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I hiked for 30min past where everybody bottom bounces to a good spot for bar fishing. Caught a 2lb sucker fish, but can someone tell me how to prevent my leader from eventually twisting/spinning up into a ball? I had a large spin-n-glo, then the dull side of a corkie, then an albright knot onto the hook. The hook had a roe bag. The tip of my spreader bar had a swivel, but it obviously wasn't enough. The result was my hook spinning with the spin-n-glo and the whole leader eventually balling up even against the current because it had twisted too many times in the same direction. Any advice? I'm headed out again tomorrow; maybe I'll try float fishing some roe bags on the Vedder on the way back.
 

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In order to help prevent you line from twising due to the spin 'n'glo you need to use a stiff heavy line .... 40 lb is my norm.

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This is a very common problem. You can virtually eliminate it by attaching a large split ring to the loop in the spreader bar, then attaching a good quality barrel swivel, use 30-40lb. leader. put 2 beads above the hook and 2 beads above the spin n glo. Make sure the hole in the 'glo is larger than the line diameter so it revolves freely. Use a roe knot to tie on the hook and when you are using a roe bag, carefully put the hook thru the top of the bag, then take the roe loop and completely loop it over the roe bag and pull snug. That should prevent the "twisties".......Ortho 8)
 

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Much appreciated!

My leader was only 15lb Maxima monofilament...hey who said a fisherman can't be dumb for a day?!

That makes sense when it comes to physics. I'll just use a stronger mainline, and then 40lb test leader. I can't resit...I'll be at the same spot tomorrow after I visit my fav tackle shop.

Ciao!
 
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