Leaders & Swivels – A Great Combo

Leaders are an important but often overlooked part of fishing. Having a separate piece of line makes it easier to change from a bait hook to a spinner and vice versa. Leaders should be 12-18 inches long and of the same test line as your regular line. Using a swivel further makes this change go quickly and creating a couple leaders complete with hooks or spinners ahead of your time on the water can reduce the headache of swapping things around. With this system, you can even alter colors of line, as the leader material can be a different color or possibly even the aforementioned Fluorocarbon line, getting a bit of the best of both worlds. Using swivels eliminates the weak leak of tying monofilament to itself; the knot.

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