Leaders

Discussion in 'Homemade baits' started by andrew492, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. andrew492

    andrew492 New Member

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    Would it be feasible or worth the hassle to make your own leaders?:confused2:
     
  2. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I always make my own leaders out of 50 lb. premium salt water ande. Its very abrasion resistant and ties strong knots. You can make them to the length that fits your style of fishing.
     

  3. justwannano

    justwannano Active Member

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    I think most of the guys do.
     
  4. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I pre tie all my own leaders, aint gonna trust a store bought knot.
     
  5. andrew492

    andrew492 New Member

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    Thanks for yalls advice:wink:
     
  6. Shreveport Mike

    Shreveport Mike New Member

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    I agree. Tie em yourself.
     
  7. bigsmitty13

    bigsmitty13 New Member

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    We do all of our own as well.
     
  8. Vince Copple

    Vince Copple New Member

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    There is an article about the “catfish rig box” that is up in the CATFISH PUBLICATION » Pro's Corner I wanted to try to help you all with this problem or concern about pretying your rigs before you even hit the water to save you time and effort. During a tournament, every second counts as you want to be focused and watching for a bite. You never know when that pole will go down and you have to be ready for it…
     
  9. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    It is just easier to me to make your own leaders. You can choose your own line, the hook style you want and the length of the leader.
     
  10. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    I agree 100% i always pre tie my own leaders i don't trust store bought knots.... i only use polymer knots
     
  11. tntitans21399

    tntitans21399 New Member

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    It is a lot cheaper because you can find a big spool of 50lbs test for about $10 or so at Bass Pro, and make as many leaders as you want at any length, vs if you buy leaders you could spend $10 on 5-10 leaders. So you can make a lot more then that from a spool.