All about in­line leads

What in­line leads lack in terms of pop­u­lar­ity they more than make up for in hook­ing prop­er­ties. You need them in your armoury

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WALK around any carp lake and the ma­jor­ity of an­glers will be us­ing lead clips or he­li­copter set-ups. Very rarely will you stum­ble upon some­one us­ing an in­line lead. De­spite not be­ing the most fash­ion­able of leads, they are with­out doubt the most ef­fec­tive at hook­ing fish. Be­cause the line passes through the cen­tre of the lead and there is no swivel at­tach­ment, a carp will come into con­tact with the full weight of the lead soon af­ter pick­ing up the hook­bait. These leads work best with short sup­ple braid hook­links and are ideal when fished in­side solid PVA bags. The only down­side of in­line leads is their nose­heavy de­sign. When you cast out, the hook­link swivel will be the first thing to hit the lakebed. If you were us­ing a stiff hook­link ma­te­rial and the lead landed on soft lakebed, the lead can plug in and leave the hook­link stick­ing up at an awk­ward an­gle. Lead­ing around to lo­cate a firm area to fish over pre­vents this prob­lem.

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