There are a couple of problems.
Obviously its all well and good for fishing in shallow water, but things get sticky if you're fishing in say 14ft of water. Thats one hell of a long leader, but casting it can be done.
1. Use PVA string. Carefully roll the leader up into a loop to shorten it, and tie the loop up with PVA string (which dissolves in the water.)
2. Use a mat, lay out the leader carefully on it and cast. Some people will roll the leader up in a bowl.
3. Always 'feather' the cast. Before the rig hits the water put your finger on the rim of the spool to slow down the line coming off. Stop the line feed just before the rig hits the water, which will help seperate the leader from the weight ( this is a technique you should get used to using, since it helps reduce tangles regardless of which set up you use )
4. Use a boom arm made with heat shrink tubing ( see below ) on the first few inches of the leader coming off of the swivel. This helps keep the leader clear of the weight set-up.
It may seem a bit tricky, but this set up has caught me loads of fish ( it even works at night ). You don't have to set it for just below the surface either. Ive used 3 rod set ups where the leaders have covered 3 different layers ( say 6ft on one rod, 8ft on another and 10ft / surface on the third. ) I also use an adjustable version sometimes ( see here
) which is a bit more tricky.
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