4 - AVOID TANGLES
When a lead is cast into the water, if it doesn’t hit the clip on a tight line there is a good chance it will tangle – maybe not seriously all the time, but it will certainly tangle.
By hitting the line clip or stopping the rig just before it hits the water, the hooklink will straighten out and keep the bait away from the mainline.
This can happen even with stiff hooklinks, although supple ones are the worst. Hit the clip and the chances of a tangle are significantly reduced.
Not hitting the clip causes tangles.