the braided line to the first, lighter leader, you can use whichever knot you prefer but a very effective knot is the FG Knot.
The FG Knot has proven to be the strongest knot for braid-to-monofilament connections after many knot strength tests.
The monofilament leader should be around 18-24 inches.
For tying the mono-to-mono knot, a Blood Knot works best.
It is a streamlined knot that will not alert a fish or snag any weeds as it moves through the water.
In a previous knot contest, the Blood Knot beat out the Double-Uni Knot in both strength and sleekness.
As far as the beefed-up tip, 6-8 inches of a heavier line is preferred.
If after catching a few fish the line starts to fray, you can cut the shorter leader in half.
And if the shorter beefed-up tip frays even more, you can cut it off and retie a new business end.
You get a lot more bang for your buck and you won’t have to constantly retie the FG Knot.
The Dirty Deeks rig was created by Capt. Peter Deeks to catch trophy fish with live bait, however, it can be applied to fish with artificial lures.
If you are fishing in an area with lots of snook, this leader assembly will help you reduce abrasions and land that fish of a lifetime.
A beefed-up leader will save you lots of hassle in assembly and it will help you land more trophy fish!
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