How to Unravel a Tapered Leader
Do you ever have trouble getting a new knotless, tapered leader from the package to the end of your line? When I was a guide, I used to watch anglers struggle with this all the time.
Sometimes they'd end up with a tangle bad enough that they'd just grab a new leader and start over. At about $3.50 a pop, that's an expensive mistake if it happens often enough. The truth is, unraveling a prepackaged leader is quite simple if you know a couple of tricks.
Here's a technique shown to me by my friend Macauley Lord one day on the banks of the Rapid River in Maine.