Leader line is used in most catfish rigs to help protect against the abrasive mouths of catfish, rocks, stumps and other items underneath the surface of the water that would cut or damage line and also to help serve as a “shock absorber” when a catfish strikes.Leader line is traditionally heavier than the main fishing line used to fish with (the line spooled on the fishing reel) and clear monofilament leader is most common in the 40-50 pound test range.
When you take one of these 1/4 pound spools of fishing line and throw it in your tackle box or catfish boat and leave it for a little while you’re met with a massive mess next time you retrieve it to tie another rig. You either have long lengths of line that has come off the spool or even worse, a massive knot of line which leaves you spending time fighting the line and wasting time which takes away from your fishing time.
There’s a quick and simple solution for storing leader line though that solves all of these problems. We’ve shared this before but when the folks over at Cat Magnet sent us some catfish tackle to test out they sent us some koozies and it seemed like a prefect time to film a new video and update this awesome tip!
Simple Leader Line Storage For Catfish Rigs!
Take a neoprene drink koozie and insert your spool of leader line into the koozie and leave the tag end of the line sticking out of the koozie. When you need to tie a catfish rig you simply pull on the line and get the length of line you need and then put the koozie back in your storage compartment or tackle box.
No more tangles or messes and your leader line will always be nice and organized which means more time fishing and less time fooling with tackle.
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