Benefits of Leaders. Build Predator Rig Yourself

A safe leader predator fishing is essential! Nothing is more annoying and preventable than losing the fish of his life due to a flaw in the material. In this article, you will find useful tips & tricks regarding the most common rig materials.

It makes based on the type of fishing, sometimes more and sometimes less sense to fish with a particular leader. Depending on you should make this first and foremost by the events under water and the fish that is to be expected. What should do it but definitely not, is to tie the bait right on its main line!

At the end of the article you find also a video, in which Enrico di Ventura (Predax fishing) again explained in detail and figurative about you.


Fluorocarbon, for example, is popular with many anglers, as it has the same refraction factor as water and therefore is practically invisible to the predator. But beware: This material gets relatively quickly vulnerabilities, as soon as the leader in touch with sharp Pike teeth. It makes fishing only sense with Fluocarbon when to expect are no big Pike or sharp-edged stones and mussels in the waters. An absolute exception however offers the so-called “Hardmono” or really thick Fluocarbon with a thickness of 1, 00 mm. This is also for litters with big baits, because it absorbs the forces of flight during the throw.

Really big in large rivers with stone packs under water, lakes with many shells on the ground or waters generally where Northern Pike to expect, is however mostly duty steel!


Two different types of steel leaders are well known: the 1 × 7 and the 7 × 7. The former leader made 7 together intricate steel cores that offer a higher abrasion resistance than the 7 × 7. This rig is relatively stiff. Would you fish his bait at a rather smooth leader, better move to the bait or animate, you should access to the 7 × 7. Said material is flexible, but also more prone to extra line breaks from a total of 49 steel cores together intertwined and therefore a lot.

Fishing with inter alia Jerkbaits, a titanium leader is, by the way. By the stiffness of the material the bait not so frequently overturns on the roll.

How to tie a leader?

Tippets you may bind or but squeeze.

For it, one need squeezing alongside the leader material itself, clamping sleeves, a snap, a Tönnchen vertebrae and a clamp sleeves. While it is important to coordinate the materials concerning the capacities.

Step 1: The leader material is fed through the appropriate sleeve.

Step 2: now the Tönnchen vertebrae on which is drawn steel.

Step 3: The end of the Vorfaches is led back through the sleeve and so involved in the loop, that the vertebrae still can move freely.

Step 4: Now the clamp sleeve is used and the sleeve is pushed to force something. You must not crush the sleeve to the uttermost, but already so that it sits firmly and are seeing the “teeth marks” the pliers on the sleeve.

Step 5: On the other end of the Vorfaches the second sleeve is threaded and then the snap now.

Step 6: End of our leader is again returned through the sleeve and also so involved in the loop, that the snap still can move freely.

Step 7: Right, it’s done and the pliers be used one last time. Again, the sleeve is described as above down to.

Step 8: Finally you knippst yet the protruding ends of the Vorfaches on the sleeves off and your predator rig is ready!

You can also squeeze fluorocarbon. However, you should prefer knot up to a thickness of 0, 60 mm. If you want but don’t squeeze, uses only the flat surface of your pliers and not the pressure points that are intended for steel!

Expert Tip:

Fluo has of the role, as surely some of you may know, to roll the annoying property again and again. Which can be a very simple trick: just the fluo between fingers rub up and down, to produce heat. You know at some point it gets too hot on your fingers. Just then, the right moment has come to stretch the material once neatly in the length and for two, three seconds under tension to keep. Now you will notice that the rig significantly less rolls on itself then.