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Old 03-15-2009, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: Straightening Leaders

Buy some furled leaders. Cheaper in the long run.
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Default Re: Straightening Leaders

I try to make my first cast right into a tree or bush. The tugging straightens
the leader like a laser beam...LOL!

Seriously...I pretty much stopped using a leader patch thingy, and just
give the leader a gentle pull through my hands. If it's not 100% perfectly
straight, it is after 2-3 casts.
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Here's me being cheap again: When I started FFing, I looked at those leader straighteners and decided I could do cheaper with a piece of bike inner tube. It didn't straighten leaders very well, and I could see very early on that it was fraying the mono leader.
What I do now is lick my index finger, or dip it in the water, wrap the leader once around and carefully pull. Pulling too hard or fast will cut your finger or burn it. Most anything short of that will straighten the leader,
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