The Right Leaders for Largemouth Bass

In this week’s “Fine Lines” column, Phil Monahan discusses how to construct the right types of largemouth bass leaders.
Excerpt: “‘Lefty Kreh and I have been going round and round on this question for years,’ says John Likakis, former editor of Warmwater Fly Fishing magazine and proprietor of Bass Bug Central (bassbugcentral.com). ‘Lefty always prefers a level leader, while I want some taper to help turn over big bugs.'”

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  • http://www.kenmorrow.net ken morrow

    i’ll side with lefty on this one. i’ve just never sensed a need for a tapered leader for bass fishing, and a straight piece of monofilament is quite a bit cheaper. “waste not want not.”