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    Uncurling Fluoro Leaders

    I'm pretty good at getting bends out of the wire ones by running them through my finger and thumb. Is there a way to get the curl out of fluorocarbon leaders?

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    Gently steam them and stretch. Not too much warmth obviously, but a light steam will allow you to pull them straight.

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    You can also just hang a 5-8oz lure from the leader for a day or so. That will also straighten it.

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1morecast View Post
    I'm pretty good at getting bends out of the wire ones by running them through my finger and thumb. Is there a way to get the curl out of fluorocarbon leaders?
    You can also just hang a 5-8oz lure from the leader for a day or so. That will also straighten it.

    James

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    Sorry for multiple post. Kept getting an error... Looks like it posted
    Last edited by Tackle Industries; 11-07-2011 at 01:52 PM.

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    Thanks guys. I did a combination of both suggestions and the leaders are much better.

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    Just curious, what pound test leaders are you using? I haven't had any trouble with kinks, but the biggest I have been using is 80#.
    Thanks.
    Dave

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    130LB test for me

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    I have found the hard way that 80 breaks a bit too easy. I use 100 and 130. I think I need to work on my knot tying as the leader ends up curled (not kinked). I might need a bit more spit when sinching the knot?

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    Use 5 min epoxy as lube and to finish the knot, it makes a nice clean knot and the mechanical bond secures it...zero failures for me.

    Re: the curls in the leader...set the hook on a few fish...no more curls!

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