Simple Trick To Help Strengthen Your Leader (The Business End)
How can you prevent losing a fish because your leader gets worn down by a fish’s mouth or teeth?
Should you just use a heavier or wire leader?
The answer is “The Business End” which is a shorter, stronger leader attached to your existing leader for extra support.
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Simple Trick To Help Strengthen Your Leader [VIDEO]
- Reel: Shimano Stradic FL 3000
- Rod: 7’10 Century Weapon MH Power Fast Action
- Line: 10lb Daiwa J-Braid 8-Grand
- Leader: 20lb leader with 30lb Business End (Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon)
- Lure: Slam Shady 2.0
- Hook: 3/0 Owner Weighted Twistlock Hook 1/8 ounce
- Vessel: Hobie Outback Pedal Kayak
The Business End
An added, shorter end of leader to your line will save your existing leader and keep you from having to constantly re-tie after fighting snook or tarpon.
Leader strength of 20lbs or less is not preferred when targeting snook or tarpon.
These fish have rough mouths and jaws and can easily wear through thinner leader.
Also, your hook placement plays a role because if you hook the fish deeper in its mouth, your line will be rubbing against the jaw more than if it was hooked in its lip.
You can keep your main leader anywhere from 18-24 inches depending on personal preference.
The business end addition to your leader should be no less than 6-8 inches.
A common misconception with this type of rig is that the knot is too close to your lure and it will spook the fish.
Some anglers also feel the different leader sizes are visibly noticeable to a fish.
This is not the case as the lure is still just as effective with the thicker leader line and on top of that you have additional support against the tough mouths of fish.
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