This DIY set-up for toothy critters is easy to tie, and super reliable
When it comes to muskie, northern pike and lake trout leaders the KISS principle prevails. That’s especially so when you’re fishing with topwaters, jerkbaits and glide baits that don’t cause line twist by rotating and spinning.Then, you can dispense with the heavy swivel that weights down the nose of your lure, and robs it of action.
I keep Maxima Big Game leader dispensers of 60-, 80-, 100-, 125- and 150-pound test in the boat, so we can fashion whatever strength we prefer, and customize the length.Thats usually the distance from the rod tip to the lure, which is what you need to execute the perfect figure-8 manoeuvre by the boat .
Now, watch how simple it is to make the perfect customized leader using the two strongest knots: the figure-eight and crazy Alberto.