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 ( ‘Lefty always prefers a level leader, while I want some taper to help turn over big bugs.'”

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  • 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.”