curious, why ?
my traces are around 1.2m if that, more manageable
Not traces leaders... to clarify what I mean: -
How’s your casting distance? I find if the leader is too long it really affects distance.MikeAqua wrote: ↑Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:06 pmNot traces leaders... to clarify what I mean: -
- Braid joins to leader
- Leader terminates on Fastach clip
- Trace (if any) attaches to Fastach
I use an FG knot to join the braid to the leader, so the leader can be wound onto the reel. Because the leader can be wound on pretty much any length that fits onto the reel is manageable length. So I use 15 - 20 feet of leader. This has two advantages: -
1) If I get a nick in the leader, I can trim off a couple of feet and still have plenty left;
2) Leader is less visible than braid. The longer my leader, the less chance the fish will see the braid.
When my leader gets down to about 10 feet, I replace it.
I haven't noticed any effect.