How To Keep Your Mainline Tangle-Free On A Popping Cork
Are you struggling to reel in a popping cork without getting your line all tangled?
How can you prevent the line from getting wrapped around the cork or around your lure?
If your main line is tangled, then your presentation will be unnatural and unappealing to fish!
Check out how to fix this issue down below!
Tangle Free Popping Cork [VIDEO]
Using braided line is great, but it often catches on things and can easily get wrapped up on your popping cork.
By adding a short butt section of leader before you tie on your popping cork, you can help prevent the braid from getting tangled up in the popping cork system.
To properly tie up a popping cork set up on your line, tie a standard braid-to-monofilament fishing knot.
Knots such as the FG knot work well for this but any knots that combine braid and monofilament will work best.
The section of monofilament leading to the popping cork should be fairly short.
It is important to have a sturdy line that is not very long to maintain stability in the connection between the braid and leader.
For the leader, any monofilament leader equal to or above 40 lbs will provide enough security.
Braided line can get wrapped up in itself and cause major headaches when using a popping cork.
The short stretch of monofilament leading to the popping cork setup is what will prevent any line entanglements.
You want to be sure you have a snug knot tied between the monofilament and the popping cork setup.
There is no reason to use a loop knot because you are trying to limit the amount of movement the leader has in connection with the popping cork.
Some popping corks come with a barrel swivel on the end.
You can remove the swivel and tie direct to the popping cork, however, the barrel swivel helps to prevent further line mishaps and entanglements if secured with a snug knot.
A snug knot is extremely important to provide resistance to the popping cork and keep the main line out of contact with the cork.
- Paradise Popper Popping Cork
- 30lb Stren Magnathin Monofilament
- 15lb Braided Line
- 40lb Ande Monofilament Leader
- Falcon MH 7’6 Coastal Clearwater Rod
- Quantum Smoke Inshore Reel
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