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Tom Rowland Podcast


Oct 30, 2018

Lefty Kreh made the 50% rule for leaders and I use it all the time. A 9ft leader is kind of standard. There is a very simple formula, the one made by Lefty. 

4+2+1+2=9

4.5+6+3+1.5+3=13.5

We start with 50 and taper down to 15. We start 4ft of 50lb, 2ft of 30lb, 1ft of 25lb then double the last distance of 2ft of 15lb. 

Tie a blood knot wrapping around 4x and then pushing through with your finger. On the end of the leader you can tie a nail knot or if it has a welded loop you can use a surgeons loop. 

For more information about the above loops you can check out our Youtube channel which gives full explanations of how to tie the knots.