I’ve been sicker than a dog the last few days, so today feeling a little better I decide to go and cut some line for making up the perch rigs I will need to fish in Matthew’s Bait and Tackle’s First Perch Derby on the 20th of this month. So as I am using the snips to cut my line 20 inches for making the snells, they are coming off tighter than the end of a pig’s curly tail.
So taking some time, and this isn’t brain surgery, so just a few minutes here, I looked at the problem. How to get the line straight? My solution to the problem was to tie a loop, and then add a weight to the bottom. No good, already had the line measured out. The final solution was to secure one end with a pair of forceps, and hang from a nail. At the other end, I did the same with with another pair. Wa-laa, a line straightener for my pre-cut lengths. I have no idea how to spell wa-laa, it just doesn’t spell check, but you get the point.
Hope it helps any do-it-yourselfer out there who might have come to this problem themselves.