Sunday, June 24, 2012
MAKING YOUR OWN FISHING LEADERS
So when making your own leader it can be constructed at what ever length you desire. I normally cut a section from 12 to 18 inches. I then add a suitable size crimp then attach the SPRO Power swivel. Run the leader material through the crimp, through the swivel, then back through the crimp. Use a crimpler to apply pressure on the crimp. On the other end repete the same as above but this time use the fixed ring or snap.
I recently have been making many leaders for my upcoming Papua New Guinea trip. Have been using 300lbs SPRO power swivels, fixed rings with a 400lbs rating and have used 200lbs fluorocarbon, 300lbs mono, and 135lbs wire.
So making your own leaders can save lots of money to use on your favorite fishing lures!