Originally Posted by runningfish
I would have done the same thing if I had the leather leader straightener.
I don't have hard skin in my fingers, so I had to wet the leader first to prevent from burning my fingers.
I would think, if it burns your fingers, you are burning the mono. Never trusted those leather straighteners for that reason. WHEN I used mono leaders, I use the receiver ball on my SUV and a rag. Looped the line around it and backed up putting tension.
But as Fred mentioned.....Furled leaders are my only choice for the past 6 or 7 years. Thanks Fred and all you guys that like what I can do.