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    Why do I need shockleader?

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    Why do I need shockleader?

    Post by Admin on Fri 16 Jul - 20:57

    Why do I need shockleader?

    It is for two
    reasons. One saftey! stops your lead flying off and hurting someone near
    by. Two stops you loosing all your gear "Snap off" whilst casting.

    Shockleader to my mainline?

    Use a Albright Knot!

    Albright Knot is most commonly used for joining monofilament lines of
    unequal diameters, for creating shock leaders and when a Bimini Twist is
    tied in the end of the lighter casting line. It is also used for
    connecting monofilament to wire.

    Heres How to!

    1. Bend a
    loop in the tag end of the heavier monofilament and hold between thumb
    and forefinger of left hand. Insert the tag end of the lighter
    monofilament through loop from the top.
    Pull the standing part of the
    heavy mono and the standing part of the light mono.

    2. Slip tag
    end of lighter monofilament under your left thumb and pinch it tightly
    against the heavier strands of the loop. Wrap the first turn of the
    lighter monofilament over itself and continue wrapping toward the round
    end of the loop. Take at least 12 turns with the lighter monofilament
    around all three strands

    3. Insert tag end of the lighter
    monofilament through end of the loop from the bottom. It must enter and
    leave the loop on the same side.

    4. With the thumb and forefinger
    of the left hand, slide the coils of the lighter monofilament toward
    the end of the loop, stop 1/8" from end of loop. Using pliers, pull the
    tag end of the lighter mono tight to keep the coils from the slipping
    off the loop.

    5. With your left hand still holding the heavier
    mono, pull on the standing part of the lighter mono. Pull the tag end of
    the lighter mono and the standing part a second time.

    6. Trim
    both tag ends.

    How much leader to put on my spool?

    best way to measure the required length of leader for casting over
    cleanish ground is to tie the main line to the leader material outside
    the top tip ring, wind on the leader counting it around the reel spool 8

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