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A fishing leader is a line that is connected to the end of the main fishing line. It is the line fishing lures and rigs are tied into. Attaching the two lines is basically done by tying them both with a knot or a swivel which acts as the joining device for both lines.
There are reasons why anglers use a leader line. First, it is used to supply added protection from the sharp edged teeth of the fish, reefs and rocks. The other reason is that a number of fishing lines are extremely detectible underwater, so anglers use the more invisble leader to attach their fishing lures. This helps... (more)
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