We’ve told you a little bit in the past about why you might want to tie your own leaders when you’re fishing in the saltwater.
A conversation with Bruce Chard at Andros South a couple weeks back got us thinking that there’s a really a lot to saltwater leader design and construction, so we asked Bruce to sit down and talk us through how and why he makes the leaders that he uses for bonefish.
Yes, this is actually a 12 1/2 minute video of a guy tying a leader. You will see no fish, no boats and no pretty sunrises. So why waste your time?
Because there is a whole boatload of expert-level information about tying leaders for bonefish in here. Seriously, yours truly learned a ton from Bruce on this one. He covers this stuff and more-
- Why the tippet is actually not the weakest part of the leader
- Which materials to use, and why
- Why there’s a cup of water on the table (hint: it’s not for drinking)
- What’s wrong with lots of commonly-used bonefish leaders
- How to straighten heavy mono
- The finer points of tying blood knots
- How to make a 12 foot leader that actually turns over easily
NOTE: If you’re viewing this in a newsletter or a reader, click here to become a bonefish leader expert on YouTube.
You just learned a lot about one tiny element of fishing for bonefish, right? Think how much you could learn by spending a week with Bruce at his Bonefishing School at Andros South! Drop us a line – we’d love to have you join us.