Tune-Up Tuesday: When to use Leader Line

Posted on Dec 15, 2020

By Dave Brown

Tune-Up Tuesday:  When to use Leader Line

When to Use Leader Line

You have probably heard the term "leader line" when fishing. Leader line refers to the section of line that is between you hook and your main line attached to your reel. Leader line acts as a buffer to that main line. You might be using a heavy monofilament or braided main line while you can use a lighter leader line. Most leader lines will either be fluorocarbon or monofilament lines.

The leader line helps in shock absorption and line invisibility to fish. The length of leader can vary from only a few inches up to several yards in heavy, offshore application. In this video, Dave walks you through a few of the applications and why you might need a leader line on your next fishing trip.

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