TWO WAYS TO SET-UP AN INLINE LEAD
There are two ways to set up an inline lead - semi-fixed or drop off. Semi-fixed is where the mainline or leader passes through the centre of the lead and the hooklink swivel is then pushed into the base. The swivel should be tight enough to hold in place on the cast but will pull out when put under pressure. This means if you crack off or a fish becomes snagged, the hooklink can pull out of the lead and the lead will then simply fall off the mainline. If you are fishing close to a series of snags or any other scenario in which you need to ditch the lead on the take, you will need to use a drop off arrangement. The method sees the line passing over the outside of the lead as opposed to through the centre. When a fish picks up the bait and the line tightens the lead simply falls away.