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    Default Captive back lead users

    Anyone on here long term users of captive back leads?

    If so how do you find them? Any hints and tips?

    Iíve been thinking about making my own, adjustable bobbin clip on the end of a length of line/cord with either a small bomb or bullet lead trapped behind the bobbin clip with an adjustable float stop.

    Not sure what to use as the line/cord and best way to store them without it all ending up like a birds nest.

    Am I correct in guessing once you have slide the back lead down your line, the line attached to the back lead needs to be as tight as possible back to your front rod rest? The thinking being the tighter the line the back leads on the the quicker and easier it will ping off your line when you strike into a fish?

    Looking forward to hearing peopleís thoughts

    J2

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    The fox ones mk1 i use have a polyester (i think) cord
    The mk 2 use a braid i havent found any difference really
    I just hook it onto the line and let them slide down it does pull the tip down a little when i set them up.
    Havent got a clue if its right but i only have to lift the rod and it comes off the line

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    The fox clip is very good in general but as you state it releases more easily when the cord is tight.

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    It will only release when the cord is tight. As the lines just pulls through until the opposing direction comes into play. The fox ones are very good even with the neon Day-Glo cord used to attach them.
    Edited for the sensitive prissy meow meows we entertain

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    I see Decathlon have captive back leads for £3.69. Wouldn't think you could make them for much less.

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    Of course, I wouldn't want to ruin the fun of making your own bits and pieces =-]

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    Nice one fellas

    For the fox users is the yellow cord on the MK1s or braid on the MK2s floating or sinking?

    I have some old floating 30lb braid that 8m going to use. I was going to use light 3/4lb nylon but I think braid will be better

    I also think some old large pole rig winders will suffice for storage too

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    It really doesnt matter if it floats or sinks use whatever you have.
    I only use mine on 1 particular water which is a nightmare for boats and i fish it that rarely,i honestly cant say if it floats or not

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