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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. #21

    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    Same here.
    Furled leaders are the way to go.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    Rubber patch here.

    All that jazz about burning the leader? I get it, but the bit of heat created in the process is what helps straighten the leader. It is important - basically, you are establishing a new memory for the leader.
    My solution to the "burning problem?" Don't zip it through so fast.
    We finesse everything we lay our hands to when fly fishing - but we cant "feel" our way through this one?
    C'mon, seriously?

    Pulling leaders through my hand, over my knee, around my ear or just tugging on i hemgood and hard... none of these has done the job as nicely as the rubber patch. They're alright in a pinch, yes.
    But I just use good old-fashioned contact cement to glue a piece of rubber to a couple of leather patches. Join them on a split ring, hang on my vest and, "Voila!" its a done deal.
    A lot of things have been improved down through the years, but I venture to say this isn't one of them.

    So far, the fish don't seem to care that I use it and I have not broken a leader because of it.*
    Besides, what is fly fishing without yet another gadget to hang on your vest?

    * Now, my ability to tie good KNOTS... well, that is something altogether different! LOL
    Last edited by dayhut; 07-09-2013 at 12:53 PM.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
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    south florida
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    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    For 100 lb bite tippets, cut them to needed length and pack them into copper tubing. Then run them through a dishwasher cycle without the "dry" cycle engaged.
    http://www.miterclamp.com/Images/N_Amer_FF.jpg Cheers, Jim

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

    I agree with Dayhut. But Nose grease is my solution! Put a little nose grease on your rubber and it makes it pull butter smooth and still straighten out.

  5. #25

    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    Like this.............

    just kidding.

    Home made Furled leaders but l lately I've got some Braided furled leaders from Orvis on clearance that I really like, no stretching and no floatant needed, add 5ft tippet only.
    I am highly qualified to comment in this forum after receiving a Specialized High Intensive Training (S.H.I.T) at the Olde Schitt Institute of Technology (O.S.H.I.T).

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

    That is because braided is hollow in the middle. It will also throw water spray.
    I use Furled all the way, no memory at all......what were we talking about?

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

    my vote is to stretch it!!

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  8. #28
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    Default Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

    I let the fish do it for me.

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