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View Poll Results: How do you straighten leaders?

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  • A rubber patch

    5 13.51%
  • A leather patch

    7 18.92%
  • The sole of your shoe

    0 0%
  • Your fingers

    9 24.32%
  • Just stretch it or pull it

    12 32.43%
  • Other - What???

    4 10.81%
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  1. #11
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    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    I just stretch em. Don't need more junk hangin from my vest. Plus it was the way I was taught by Dad 38 yrs ago. To late to learn new habits now!!
    Davo
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  2. #12

    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Whiton View Post
    Hi Chris,

    What Fluro are you using that is so supple?

    Frank
    Airflo leader I use some leaders similar to this type (didnt have the exact one on that site) they are coated and very supple range from floating to super fast sinking (6.1 ips). I dont use less than intermediate.

    There is a guy that makes somthing similar to this localy for less they are even softer and suppler but dont last as long (it is a super fluro that is coated Im told)

    I dont do any thing to my tippet material except for drys which I tie the tippet on and hang them with the leader.

    Chris
    "the fight is for habitait. Once its continuation is assured the fish will largely look after themselves." KD

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    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    i use rubber


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  4. Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    I have the rubber flap thingy from orvis ... sometimes it works sometimes it doesnt lol ... im affraid to put too much pressure and heat on the leader/tippet ... so stretching it by hand with a buddy is best for me

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    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    i put a dab of spit on the rubber and pull it once, not too hard, and it seems to work fine. tippets dont require much of anything but your fingers.


    casey


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    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    I used to have a leather patch with rubber glued inside but then found pulling on the leader and line does just as well for most of the time and eliminates a piece of gear I'll forget to carry anyway!
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  7. #17

    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    What I carry is rubber flaps between leather outer flaps,also I use my fingers however over the years I like many others have bought leaders,tipits which are forever tangling, coiling & are hard to straighten,are rubbish whereas others are good,regardless of price.
    I have found ordinary leaders & Fluoro Tipits the go as I don't have half the trouble,Frog Hair Mono is also good.
    My main causes was either the quality or my method of storage,I wind the leaders into coils ,secure them with twist lok cable,keep them individually in small zip top plastic bags which solved the problems,another quicker method is to wind them onto a leader holder about 3" in diameter.
    Also I have just started to use & test the Furled Leaders which don't get the memory effect.

  8. Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    In the jaw of a big trout. Is there any other way?

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    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    I only Fish Furled leaders...... No straightening required. Just one of the many benefits.

  10. Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    Quote Originally Posted by CutThroat Leaders View Post
    I only Fish Furled leaders...... No straightening required. Just one of the many benefits.
    Amen to that...however, the mono leaders can hold a slight curve....for one or two casts at any rate...LOL

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