This Simple Tip Can Help You Catch More “Leader-Shy” Fish
Do you fish in high-pressure areas?
If you do, the fish can be really spooky, skittish, or “leader shy.”
It makes sense, as they’ve probably seen many baits and lures attached to a leader, and they probably have even had some bad experiences with them!
Now, no leaders are completely invisible in the water, but there is one trick that you can do to get your leaders even more invisible so that you catch more fish.
It works with all types of leaders, only takes a few seconds, and doesn’t require any extra tools.
Want to see what that trick is?
Watch the video below.
Simple Trick For A More Invisible Leader [VIDEO]
If you’re dealing with spooky or skittish fish that are leader shy, you’re going to need to do all that you can to get those fish to think your bait or lure is food.
If you look at the photo at the top of this post, you’ll notice that the leader coming off of the spools is still coiled and reflecting a lot of light.
Here’s the trick to reduce that light reflection: stretch and pull your leader tight.
This will reduce the coils and light reflection, helping your leader be more invisible to fish.
It also makes your leader a little thinner.
As for which leader to use, I’ve been using 20 lb Berkley Vanish fluorocarbon for most of my inshore fishing.
It’s softer than many other brands of leader, which seems to help it hold up to abrasion well.
The high-pressure fishing areas are fished a lot for a reason: there are lots of fish there!
If you want to still catch fish in these areas, you need to stack the odds in your favor, and one way to do that is to use the most stealthy equipment.
Stretching your leader before you use it can reduce coils, and therefore reduce light reflection.
Have any questions about this tip?
Have any other tips for making your fishing leaders more stealthy?
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