Re: Leader building
When I tie perfection loops I always make sure that I pull taut all three sections simultaneously; I put my hemostats in the loop and use my right hand, the tag end i pull with my teeth and the leader portion with my left hand. When I pull the leader portion with my left and the loop section wrapped around the end of my hemostats with my right...I guide the tag end with my teeth and the tag end always comes out 90 degrees from the leader. The loop comes out straight in line with the leader ( no curves).
To straighten my leaders I pull them taut in a 2ft section at a time while flicking the line several times with my thumb (all the while producing a little medley). The vibration along with the stretch straightens the coils.